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NOAA: 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook

Yesterday NOAA released their Atlantic Ocean hurricane seasonal outlook for 2017.  It shows that the season is likely to be above normal in numbers due to the continuing neutral conditions, which improve the atmospheric conditions that help tropical storms grow.  They predict two to four major hurricanes, five to seven total hurricanes and 11 to 17 named storms.  This has the potential of increasing rainfall across parts of the Southeast during the tropical season from June to November, since a good portion of summer rainfall comes from tropical systems.  However, it depends significantly on where any storms might go, and paths are not predictable so far ahead.  And of course it only takes one storm to cause tremendous damage. You can read more about it at