Hurricane Season Predictions Are Starting To Come In

May 18th, 2012 at 6:51 pm by under Weather

Meteorologists Philip Klotzbach and William Gray at Colorado State University have recently submitted their extended forecast for the 2012 Hurricane season. Their forecast includes both the Atlantic activity as well as the probability of hurricane landfalls. Their conclusion is that the 2012 hurricane season, which begins June 1, will be below-average in both activity and landfall strikes. These findings are based on the chances of weather patterns such as El Nino to inhibit the activity in the Atlantic Basin.

AccuWeather predicts at total of 12 tropical storms, 5 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes this season. These numbers pale in comparison to the most active season in 2005, with a total of 28 named storms, 15 hurricanes, and 7 major hurricanes. Even with the anticipation of a below-average season, keep in mind that it only takes one landfalling hurricane to make it an active season for those affected, and the proper preparations still need to be made for every season regardless of how much activity is predicted.

-22News Storm Team Intern, Chyna Glenn


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