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FILE – This Wednesday, May 27, 2020 satellite image made available by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the South Carolina coast. (NOAA via AP)

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) NOAA’s latest hurricane outlook, this is going to be an update from their pre-season outlook, which called for an “above average” hurricane season for the Atlantic basin. CW39 meteorologist Carrigan Chauvin has a closer look at these updated numbers.

8/4/2021 10:45AM UPDATE: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has posted the following update:

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is well underway, and atmospheric and oceanic conditions remain conducive for an above-average hurricane season, according to the annual mid-season update issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. 

The latest outlook reflects that the number of expected named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater) is 15-21, including 7-10 hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or greater), of which 3-5 could become major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, or 5 with winds 111 mph or greater). This updated outlook includes the 5 named storms that have formed so far, with Hurricane Elsa becoming the earliest 5th named storm on record.


August happens to be a very busy month for the eastern Pacific. We have your first look at the latest tropics update. Some new releases are coming today. The National Weather Service is giving an update for the Atlantic for our hurricane season. Here is what we know so far.

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