NWS Releases Hurricane Predictions For 2011 Season

The National Weather Service has released its hurricane predictions for the 2011 season.

12 to 18 named storms with the possibility of 3 to 6 of those storms turning into major hurricanes is what the National Weather Service is predicting for the 2011 hurricane season.

Meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service in Newport
Richard Bandy says last year was also an active season, even though no hurricane hit land.

"Inversely you could have a very low activity season but you could still get hit by hurricane, you could have a season with only one hurricane form, but if it happens near the coast and makes land fall it could cause significant impacts." said Bandy.

Governor Bev Perdue declared next week hurricane preparedness week. She is urging all North Carolina residents to develop or update their family emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November.


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  • by BLAHammed on May 21, 2011 at 07:15 PM
    OK people,we have 47 minutes left.Ala is great,Ala is good let us thank him for our food.Anyway you get trhe point!
  • by Anonymous on May 21, 2011 at 06:56 PM
    that is the wildcard. damage to the refineries/ oil facilities would jack up gas again. Just when it's starting to decline. it's good that we see what living with $100. per tank gas is like. for it can easily happen and will in time.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on May 21, 2011 at 02:02 PM
    The first one that get into the gulf will be the next excuse. They have to secure and vacate the oil platforms and all. Stand by for $6.00 gal. Big oil will declare the tropical wave paused everything. They are already hinting the flood waters will impact oil and fisheries. Is it 2012 YET? Ooops forgot the end of the world happens, but seeing as how the greatest country on the planet is being killed from within, I'll shut up here.
  • by BLAHammed on May 21, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    WHO CARES!Have any of you heard?The end of the world is today by 6 PM.I just dont know if that is eastern,central or pacific time.
    • reply
      by Party time! on May 21, 2011 at 01:44 PM in reply to BLAHammed
      Thought we had till Dec of 2012. Then, I heard we were gonna get it today- I'm waiting with 73% of my savings in stock.
    • reply
      by BLAHammed on May 21, 2011 at 06:42 PM in reply to BLAHammed
      Oh wait a minute,It's PARTY TIME!
  • by Party time! on May 21, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    Oops, forgot the most important essential: cold beer! better check those generators.
  • by Party time! Location: coastal NC on May 21, 2011 at 11:42 AM
    Who's afraid of a little hurricane. Got my gas masks, radiation pills, pails of stored wheat from Emergency Essentials, a hot water heater full of water, 30 gallons on the side also, two AK-47s, two mini-14s, full ammo cans and I'm all prayed up... Now, it's a direct tornado hit that concerns me. Hurricanes spin them off. Andrew pegged the wind guages at 200mph as it flattened Holmstead FL. If one comes at me, think I'll go to Disney World.
  • by clint on May 21, 2011 at 07:37 AM
    There will be some tropical storms and some of those will become hurricanes. Of the hurricanes some may become major storms and may or may not make landfall in the US. Now there's a prediction you can take to the bank! Duuuh Huuuuh.
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      by GH on May 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM in reply to clint
      Amen Brother !
  • by a Location: nc on May 21, 2011 at 06:36 AM
    Meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service in Newport Richard Bandy says last year was also an active season, even though no hurricane hit land. "Inversely you could have a very low activity season but you could still get hit by hurricane, you could have a season with only one hurricane form, but if it happens near the coast and makes land fall it could cause significant impacts." said Bandy. MAN. THAT BANDY GUY IS A GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!
  • by shore Location: bird on May 20, 2011 at 07:57 PM
    bring it on big daddy,bring it on!!!
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