Forecast predicts busy Atlantic hurricane season
MIAMI | U.S. forecasters say an Atlantic hurricane season that started off strong shows no signs of slowing down.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s updated hurricane season forecast predicts 14 to 19 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes. Two to five hurricanes are expected to be “major” with sustained winds of at least 111 mph.
Six tropical storms have formed so far this year, including two that hit the U.S.A National Hurricane Center advisory said Tropical Storm Franklin became Hurricane Franklin on Wednesday afternoon as it approached Mexico’s central Gulf coast.