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Experts predict 2 ‘very strong’ hurricanes for Atlantic season

Denver.- The Atlantic basin’s hurricane season in, which officially begins June 1, will have “average activity” with twelve tropical storms and five experts hurricanes, two of them highly destructive, Colorado State University (CSU) forecast today, Efe reports

On the CSU’s annual forecast, project manager and researcher Philip J. Klotzbach said this year’s hurricanes formations will be affected by a weakened El Niño and low temperatures in the North Atlantic.

“We anticipate an average probability of major hurricanes making landfall on the US coast and in the Caribbean,” Klotzbach said yo present the report during the National Conference on Tropical Climate in South Padre Island, Texas.

There is, he said, a 50% chance that a hurricane will affect the Atlantic coast and 30% the one will reach Florida or the Gulf of Mexico. That probability for the Caribbean is 40%.

Klotzbach and his team predict, based on a studies of compiing 29 years of historical data on hurricanes- 12 tropical storms, which together will be active for 50 days after being formed. These include five hurricanes, two of them “very strong.”

Source: DT

April 14, 2016

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