Lead Researcher/Forecaster Phillip Klotzbach of the Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project released his forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season saying a near-average or slightly below-average hurricane season is anticipated.
Klotzbach, a Meteorologist at Colorado State University, disclosed that while the number of named storms is forecast to be above average, the total number of days with tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes is all expected to be below average.
The CSU team is predicting 13 named storms, five of which will become hurricanes and two of which will be category three to five storms with wind speeds of 111 miles per hour or greater.
AccuWeather also released their predictions, as well as, which roughly agree with CSU’s. It predicted 12 to 14 named storms, five to seven hurricanes and two to four high-powered hurricanes.
AccuWeather Atlantic Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said this year, they think that there will be a few less tropical storms and lower numbers in hurricanes, but again, the old saying is ‘it only takes one’.
NO MATTER THE SEASONAL OUTLOOK, NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE! IT ONLY TAKES ONE STORM TO BRING LOSS OF LIFE, EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AND CHANGE PEOPLE’S LIVES FOREVER!
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Source: Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project and Accuweather.