According to scientists, 2020 is going to be one of the busiest hurricane seasons in history.
Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1st through November 30th, is going to be way above average this year. In the past 30 years the number of named storms has averaged out to be about 12 named storms per year. This year meteorologists are expecting 14-18 named storms, or 140% above normal.
Last years hurricane season ended with over $11 billion dollars in damage.
The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season saw 28 storms! Among them were Cat 5 storms, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Hurricane Katrina is the storm notorious for decimating New Orleans, Louisiana. Rita followed shortly after slamming into the Florida Keys, Louisiana, and Texas followed by Hurricane Wilma.
Warm water – already 3 degrees above average this year – is the main driving factor behind super-active hurricane seasons. Another factor which could play into the severity of this year’s hurricane season is La Nina. Should La Nina be strong this year, more storms will likely develop.
AccuWeather meteorologists have issued the following predictions for the 2020 hurricane season: