Colorado State University predicts 17 named storms this Atlantic hurricane season

The CSU long-range forecast projects an above-average season with 8 hurricanes, including 4 major hurricanes

Colorado State University predicts 17 named storms this Atlantic hurricane season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Experts at Colorado State University announced their predicted forecast for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season on Thursday, saying they expect to see “above-average activity” this year.

The long-range forecast calls for 17 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four of them major hurricanes.

“We anticipate an above-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean,” the forecast said.

Colorado State University predicts 17 named storms this Atlantic hurricane season

The reasons for the above-average forecast include predicted lack of El Nino and a warmer than normal subtropical Atlantic.

The published forecast is based on an extended-range early April statistical prediction scheme that was developed using 38 years of past data.

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Colorado State University predicts 17 named storms this Atlantic hurricane season

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