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Hurricane Forecasters Raise Storms Prediction

Here's some bad news, just in time for the start of the hurricane season. Forecasters have again increased the number of tropical storms that will...
June 7, 2005

Here's some bad news, just in time for the start of the hurricane season. Forecasters have again increased the number of tropical storms that will form between June 1 and November 30. William Gray, head of the hurricane forecast team at Colorado State University, now says this will be a "well above-average" hurricane season with 15 named Atlantic basin storms, with eight becoming hurricanes and four developing into major category 3, 4, or 5 hurricanes on the Saffir/Simpson scale, bringing sustained winds of 111 mph or greater.

In December, the Gray team predicted 11 named storms, then raised it to 13 in April.

Active Hurricane Season Predicted (National Geographic 6/1/05)

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