Hurricane approaching the American continent visible above the Earth. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. Colorado State University researchers predict the 2024 hurricane season could see 23 named storms, with 11 of those becoming hurricanes, which is the highest number they have ever predicted in their April outlook. (Credit: Mike Mareen/Adobe Stock)

Atlantic hurricane season officially began June 1, and experts are predicting a very active 2024 season. In 2023, there were an above-average number of storms, but they were of close to average storm strength. There was some uncertainty about last year's hurricane season predictions, which a report from Acrisure Re credits to competing conditions in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This year, however, there is more confidence in the prediction of an above-average season.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of She can be reached at [email protected].