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Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Atlantic Hurricane Season Update for August, 2006

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today released an update for the 2006 Atlantic basin hurricane season:

Probability of an Above-Normal Hurricane Season: 75%

Probability of a Near-Normal Hurricane Season: 20%

Predicted # of Named Storms: 12 to 15

Predicted # of Named Storms Becoming Hurricanes: 7 to 9

Predicted # of Named Storms Becoming Major Hurricanes: 3 to 5

The Atlantic basin has produced 3 named storms so far this season--Alberto, Beryl, and Chris--but, so far this season, no named storm has become a major hurricane. With 3 named storms having come and gone so far, the predicted number of major hurricanes (major = category 3 to 5) for this season is now at 3-4.

Click here to view the full NOAA report.

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