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National Weather Service predicts 12-17 named storms for this season

By The Star Staff

The National Weather Service (NWS) on Thursday released the 2023 hurricane season forecast for the Atlantic Ocean predicting a possibility of the formation of 12 to 17 named storms and five to nine hurricanes, of which between one and four could be severe.

Among the names that are in line to be used this season are: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harold, Idalia, Jose, Katia, Lee, Margot, Nigel, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince and Whitney.

The report does not contemplate the areas of impact, if any.

However, as the NWS always insists, “you have to prepare, because you only need one.”

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