Hurricane forecasters trim forecast
The Colorado State University forecasting group led by Dr. William Gray and Dr. Philip Klotzbach has issued its latest forecast for the 2009 hurricane season. In a nutshell, they still a expect a nearly-normal hurricane season, in terms of number.Posted — Updated
2009 Colorado State Hurricane ForecastNamed Storms10Hurricanes4Major Hurricanes2
They place primary blame on a less-than-favorable wind shear environment due to the growing El Niño in the Pacific for the dip in the forecast.
(Just a reminder — just because a season may be "normal" or "below normal" doesn't mean the storms themselves will be weaker. By all accounts, 1992 was a "below normal" season in terms of these kinds of numbers, but Hurricane Andrew's impact was certainly not "below normal".)
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