The official start to hurricane season (June 1) is still over two months away. However, one long-range weather specialist from AccuWeather is predicting a very active season. Joe Bastardi predicts a “major bounce back of activity” compared to the lack of hurricanes last year. Bastardi predicts that five hurricanes will reach land with two or three of them being major events. The reasons for the increased activity, according to Bastardi, are warmer water temperatures and greater humidity.