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Active Hurricane Season Predicted

JACKSON, Miss.–That time of the year where tornadoes and possible hurricanes overlap in the state is closing in on Mississippians. 

Clearly no one is hoping for that scenario but regardless the 2013 Hurricane Season starts on June 1 in the Gulf Coast.

“All indications are that 2013 will be an active or extremely active hurricane season,” said Steve Wilkinson, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service.”

Several strong hurricanes are predicted along with the very active hurricane season according to the NWS.

“NOAA is predicting a 70 percent chance of 13 to 20 named storms in the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Gulf of Mexico, of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes, including three to six major hurricanes, defined as Category 3 or higher,” said Wilkinson.

The last major hurricane to inflict damage in Mississippi was Isaac less than one year ago.

 

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