CSU experts expecting an active 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Tropics Watch

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRPROUD) – Dr. Philip Klotzbach and his team from Colorado State University are predicting an active Atlantic hurricane season once again.

Colorado State experts are predicting 17 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher). These projections are due to warmer than average water temperatures. Also, due to the likely lack of El Niño during the summer and fall. El Niño increases vertical wind shear – Wind shear rips tropical systems apart.

An average season (from 1991-2020) would consist of 14 total named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.

Last year, there were a total of 30 total named storms, 13 hurricanes, and 6 major hurricanes.

Remember, all it takes is one!

The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1st.

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