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Hurricane season begins June 1

By Kaitlin Holley

 

Coronavirus has canceled many things, but unfortunately hurricane season won’t be one of them.

Hurricane season kicks off June 1, and experts are predicting it to be eventful.

Dan Kottlowksi, AccuWeather’s top hurricane expert says, “It’s going to be an above-normal season. On a normal year, we have around 12 storms, six hurricanes and roughly three major hurricanes.”

Meteorologists this week released a 2020 Atlantic hurricane forecast.

Kottlowksi’s team is calling for 14-18 tropical storms during this upcoming season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

“Of those storms, seven to nine are forecast to become hurricanes, and two to four are predicted to strengthen into major hurricanes,” Kottlowski said.