That it could only be as easy as a grade. Instead it is the number of hurricanes we see in the Gulf.
NOAA is predicting an above-average hurricane season, including up to six major hurricanes and 14-21 named storms, it announced Tuesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast comes with south Louisiana still reeling from the storms of the last two years. It predicts 6-10 hurricanes in total and three to six major storms, or those Category 3 and above. NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad said it was 65% sure of its forecast for an above-average hurricane season. “It’s crucial to remember that it only takes one storm to damage your home, neighborhood and community,” Spinrad said. “Now is the time to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season.”nola.com
This season arrives with people still recovering from the last two years.
This season arrives with parts of south Louisiana still recovering from 2020’s Hurricane Laura and 2021’s Hurricane Ida. More than 9,000 households are living in post-storm trailers or mobile homes provided by FEMA or the state. Last year was the third most-active season with 21 named storms, behind the 2020 and 2005 seasons.
Personally, I prefer the grade.