Colorado State University increased the number of storms it expects to develop during the Atlantic hurricane season to 10 from nine.
The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is humbling forecasters by shaping up as the first in almost two decades without a major storm, confounding predictions that it would be more active than normal.
Colorado State University researchers raised their expectations for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season to 13 named storms, just above average.
The Atlantic hurricane season comes to a close today after producing 19 named storms for the third year in a row, an above-normal year with a damage toll that’s still being tallied.
Rising heat in the equatorial Pacific Ocean portends the quietest Atlantic hurricane season in five years, Colorado State University researchers said.
Colorado State University researchers predict an above-average storm season for the Atlantic in 2011, forecasting at least 17 named storms and nine hurricanes, five of them major.
Tropical Storm Nadine, a three-time hurricane, broke up in the Atlantic north of the Azores after more than 21 days wandering the ocean, securing a spot in the record books.
"But we are still ahead of the ridiculously quiet season of 2013."
- Phil Klotzbach on Sep 10, 2014