Hurricane Experts Predict Average Season With 12 Named Storms

One question: How can a hurricane expert be based in landlocked Colorado? We like the sound of an El Nino here on the West Coast…


Bring it on…to a degree please…

As reported on

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Hurricane experts at Colorado State University have scaled back their prediction for the Atlantic and now say this will be an average season with 12 named storms, including six hurricanes. They say two of them could be major.

Researchers William Gray and Phil Klotzbach earlier predicted an above-average season with 14 named storms – seven of them hurricanes and three major.

Gray said Tuesday the forecast was dialed down because of improved chances of El Nino conditions that suppress hurricane formation.