Updated Texas Hurricane SeasonPosted on
Hurricane Season Returns to TexasOn August 8, NOAA released its August update for the Atlantic Hurricane Season and the final El Niño Advisory. The news is this — El Niño is dead, conditions in the tropical Atlantic have changed. Now there's a higher likelihood for tropical cyclones to form during the last 100 days of the 2019 season.
|NOAA May Prediction||NOAA August Prediction||Seasonal Average 1981-2010|
|Number of named storms (winds 39 mph+)||9-15||10-17||12|
|Storms becoming hurricanes (winds 74 mph+)||4-8||5-9||6|
|Major hurricanes (Cat. 3, 4 or 5, winds 111 mph+)||2-4||2-4||3|