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2004 Hurricane Season Storm Forecast up a Notch

Forecasters are now predicting a more active hurricane season this year. Colorado State University tropical storm researcher William Gray predicts there will be 14 named...
April 7, 2004

Forecasters are now predicting a more active hurricane season this year. Colorado State University tropical storm researcher William Gray predicts there will be 14 named storms and eight hurricanes in the Atlantic basin in 2004. That's up from the long-term average of 9.6 named storms and 5.9 hurricanes. Gray predicts three of this year's hurricanes will be intense Category 3 to 5 storms. Due to increased development along coastal regions, the value of insured property in hurricane-risk areas along the U.S. coastline is now about $2 trillion, according to the National Hurricane Center. The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and extends through November 30.

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