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Above-Normal 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

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Even though 2020 was the most active hurricane season on record, forecasters are projecting another busy hurricane season this year.  Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project released its first forecast Thursday predicting an above-normal season for 2021.  A total of 17 named storms, eight hurricanes and four major hurricanes are expected this season.  The official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 31st, though storms can develop outside of that timeframe.  The National Hurricane Center will issue their tropical weather outlooks on May 15. 

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.