TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — The government agency responsible for monitoring hurricanes upgraded its prediction as hurricane season enters its peak stretch in August and September.
On Thursday, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) changed its prediction for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season from “near-normal” to “above-normal” levels of storm activity.
The new outlook forecasts a 70 percent chance of 14-21 named storms, including 6-11 could become hurricanes and 2-5 that could become major hurricanes. Under NOAA’s standards, an average year features 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes.
“We’re urging you to prepare now for the upcoming quarter of the hurricane season, as a single storm can have catastrophic impacts,” cautioned NOAA’s lead hurricane season forecaster Matthew Rosencrans. “Preparing now makes for a safer and more resilient community should a storm strike your area.”
The 2022 hurricane season featured 14 named storms, The Capitolist reported, yielding over $120 billion in damage and nearly 200 deaths.
Many on the Left who are obsessed with climate change, including most mainstream media outlets, often assert that devastating hurricanes are on the rise as a result of human-induced environmental damage. However, storm data dating back to 1850 reveal no trend of an increase in major storms.