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Colorado State’s new tropical forecast predicts many more storms this season

The seasonal hurricane forecasting group at Colorado State University released a revised forecast for the number of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin today. It’s not a big surprised that the numbers have gone up considering how active this year has already been. Their new forecast shows us as getting an additional 15 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 5 major hurricanes from now until the end of the season. That is on top of the storms we have already gotten. So batten down your hatches, because if this verifies we will run out of alphabetical names and will have to starting using Greek letters like we did in 2005, when we had six storms after the regular list of names (note that there is not a named storm for every letter of the alphabet–they skip Q, U, X, Y and Z). If you are not prepared yet, it is not too late!