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With the world preoccupied by the COVID-19 pandemic and less than two weeks to go until hurricane season, Neil Jacobs, the acting administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said “an above-normal season is most likely.”
While residents of the territory are cautiously peeking their heads out of COVID-19 quarantine with hopes of a phased reopening, there's another threat on the horizon that is far more familiar to Virgin Islanders – hurricane season.
While meteorologists continue to predict that the upcoming hurricane season, which officially starts Saturday, will be near normal to slightly below normal, some of the data supporting that prediction are changing, leading to the possibility of a more active season.