The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting an active Atlantic hurricane season. Set to officially begin on June 1st, weather in the Gulf region has gotten a head-start this year. For the upcoming season, NOAA expects 10-to-16 storms with upwards of eight hurricanes. The higher category hurricanes may have winds that reach 111 miles-per-hour. A long-term season averages are 12 named storms, with six hurricanes and three major ones. The 2015 season was slightly below average with 11 named storms.
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