Here’s when NOAA will announce outlook for 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

ORLANDO, Fla. — NOAA is set to announce its initial outlook for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season next week.

The update is scheduled for May 20 at 12:30 p.m.

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Speakers will address the anticipated activity for the 2021 hurricane season, which runs June 1 to Nov. 30, and provide information on how to be prepared.

Forecasters with Colorado State University reported last month that they believe there could be as many as 17 named storms for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. That would make it the sixth consecutive “above normal” season.

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Last year, the first named storm, Tropical Storm Arthur, formed May 17. The 2020 season had 30 named storms including 13 hurricanes.

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.