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Hurricane risk for East Coast higher this year


FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Hurricane forecasters say cooler
ocean temperatures in the Pacific and warmer temperatures in the
Atlantic increases the risk for the East Coast to be slammed by a
hurricane this season.

Colorado State University researchers Wednesday updated their
Atlantic hurricane season forecast, saying there's a 45 percent
chance of a hurricane hitting the East Coast, including Florida.
The historical probably is 31 percent.

Philip Klotzbach and William Gray's refined forecast first
issued in December predicts 15 names storms, with four of them
developing into major hurricanes with sustained winds of 111 mph.

Nine named storms developed last season. Three became
hurricanes, and none came ashore in the U.S.

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hurricane season

we are certainly due for one this year- however, the forcasters say the same thing every year about how active the next season is going to be as they predict x amount of storms as they did last year and it was a wash.

I suppose they figure if

I suppose they figure if they keep making the same prediction every year, sooner or later they are bound to hit it.