Canadian Hurricane Centre Ready for the 2012 Hurricane Season

Environment Canada’s Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC) is encouraging Canadians to prepare for the 2012 hurricane season which officially starts on June 1st. The United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) outlook, released earlier today, predicts 9-15 named storms, 4-8 hurricanes, and 1-3 major hurricanes for this season.

NOAA is predicting that this year will see near normal levels of hurricane activity in the North Atlantic Ocean, meaning that we expect to see levels of tropical storm activity in the overall Atlantic Ocean that are similar to what we’ve seen in recent years,” says Bob Robichaud, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with the CHC. “However we’re also reminding Canadians that there is very little correlation between the number of storms that form in the North Atlantic and the number that make their way into Canadian waters.”

Canadian Hurricane Centre Ready for the 2012 Hurricane Season

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