The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1 and officially ends November 30, will have between 10 and 16 tropical storms that will be identified by name due to the strength they are expected to have, according to the National Administration. Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA). Of these, between 4 and 8 could become hurricanes, and 4 they would become especially strong.
According to the forecasts, this season is going to be more or less normal.
In the last 20 years of the last century, between 1980 and 2000, there were an average of 12 tropical storms; six became hurricanes, and three were very intense. However, last year the season was rather mild, 12 storms forming, 4 of them becoming hurricanesLike Joaquín, who arrived in Spain like a storm.
This year, 2016, Hurricane Alex formed on January 14, thus ranking at the top of the list of hurricanes formed since 1938. In effect: was the most premature in recent decades. For this reason, although the hurricane season is expected to be normal, and even if there is a 25% probability that it will be milder, it is important to be attentive to weather warnings, as the impact of just one could be fatal.
From the National Hurricane Center they mentioned that a tropical storm called Bonnie It was moving towards South Carolina at a speed of 16km / h, with gusts of up to 65km / h on May 29. Fortunately, it weakened and became a tropical depression.
Names for the 2016 season
These will be the names for the 2016 season:
Where do hurricanes form?
Hurricanes are low-pressure systems that rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere. They form over the oceans of warm water, near the Equator, feeding on the warm and humid air of those areas.
Hurricanes are impressive natural phenomena, but they can cause significant damage, so if you live in an area where they usually arrive, you know, be careful.
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