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Atlantic expecting quiet hurricane season this year



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Surf generating storms predicted to be few

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 April, 2015 - Forecasters at the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University are predicting the quietest hurricane season in recent memory. Information obtained through March 2015 indicates that the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will likely have much less activity than the median 1981-2010 season. 

While the normal hurricane season has 12 named storms and six or seven fully developed hurricanes, this year they are predicting just three hurricanes. Last year the Atlantic had just eight named storms with six reaching hurricane status.

Odds of a Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane making landfall along the United States coastline is being predicted at 28 percent according to the group.

This forecast is based on an extended-range early April statistical prediction scheme that was developed utilizing 29 years of past data

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

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