2006 Hurricane Forecast Exceeds Average


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a "very active" 2006 north Atlantic hurricane season, though they say it shouldn't be as bad as 2005. "For the 2006 north Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA is predicting 13 to 16 named storms, with eight to 10 becoming hurricanes, of which four to six could become 'major' hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher," added retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. On average, the north Atlantic hurricane season produces 11 named storms, with six becoming hurricanes, including two major hurricanes. In 2005, the Atlantic hurricane season contained a record 28 storms, including 15 hurricanes. Seven of these hurricanes were considered "major," of which a record four hit the United States. ::2006 NOAA Full Report, ::Katrina Waste Stretches Around The World, ::Architecture for Humanity in aid of Katrina Victims