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El gráfico muestra los huracanes y tormentas más letales en EUA.


Huracanes y tormentas más letales en EUA

By Duncan Mil

May 21, 2021 - EUA enfrenta una temporada de huracanes más activa de lo normal en el Atlántico en 2021, la NOAA* predice entre 13 y 20 tormentas con nombre. Se cree que entre seis y 10 se convertirán en huracanes y posiblemente entre tres y cinco, en huracanes intensos.

The 2021 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 until November 30, is more than a week out, but there are already two storms brewing in the Atlantic basin.

This year will not be as busy as last year; the NOAA announced Thursday (May 20) in its initial outlook.

“Based on our current data and analysis, we do not expect a 2021 hurricane season to be as active as 2020,” said Matthew Rosencrans, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

NOAA also said it’s changing what constitutes a “normal season,” based on the last two decades of hurricanes.

The average Atlantic hurricane season will have 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes. The previous season averages were 12 named storms, six hurricanes, of which three were significant.

Climate change is not directly responsible for the new averages, Rosencrans said.

“Climate change does not have a direct impact on the number of named storms,” according to the latest research, he said. “Most of the increase in storms is really a reflection of the better technology to detect the storms.”

PUBLISHED: 21/05/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press