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National Hurricane Center

As part of the National Weather Service within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Hurricane Center's mission is to save lives, mitigate property loss and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards.

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NOAA Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020. For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher)...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Don Graves at the NOAA Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Press Conference

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Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you. Thank you, Ben, for that introduction and your continued leadership. Nearly all of us have witnessed the impact that weather can have on our communities. Some of us view weather events as a mere nuisance – extra rain that slows traffic or snow that forces us to adjust plans for the day. But I’ve seen, first-hand, the devastating impact that extreme...