Colorado State University lowers hurricane season prediction to ‘near average’
Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers have decreased their forecast for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season to have approximately average activity.
While they still do not anticipate a significant El Niño during the hurricane season, most of the North Atlantic has continued to anomalously cool over the past two months, CSU said.
The revised prediction lowers named storms from 14 to 13; hurricanes from 7 to 6; and major hurricanes from 3 to 2.
The eastern and central tropical Atlantic is cooler than normal at present.
CSU anticipates a near-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean.
As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them.
Floridian’s should prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much activity is predicted.
CSU has updated its seasonal forecast and now calls for a near average season with 14 named storms (including Alberto), six #hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes. Primary reason for reduction is anomalous cooling in tropical Atlantic. @ColoradoStateU https://t.co/8JIoU5fzBC pic.twitter.com/uQrn6h6iAA
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) May 31, 2018