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.
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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