Hurricane season 'busiest on record': Scientists explain 'extreme' activity with new storm

“After the historic Atlantic hurricane season of 2005, it’s remarkable to have another season during my career that would reach this extreme level of activity,” said NOAA’s National Weather Service director, Dr Louis Uccellini.

“NOAA’s sustained investment in computer forecast models, technology, observing systems and our skilled workforce have paid off over the last 15 years, with exponentially improved hurricane forecasts.

“We continue to evolve to meet society’s growing needs for more weather information and better forecasts increasingly used to ensure communities are ready, responsive and resilient in the face of oncoming storms.”

The first storm of the 2020 season was Arthur, which formed on May 16.


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