The Hurricane Season Forecast 2019 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) leans toward a near-normal season of  9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which to 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).

Hurricane Season Forecast 2019 NOAA

With a 40% chance of occurrence a near normal season is most likely, but NOAA also notes a 30% of an above-normal season. Warmer than average sea surface temperatures over the Atlantic favor storm development. The warm waters offer more fuel for developing storms, which would push for an above average season.

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