NOAA releases its 2021 hurricane season outlook; calls for another above-average season

Published: May. 20, 2021 at 1:14 PM CDT
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2021 storm name list
2021 storm name list(KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - NOAA has released its 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast, calling for another above-average season, though not rivaling the historic 2020 number of storms.

2021 Hurricane Season Outlook
2021 Hurricane Season Outlook(KPLC)

In addition, a supplemental name list will be used instead of the Greek alphabet going forward.

2021 supplemental storm names
2021 supplemental storm names(KPLC)

As of today, there is a 90% chance of Ana forming in the North Atlantic as a sub-tropical storm, but it means nothing to us as it will not be moving toward the Gulf.

Ana likely to form in the north Atlantic
Ana likely to form in the north Atlantic(KPLC)

If it is named, it would be the 7th consecutive season of a named storm before the official start of hurricane season which is June 1st.

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