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Colorado State Forecasters Raise Atlantic Hurricane Prediction

Colorado State University edged up its seasonal Atlantic hurricane forecast to 15, three more than in an average year. The new prediction is that six of those storms will become hurricanes and two will grow into major systems with winds …

Colorado State Team Also Predicts Average Hurricane Season

The Atlantic should produce a near-normal 12 storms during the six-month hurricane season that officially begins Wednesday, while the U.S. coastline has a below-average chance of being struck by a major system, according to Colorado State University’s forecast. Of the …

Study Ponders Whether There Will be Fewer, Weaker Atlantic Hurricanes in the Future

A new but controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades. The Atlantic looks like it is entering in to a new quieter cycle of storm activity, like in the 1970s …

Colorado State’s Upcoming Hurricane Update Unlikely to Reveal Changes

Colorado State University’s annual benchmark forecast for Atlantic hurricanes is unlikely to change significantly when it is updated June 1, CSU hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach said May 19, as the increasing likelihood of moderate to strong El Nino conditions in …

Shear Gets Credit for Short Atlantic Hurricanes Thus Far

When it comes to Atlantic hurricanes, brief and ugly is beautiful, at least to Phil Klotzbach, lead author of Colorado State University’s seasonal storm forecast. That’s because a ragged-looking tropical system that only lasts a few days is an indication …

Below Normal Atlantic Hurricanes Continue to be Predicted for 2014

Colorado State University researchers continue to predict a below-average hurricane season for the Atlantic basin in 2014, citing exceptionally unfavorable hurricane formation conditions in the tropical Atlantic combined with the likely development of a weak to moderate El Niño event. …

Outlook for Atlantic Storms Increased to 10

Colorado State University increased the number of storms it expects to develop during the Atlantic hurricane season to 10 from nine. The forecast calls for four of those to become hurricanes, one of them a major system, said Phil Klotzbach, …

Below Average Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Rising heat in the equatorial Pacific Ocean portends the quietest Atlantic hurricane season in five years, Colorado State University researchers said. Nine named storms, with winds of at least 39 miles (63 kilometers) per hour, are expected to develop this …

Colorado State Running Out of Money for Hurricane Forecasting

Colorado State University, which pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting 30 years ago, may have issued its last prediction. The school’s Tropical Meteorological Project need $150,000 or it will end in February, said Phil Klotzbach, lead author of the forecast. William Gray, …

2013 Hurricane Prediction: 72% Chance on East Coast; 48% for Florida

The Colorado State University team is predicting an above-average 2013 Atlantic basin hurricane season with 18 named storms and a 72 percent chance one will make landfall somewhere along the entire Eastern seaboard. Nine of those 18 named storms are …