2021 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook Update: Tips to Prepare for Storms, Before They Arrive

Posted on August 18, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center updated its outlook for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season on August 4, 2021.

NOAA predicts 15-21 named storms, of which 7-10 will be hurricanes, including 3-5 becoming major hurricanes. Earlier in the season, NOAA’s initial forecast predicted 13 to 20 named storms, of which 6 to 10 could become major hurricanes.

Colorado State University also updated their forecast from 17 named storms to 18 named storms, of which 8 could become hurricanes.

NOAA’s updated outlook includes Hurricane Elsa, a storm that was the earliest 5th storm on record.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Atlantic has already seen six named storms: Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Elsa, and Fred.

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