Hurricane experts push forward with aggressive forecast despite slow start to season

  • Source: FOX Weather
  • Published: 06/12/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The Atlantic hurricane season is still forecast to be extremely active this year despite a quiet start so far, according to the latest outlook released Tuesday by researchers at Colorado State University (CSU), where seasonal forecasts were pioneered 40 years ago. Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a senior research scientist at CSU, and his team are maintaining their original forecast from April that calls for 23 named storms, of which 11 would become hurricanes. Five of those storms could reach major hurricane status of Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. "The team again cites very warm sea surface temperatures in the tropical and eastern subtropical Atlantic as a primary factor for their active season prediction," the report stated.


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