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We’ve Been Warned

| April 16, 2018

By Howard B. Price

 

NEW YORK –We’re just under two months from the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and the tropical researchers at Colorado State University are out with their predictions. The headlines:

 

  • 14 named storms predicted between June 1 and Nov. 30.
  • Of those, researchers expect seven hurricanes, with three of those likely to be major storms (Saffir/Simpson category 3-4-5, with sustained winds of 111 MPH – plus)

The team bases its forecasts on over 60 years of historical data. And right now, they say 2018 hurricane activity could be about 135 percent of the average season. Last season’s hurricane activity, which produced four major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate — was about 245 percent of average.

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