KLOTZBACH – GRAY FORECASTS A BUSY 2013 HURRICANE SEASON

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During the Spring months our chance of frontal storms and rains frequently shifts farther north from the Gulf coast to the interior central and northern U.S. states. But as we draw nearer to the beginning of our Meteorological Summer on June 1, our humidity increases and we become more concerned with storm development over the warming waters of the tropical Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

Here are the April 10 forecasts by Colorado State Hurricane Specialists Phil Klotzbach and William Gray:

18 Named Tropical Storms
9 Hurricanes
4 Major Hurricanes

The chance of a Hurricane striking some part of the entire U.S. coastline between Maine and Texas is 72%.

The chance of a hurricane striking part of the U.S. east coast, which includes Florida, is 48%.

The chance of a hurricane striking part of the Gulf coast, which, includes the Florida panhandle, is 47%.

The number of storms is higher than normal mainly for two reasons. (1) The waters of the Atlantic Ocean are warmer than normal, and (2) the likelihood of a storm-top shearing wind from an El Nino is unlikely.

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1 Response to “KLOTZBACH – GRAY FORECASTS A BUSY 2013 HURRICANE SEASON”


  1. 1 Carey April 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Good information to know


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