Boaters all along the Atlantic coast better be prepared come June 1st. Scientists from the Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science have predicted another active hurricane season for 2020.
“We anticipate that the 2020 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have above-normal activity,” wrote Dr. Philip Klotzbach in his department’s statement about its Tropical Meteorology Project. Klotzbach’s group is considered among the leading hurricane forecasters in the country.
The Colorado State forecast predicts 16 named storms in the Atlantic, with 8 of those turning into hurricanes and 4 of them upgrading to major hurricanes. In its forecast, the group stated there is a 69 percent chance that one of those major storms will make landfall along the coastal United States.
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The 30-year average for Atlantic hurricane activity is 12 named storms, with six becoming hurricanes and three major hurricanes.
So if you live along the coast, make sure you know what to do if one of these storms head your way.