Forecasters predict slightly above-average hurricane season

Posted at 11:06 AM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 12:06:51-04

According to Colorado State University’s preliminary seasonal forecast, they anticipate the 2018 Atlantic basin hurricane season to be slightly above-average.  Forecasters are predicting 14 named storms, with seven expected to become hurricanes.  Three storms are expected to become major hurricanes.  They also say they believe at least one major hurricane will make landfall on the continental United States.  

Factors that led to their decision include the western tropical Atlantic being anomalously warm right now, while portions of the eastern tropical Atlantic and the far North Atlantic are anomalously cool.

Read their full analysis HERE.

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