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Forecasters expect another overactive hurricane season with 17 named storms

April 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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After last year's record-breaking hurricane season, forecasters are expecting another overactive season.

Colorado State University (CSU) released its 2021 Atlantic hurricane season forecast on Thursday morning and is predicting another above-average season this year.

Each of these numbers is above the typical season average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.

However, seasonal averages are in the process of being updated, according to Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

So, for the moment, El NiƱo's calming effect on Atlantic hurricane season does not seem likely for 2021.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season finished with a total of 30 named storms -- the most in any year on record.

Before 2021, if the hurricane season used up all the names on the predetermined alphabetical list, the next plan of action was to use the Greek alphabet.

The Greek alphabet will be replaced by a supplemental list of names using the same rules as the main Atlantic hurricane season naming list -- a list of names A-Z, but excluding the letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z -- for if and when the initial list of names has been exhausted.

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