The Atlantic Hurricane season begins today.

The season is forecast to be more active than historical averages regarding the number of named storms.

That’s according to a bulletin released today by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, NOAA.

NOAA’s forecast calls for eleven to 17 named storms – including Tropical Storm Arlene in April.

It also predicting five to nine hurricanes, two to four of which are expected to be major.

The hurricane season ends on November 30.

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