The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1. For 2021, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).
In the latest webisode of the City’s ongoing educational SustainaWhat? Series, Staff sat down with Scott Spratt, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Melbourne, to discuss what can be anticipated this season, tropical cyclone science and safety tips.
Check out this informative presentation so you can be weather ready when the time comes: