Atlantic Hurricane Season Officially Begins, But All is Calm For Now

Today marks the official start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, but no tropical cyclones are expected during at least the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC).

The season, which will run until November 30, could be above normal, with an average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. Forecasters say there is a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season, and only a 20 percent chance of a below-normal season.

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