PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its 2021 hurricane outlook Thursday.
NOAA is predicting 13 to 20 named storms. Storms get named once they become a tropical storm, and keep that name if they become a hurricane. Of these storms, six to ten are predicted to become hurricanes. Three to five of those hurricanes could be major hurricanes reaching category three or higher.READ MORE: 'Strawberry Moon' Shines As Final Supermoon Of 2021
While Pittsburgh is not a tropical location that gets hurricanes or tropical storms, this region is in a part of the country that sees remnants of hurricanes and tropical storms. These remnants can bring flooding rain and severe weather.
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Pittsburgh’s largest daily rain total came with the remnants of Hurricane Ivan on September 17, 2004. That day 5.9 inches of rain fell, causing major flooding to the area.MORE NEWS: New Study Ranks Several Pennsylvania Institutions As Some Of Best Employers For College Graduates
Hurricane season begins June first.