After two busy hurricane seasons, brace yourselves for an encore: Forecasters are expecting another above-average year for tropical cyclones in the Central Pacific.
The National Weather Service says that the Central Pacific is expected to see five to eight tropical cyclones in 2017.
An average season has four to five tropical cyclones, which include tropical depressions, tropical storm and hurricanes.
"The time to prepare for hurricane season is now," said Chris Brenchley, director of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. "The forecast mdoels remains split on whether an El Nino will develop during the hurricane season or whether we'll remain in this near neutral state."
The hurricane season in Hawaii officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.
Stay up to date this hurricane season with HNN's Hurricane Tracker.
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