Who says there’s not enough wind in the southeast U.S.? If recent predictions are accurate, the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season will be a stormy one with an impact felt along the U.S. coastline. AccuWeather recently released its spring forecast for the 2011 season which begins on June 1, 2011 and culminates November 30th. AccuWeather forecasters are calling for “an active season with more impact on the U.S. coastline than last year” predicting 15 named tropical storms, eight reaching hurricane strength and three becoming “major” (Category 3) storms.
MXenergy, an energy company providing natural gas and electricity, encourages its customers along the coastline to think about how to prepare. “The potential for hurricanes is a fact of life for people living on the coastline,” says Marjorie Kass, MXenergy Managing Director. “Whether the 2011 season is as strong as predicted remains to be seen but the forecast should serve as an excellent motivator to help people prepare.”
AccuWeather cites a waning La Nina, Saharan dust, and positive warm Atlantic waters as major factors in the 2011 prediction. An average Atlantic hurricane season produces 10 named tropical storms, with six hurricanes, two of which are categorized as major.
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