2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

The 2017 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season could have an above-normal number of hurricanes this year. The Climate Prediction Center at NOAA predicts a 70% likelihood of 5 to 9 hurricanes with 2 to 4 of them being major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5).

2017 Hurricane Season Outlook

Strong wind shear reduces the development of the number and strength of tropical storms that grow into hurricanes, whereas weak wind shear increases hurricane development. There is a significantly reduced upper atmosphere wind shear predicted for the 2017, which points to more numerous and stronger hurricanes this season.

2017 Atlantic Tropical Storm / Cyclone Names

Arlene: Tropical Storm off Newfoundland (April 19 – April 21)
Bret: Tropical Storm from Mid-Atlantic Ocean to Venezuela (June 19 – June 20)
Cindy: Tropical Storm from Honduras to Louisiana (June 20 – June 23)
Don: Tropical Storm off Venezuela (July 17 – July 19)
Emily: Tropical Storm passed through Florida (July 31)
Franklin: Category 1 Hurricane passed through Southern Mexico (August 6-10)
Gert: Tropical Storm off Bahamas (August 13)
Harvey: Tropical Storm passes through Caribbean and Central America. Category 4 hurricane hits Texas (August 18-26)
Irma: Category 5 hurricane in Caribbean (August 31 – September 8)
Jose: Tropical Storm in Eastern Atlantic (September 5)
Katia
Lee
Maria
Nate
Ophelia
Philippe
Rina
Sean
Tammy
Vince
Whitney