AccuWeather releases 2019 hurricane forecast

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AccuWeather projects a normal to slightly-above-normal hurricane season this year, according to an outlook released Wednesday.

“It’s important to develop a plan now,” AccuWeather senior meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said, noting that hurricane season starts in June.

For the 2019 hurricane season, the forecast projects:

  • 12 to 14 named storms
  • 5 to 7 hurricanes
  • 2 to 4 major hurricanes

The National Hurricane Center considers a normal season to include 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes.

AccuWeather also predicts that between two and four storms will impact coastal areas, making either direct landfall or sideswiping the coast.

“Everyone living along the coast should have a hurricane plan in place,” Vice President of AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Jonathan Porter said.

The StormTracker Team will keep you updated, as hurricane forecasts continue to emerge over the next few weeks.

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