Hurricane Predictions with Dr. Phil Klotzbach and Brian Alonzo

The season could be above average

 

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Doctor Phil Klotzbach and Colorado State University released their Atlantic Hurricane season forecast Thursday.

The forecast calls for 19 named storms compared to the 30-year average of 14.4.

Nine named storms are expected to be hurricanes compared to the 30-year average of 7.2 hurricanes.

The forecast gives Texas a 54 percent chance of a hurricane coming very close to or making landfall this year, and the chances for a major hurricane to get dangerously close or to make landfall in Texas, at 25 percent this year versus the usual probability being closer to 16 percent.

 

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