It's expected to be a busy hurricane season in the Atlantic basin this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.
Here's a look at what NOAA is predicting:
In an average season, there are about 11 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes. As a result, this year's season is expected to be above-normal.
Last year, the United States escaped the worst of the hurricane season, thanks to winds that steered most storms away from the coastline. The same, however, can't be said for eastern Canada. Hurricane Igor roared across Newfoundland in September of 2010, causing extensive damage to several communities.
Mexico's hurricane experts are also predicting an above-average year for storm formations in the Pacific Ocean in 2011.
The Atlantic Hurricane season begins June 1.
With files from Andrea Stockton