2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1 - November 30, annually. This year, 2016, weather scientists are predicting that the Atlantic Hurricane season will likely be near-normal.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a 70 percent likelihood of:

  • 10 to 16 Named Storms (winds of 39 mph or higher)
  • 4 to 8 Hurricanes (winds of 74 mph higher)
  • 1 to 4 Major Hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher)

Forecast uncertainty in the climate signals that influence the formation of Atlantic storms make predicting this season particularly difficult. El Nino is dissipating and NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 70 percent chance that La Nina, which favors more hurricane activity, will be present during the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October.

However, regardless of the seasonal outlook, it only takes one storm to significantly disrupt your life. All must finalize preparations such as: developing a family communications plan, building an emergency supply kit for your home and Know where your community shelters are located. It is important to remain vigilant in order to protect you and your family.

The 2016 Atlantic Basin tropical cyclones names are:

Hurricane Names

Hurricane Names
Alex Lisa
Bonnie Matthew
Colin Nicole
Danielle Otto
Earl Paula
Fiona Richard
Gaston Shary
Hermine Tobias
Ian Virginie
Julia Walter

Be Prepared!!!