Slightly 'above average' hurricane season started July 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - - Hurricane season started on June 1 so what does the forecast look like?  

The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (aka NOAA) forecasts it to be a slightly above average hurricane season.  

They are forecasting 10-16 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes, and 1-4 major hurricanes. Major hurricanes, by the way, have winds of 111 miles per hour or greater. 

On average we normally get 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.  

We have already had Alberto this year and here in the full list of names for 2018.

Last year, was an active year. We had 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 6 major hurricanes.

Four storm names were retired because they were particularly deadly or destructive, including Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate.

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