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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a more active hurricane season than initially expected. The announcement comes as Florida prepares for the peak months of the season – August through October.

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The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that includes a bipartisan effort from Florida’s Senators to improve hurricane forecasts.

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Federal forecasters say the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will likely be below-normal, but they say that’s no reason to believe coastal areas will have it easy. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that forecast Wednesday.

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There’s a new smartphone app to help Floridians report sea life in need of help in the Southeastern U.S.  National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration officials say it’s more important than ever given an expected increase in the number of stranded animals—particularly dolphins.

For the past several years, marine mammal strandings in Florida have averaged about 200 a year, excluding manatees. A stranding is when a whale, for example, gets beached or stuck in shallow water. This year, it’s been especially bad says NOAA’s Erin Fougeres.

Federal forecasters are predicting a busy Atlantic hurricane season this year. And, with the season starting Saturday, state officials are preparing for what lie ahead for Florida this year, and hope residents are too.

NOAA Predicts Another Active Hurricane Season

May 24, 2013
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This year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season starting in June, is predicted to be a very active one. That’s according to a forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Atlantic hurricane seasons have been rated active every year since 1995 and this year hurricane experts are expecting anywhere from 13 to 20 named storms, with up to six of them developing into major hurricanes. But, Dr. Jerry Bell, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said an active season doesn’t necessarily mean the storms will make land fall.