Colorado State releases first official predictions for Atlantic Hurricane Season 2015!

Lets have a look at their first forecast (from Colorado State)

ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2015 Forecast Parameter and 1981-2010 Median (in parentheses) Issue Date 9 April 2015 Named Storms (NS) (12.0) 7 Named Storm Days (NSD) (60.1) 30 Hurricanes (H) (6.5) 3 Hurricane Days (HD) (21.3) 10 Major Hurricanes (MH) (2.0) 1 Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (3.9) 0.5 Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 40 Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 45

Basically that means that they expect a below-average Hurricane Season, with 7 named storms, 3 hurricanes, and 1 major hurricane.  Although Colorado State has been very accurate in the past, do not take the first official forecast as the final forecast, especially before all the other sources report their official forecast for Hurricane Season 2015 (NHC, NOAA, etc.)  The reason that Colorado may have set such a low expectation in terms of storms for this Hurricane Season may be due to the fact that there will be an El Nino, which normally hampers tropical development, but there is the possibility for some other enhancements to the season.

Even though at the moment the hurricane season, according to other sources will be around average, always be equally prepared for every Hurricane Season.  We will keep you posted as more information continues to arrive.

Start preparing for Hurricane Season if you live on or near the coast, and stay safe!

Enjoy the mild temperatures!

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