Colorado State University Issues Annual Hurricane Season Prediction
Dr. Phil Klotzbach Predicts An Active Hurricane Season
Dr. Phil Klotzbach, meteorologist with Colorado State University, issued his first hurricane season prediction for 2020 this morning, and by what he is seeing, so far, it could possibly be an active one.
“We are allowing for an above normal hurricane season, a total of 16 named storms, of the 16, 8 becoming hurricanes and of those 8, 4 becoming major hurricanes, with winds 111 mph or higher. The 2 main reasons why we are going for an above normal season is that we have no evidence of an El Nino forming, also the tropical Atlantic is warmer than normal and with that lower pressure and more instability, so that is why we are thinking this season will be above average,” said Klotzbach. Dr. Klotzbach will update his forecast again just before June first, which is the beginning of the 2020 hurricane season.
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