Three Major Hurricanes Predicted for 2016

Prepare your boat before hurricane season starts.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted that three major hurricanes will form in the Atlantic in 2016. This means we should expect three hurricanes that build to category 3 storms or higher—which features wind speeds ranging from 111 to 129 mph.

Overall, NOAA predicts a total of 14 named storms, eight hurricanes and three major ones. With the forecast for such an active season, it behooves the coastal boating community to be prepared. Have a plan in place for your boat, as well as an evacuation plan for your family.

Click here for the 2016 List of Storm Names

Click here for the Hurricane Wind Scale