The National Weather Service is projecting a hurricane season slightly-less active than normal.  Administrator Kathryn Sullivan made the announcement earlier today at a news conference.


“Eight to 13 tropic storms, three-to-six of which will become hurricanes,” Sullivan said, “and one-to-two of those may grow in strength to Category-3 or higher, major storms.”

Sullivan warned about putting too much focus on the numbers. 


“Today is not really about percentages and ranges,” she said.  “Today needs to be about preparedness for the season ahead.”


Sullivan has only been on the job two months.  The official Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1st.