Hurricane Season Forecast Update
Experts at Colorado State updated their forecast
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The experts at Colorado State updated their seasonal forecast Thursday. The forecast was an update from the one issued back in April. The only change to the forecast was to increase the number of named storms by 1 to account for the pre-season storm, Ana. So right now they are expecting 18 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes. This is well above the average of 14/7/3, but quite a bit behind 2020′s 30/13/6.
According to hurricane expert, Philip Klotzbach, ‘We have maintained our above-average forecast for the 2021 Atlantic basin hurricane season. Current neutral ENSO (El Nino) conditions are anticipated to persist for the next several months. While sea surface temperatures averaged across portions of the tropical Atlantic are near to slightly below normal, subtropical North Atlantic sea surface temperatures are much warmer than average. We anticipate an above-normal probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean.’
You can read the complete forecast and report here...
They will be releasing an updated forecast July 8th and August 5th.
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