AccuWeather predicts another active hurricane season in 2021
According to AccuWeather, a private weather forecasting service, another busy hurricane season looks imminent, but thankfully it will not be as destructive as last year.
The forecast calls for seven to ten hurricanes. Three to five of these are forecast to be major hurricanes, with winds of at least 111 mph. “Current indications are that this will be another above-normal season,” said AccuWeather’s head hurricane forecaster Dan Kottlowski. “This has the potential to have a major effect on the United States.”
Fortunately, the season is still unlikely to be as severe as last year’s record-breaking season, which produced 30 storms, including 13 hurricanes, causing 12 direct hits to the United States, and exhausting the storm names chosen for that year.
However, the threat to the United States’ east coast could be greater this year due to the weakening of the Bermuda high, a high-pressure system that stiff-armed several storms into the Gulf of Mexico last year. This year, the rim of the Bermuda high could be farther northeast, causing storms to bend north faster and hit the east coast.
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