MIAMI - The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season will be very active, with up to 10 hurricanes, although not as busy as record-breaking 2005, when Hurricane Katrina and several monster storms slammed into the United States, the U.S. government's top climate agency said on Monday.'06 hurricane forecast: 8-10 big storms - Weather - MSNBC.com
"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," said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad Lautenbacher, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Last year saw a record 28 named tropical storms, 15 of which became hurricanes. That, too, was a record.
Little different from the drought we have going in the southwest, huh.