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The active hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) an above-average hurricane season is predicted for 2004 with 12 to 15 tropical storms. NOAA expects six to eight of these storms to develop into hurricanes.
Hurricanes usually come ashore in the United States on the southern tip of Florida, the outer banks of North Carolina, and from the Texas Gulf Coast area to Louisiana.