COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Circa) – The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has begun.
This year, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts that there is a 75 percent chance the season will be near or above normal, with the potential of four major hurricanes.
Today is the official start of the 2018 Atlantic #hurricane season. The good news is that it should be quiet for the next several days. Today's outlooks all have the list of names for this season, as well as a brief description of NHC products: https://t.co/m9946DoYYi pic.twitter.com/2fOXaU52Zr— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) June 1, 2018
Standing outside during a hurricane can be dangerous but have you ever wondered what it would feel like?
At the University of Maryland College Park, you can experience first-hand hurricane-force winds with the help of the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel.
Members of the media were invited to take a step into the wind tunnel and face category 3 winds that can reach up to 115 mph.
The state-of-the-art wind tunnel is primarily used for research and testing.
They conduct extensive development for wide range of vehicles and other systems like airplanes, cars and building structures.