Forecasters: Most active hurricane season in years
ATLANTA - The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to the most active since 2012, according to projections from researchers at Colorado State University.
While the season storm total is actually projected near the 30-year average of 12 named storms, recent years have produced well below average numbers of both tropical storms and hurricanes. Meaning if this years projected level of 13 named storms is verified, it will be the most active season since 2012.
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Of the 13 projected named tropical storms, researches anticipate six will be hurricanes and two will become major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher).
While Hurricane Season begins June 1st, the storm season has historically been most active in late August and early September. The projected formation of a La Nina late this summer or early in the fall could support additional Atlantic storms late into the season.
The first name on the tropical storm list has already been used. Hurricane Alex formed well out of season, in January, but never approached the US. Our next storm will be Bonnie.
Keep up with the latest tropical activity at myfoxhurricane.com.