Above-normal hurricane season but not as active as last year

Remember impacts can reach North Georgia, Atlantic season starts today

Did you already forget all of Metro Atlanta was under a Tropical Storm Warning last season from what was Hurricane Zeta?

And it is certainly not the first time Atlanta has been impacted by tropical storm conditions over the past couple decades. So be prepared.

For over 3 months we have been predicting an above-average hurricane season.

PREDICTIONS AND CONSENSUS AVERAGE:

Most forecasters agree that we will have a more active than normal season but less than the hyper active record breaking level of last season (30 named systems). Most also agree that there is an above-normal risk for significant impact to the U.S. coastline again this year.

We will have to watch for nearby development of tropical systems as early as this month.

The season runs through the end of November, but 90% of the strongest storms occur August-October.

For other info and updates follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.

Kirk Mellish

Meteorologist

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