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2019 Atlantic hurricane season expected to have fewer storms than average

The official hurricane forecast for the Atlantic basin from Colorado State University was released yesterday. It shows that they are expecting slightly fewer storms than usual for the basin, due in part to the continuing influence of the weak to moderate El Niño that is occurring now. You can read the official forecast here and a synopsis here. They expect 13 named storms and 4 hurricanes, including 2 major hurricanes. As always, keep in mind that it only takes one hitting in the right (or wrong place) place to cause you a lot of impacts, so be prepared well in advance of hurricane season, which officially starts on June 1.