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Prominent hurricane forecasters predict active Atlantic season

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In an April 10 release, Colorado State University hurricane forecasters Drs. Gray and Klotzbach expect a more active than usual Atlantic hurricane season here in 2013.  Their forecast for the entire Atlantic Basin: 18 named storms, 9 hurricanes, 4 major (Cat. 3+) hurricanes - above the long-term average of 12, 6, and 2.  Increased ocean temperatures and an expected lack of El Nino conditions in the Pacific would likely promote storm develop in the Atlantic, they said.
Gray and Klotzbach also suggest a higher-than-average risk for a hurricane landfall on the East Coast of the United States (48% risk vs. the long-term average of 31%).
Of course, all persons in hurricane zones are urged to be prepared for hurricane season whether the long-range forecasts are ominous or not!  Hurricane season officially begins June 1.

Thanks for staying with Storm Team 9 in hurricane season!

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