Forecasters predict below normal 2019 hurricane season

  • With the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season in June not too far away, forecasters are predicting a below average season.
  • In a statement, researchers said: “We anticipate a slightly below-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean.”
  • The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology predicts five hurricanes, 13 named storms, 50 named storm days, 16 hurricane days, two major (Category 3-4-5) hurricanes and four major hurricane days.
  • The 2018 season saw 15 named storms and eight hurricanes which included two Category 4 hurricanes. The 2019 hurricane season starts June 1 and ends November 30.

 (Source: Reuters)