Hurricane Season Likely to Be “Extremely Active”

As the Midwest gets pummeled by a late but deadly tornado season, the East Coast is getting ready for what could be another destructive hurricane season, NBC News reported. Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict that the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began Saturday, likely will be “above normal and possibly extremely active.” Meteorologists say some unusual climate conditions may spawn three to six major hurricanes over the course of the summer, less than a year after Sandy battered the mid-Atlantic states, NBC News reported. Major hurricanes are defined as Category 3 or above. Although officials are not certain how many storms will hit the coast, there’s a 96 percent chance of a hurricane hitting somewhere along the U.S. coast this summer, according to a forecast released in April.

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