Researchers Predict 13 Named Atlantic Storms For 2023

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports:

The 2023 hurricane season officially begins on June 1, and Arlene sits at the top of this year’s list of storm names. The National Hurricane Center moves through an alphabetical list throughout the season.

Though hurricane season lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30, storms can form at any time. It is not uncommon for a storm to be named before June.

Researchers from Colorado State University predict that this year’s hurricane season would produce slightly fewer storms than average. The researchers called for 13 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes thanks to expected development of El Niño conditions in the Pacific later in the year.

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