Lots of storms are expected this year. The Atlantic hurricane season 2020 is shaping up to be an extremely active one and the forecast has been updated with bigger numbers. The Canadian Hurricane Centre is telling residents to be ready.\nThis year's hurricane season was already poised to be an above-average one but with the forecast update, there's an even greater risk of storms forming.\nOn Twitter, the Canadian Hurricane Centre said that the combination of warm water temperatures and low wind shear could be the key reasons as to why the 2020 season will be very active.\nFor the parts of the country that can be affected by hurricanes like Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick and P.E.I., the importance of being ready for a storm is being stressed.\n"We know what the protocols now are in stores, social distancing and everything else, you really want to be prepared if we get a storm that will generate a prolonged power outage ahead of time this year," said Bob Robichaud, a meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre, to the CBC.\nSo, because there are restrictions and sometimes long wait times at stores, going to get supplies the day before a storm is expected to hit might not be the best idea.\n"If there's any year we were going to be prepared, this is the year to be prepared," Robichaud said.\n@NOAA updated their seasonal outlook for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season today. A combination of warm water temperatures and low wind shear values are expected to be key contributors to a very active hurricane season. pic.twitter.com/XPMCrGuoNa— ECCC Canadian Hurricane Centre (@ECCC_CHC) August 6, 2020\nThe updated forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) included an increase in the number of named storms and hurricanes.\nHowever, how many major ones are expected stayed the same.\nThere could be 19 to 25 named storms, seven to 11 hurricanes and three to six major ones which are category three or higher.\nThis update is for the entire season which lasts six months and ends on November 30.\nThere have already been nine named storms so far this year.\nView this post on Instagram NOAA forecasters say “extremely active” hurricane season is possible for the Atlantic Basin: Today, we released our scheduled *update* to the 2020 Atlantic #HurricaneSeason Outlook issued in May: https://bit.ly/AtlHurricaneSeasonUpdate2020 NOAA forecasters have *raised* their Atlantic #HurricaneSeason prediction: -- 19-25 named storms, of which 7-11 could become hurricanes (including 3-6 “major” hurricanes). The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been off to a rapid pace with 9 named storms and has potential to be one of the busiest seasons on record. For late-breaking hurricane watches and warnings this season: —Bookmark http://www.hurricanes.gov/ and http://www.weather.gov —Follow the NOAA's National Hurricane Center on Twitter at @NHC_Atlantic and NOAA's National Weather Service at @NWS —Visit @FEMA's Ready.gov for tips, lists and resources for how to prepare for hurricane season NOW. [PHOTO: @NOAASatellites GOES-16 image of Hurricane #Isaias closing in on the U.S. East Coast at 7:46 pm ET on 8/3/20.] #nature #science #topcialcyclones #hurricanes #Atlantic #HurricaneSeason #HurricaneOutlook #ItOnlyTakesOne A post shared by NOAA (@noaa) on Aug 6, 2020 at 9:13am PDT\nThe original forecast from NOAA had just 13 to 19 named storms. So, what was thought to be the top end of the expected range is now the low end of it with the update.\nSix to 10 hurricanes were forested before along with three to six major ones.\nWhen Hurricane Dorian hit Nova Scotia in 2019, $62.2 million worth of damage was claimed to insurance.\nAlong with other affected provinces, insurance claims for damage reached $105 million.