- There are 10 to 17 predicted storms with wind speeds of 39 mph or more.
- Five to nine of these storms will become hurricanes with wind speeds of 74 mph or greater.
- The major hurricane prediction subset includes two to four storms with winds of more than 110 mph.
Disaster recovery servicing continues to be a hot topic and the forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season already points to another challenging yearend. The Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) preseason forecast for the current hurricane season (August through November) was recently issued and indicated there would be more than a dozen storms as follows: