The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its outlook for the upcoming season.

NOAA Predicts an 85% Chance of an Above-Normal Season

Why is this a Concern for Alabamians?

“Alabama has approximately 50 miles of Gulf Beach and an estimated 65 to 70 miles of bay beaches,” said the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Impacts could still be a concern for those living far inland, including our Townsquare Media Coverage area, as various modes of severe weather may occur depending on the hurricane's track.

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Key Factors for an Above-Normal Season

La Niña, which is typically linked to the intensification of storms. NOAA said that there is a “49% chance of development of La Niña may develop in June – August” or a “69% chance of development in July – September.”

The Atlantic Ocean is experiencing unprecedented warmth across numerous regions, a condition that may also contribute to the amplification of storm activity.

NOAA said that this “hurricane season also features the potential for an above-normal West African monsoon, which can produce African easterly waves that seed some of the strongest and longer-lived Atlantic storms.”

“Light trade winds allow hurricanes to grow in strength without the disruption of strong wind shear and also minimize ocean cooling,” said NOAA.

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NOAA's 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

“Forecasters have a 70% confidence in these ranges.”

Named Storms

17 - 25


8 - 13

Major Hurricanes

4 – 7

2024 Hurricane Names

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