As Atlantic hurricane season begins, researchers increase forecast slightly, predict near-average 2019
June 4, 2019 - A widely followed team of forecasters has slightly upped the number of expected hurricanes this year, citing warming seas in the tropical Atlantic Ocean.
Colorado State University Hurricane Researchers are projecting a slight increase from their initial forecast issued in early April --predicting a near-average Atlanta hurricane season in 2019. They anticipate that weak El Niño conditions are likely to persist through most of the hurricane season. El Niño tends to increase upper-level westerly winds across the Caribbean into the tropical Atlantic, tearing apart hurricanes as they try to form.
The CSU Tropical Meteorology Project team is predicting 13 additional named storms during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. The Atlantic had one named storm in May (Andrea), so the full seasonal forecast is for 14 named storms. Of these named storms, researchers expect six to become hurricanes and two to reach major hurricane strength with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or greater.
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