Colorado State University increased the number of storms it expects to develop during the Atlantic hurricane season to 10 from nine.
Colorado State University, which pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting 30 years ago, may have issued its last prediction.
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.
Rising heat in the equatorial Pacific Ocean portends the quietest Atlantic hurricane season in five years, Colorado State University researchers said.
The National Weather Service is set to start repairing 70 towering buoys used to track El Nino and La Nina patterns, whose damage has led scientists to warn the accuracy of forecasts is in danger.
A cooler Atlantic Ocean will probably produce 10 named storms in the hurricane season that begins June 1, about half last year’s total, according to researchers at Colorado State University.
August is about to end without an Atlantic hurricane for the first time since 2002, calling into question predictions of a more active storm season than normal.
"We raised the number slightly because El Nino is not coming on as strong as we thought."
- Phil Klotzbach on Jun 02, 2014