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A boat is driven ashore by the winds of Hurricane Earl in 2010. Extreme weather may come more frequently but less predictably to the territory under worst-case predictions in the National Climate Change report, released last week. (File photo)

NOAA Predicts ‘Above-Normal’ to ‘Extremely Active’ Hurricane Season

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.”
Hurricane Isabel in 2003, as seen from the International Space Station. (Image by Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center)

Tired of COVID-19? Get Ready for Hurricane Season

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.

NOAA Predicts ‘Near Normal’ Hurricane Season, But Data Are in Flux

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.





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