61% Chance Florida Will Be Hit By Hurricane this Year

By Brad Haynes

Get ready for some wild weather coming up toward the end of summer/early fall. In a report released by researchers Friday, there is a 61% chance that the state of Florida will be hit by a hurricane this year. The historical average is 51%.

The report also states that there is a 27% chance that we will be hit by a “major” hurricane. The historical average of that happening is 21%.

Additionally, researchers are estimating 16 named storms and 8 hurricanes (with three of them being “major” hurricanes reaching a Category 3 and containing winds up to 111 mph).

Why the increase in possibly severe weather this year? “Anomalously warm” water is said to be to blame.

The 2017 hurricane season runs through November 30.

 

 

 

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