Colorado State experts predict 20 named storms this hurricane season


Dr. Philip Klotzbach, meteorologist at Colorado State University, specializing in Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts, has released the hurricane forecast team’s updated 2020 Atlantic hurricane season outlook.

Forecasters are still predicting a very active Atlantic hurricane season. Earlier this spring, NOAA and several other organizations, including Colorado State, released their Atlantic hurricane season outlooks. All of which are forecasting an above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Colorado State is now predicting 20 named storms (including the 5 that have developed), 9 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher). Five named storms have formed in the Atlantic Basin, as of early July.

An average season (which is based on the last 30 years) will consist of 12 total named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.

Last year, there were a total of 18 total named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.

Remember, all it takes is one! The next named storm on the list is Fay.

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