NOAA predicts a “near-normal” hurricane season for 2023

5-9 storms could become hurricanes this season.
5-9 storms could become hurricanes this season.(KBTX Weather)
Published: May. 25, 2023 at 10:24 AM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are calling for near-normal Atlantic hurricane season.

The late-May forecast calls for a total of 12-17 named storms. Of which, 5-9 could become hurricanes, and 1-4 could become major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger).

Earlier this spring, forecasters at Colorado State University come to the same conclusion, citing a stronger El Niño summer and fall as potentially squelching some development this year.

Texas typically sees its highest volume of tropical cyclone impacts in June-September, where landfall become increasingly less likely for the Lone Star State from September onward.

The Atlantic season lasts from June 1 to November 30.