Early Forecasts Call for Busy Hurricane Season
Early forecasts for hurricane season find that the chances of a busy season have increased. AccuWeather, Colorado State University, The Weather Company and seven other organizations all predict above-average seasons, as warm ocean temperatures and anticipated global climate patterns generate favorable conditions for hurricanes.
While an average season produces seven hurricanes, Colorado State predicts eight, including four major hurricanes, with AccuWeather predicting seven to nine, with two to four reaching major strength. “Right now, every group is calling for an above-normal season,” said Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) non-resident scholar and Colorado State University Meteorologist Dr. Philip Klotzbach. “There’ s a spread in how above normal, but every group is going above average.”