Posted: 10:13 am Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
By Eliot Kleinberg
The Colorado State University team said today, the first day of the hurricane season, that it’s sticking to its earlier seasonal forecast.
In early April, the team forecast 16 named storms, with nine becoming hurricanes and five of those becoming major storms, of Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with top sustained winds of at least 111 mph.
That was a slight drop from their December 2010 prediction of 17, nine and five.
The historical average is 11, six and two.
The season runs through Nov. 30.
|COLO STATE FORECAST||June 1||April 6||Dec. 8||Hist. Avg. *|
|Major Hurricanes (Cat. 3+)||5||5||5||2.3|
|Chance a major will strike:||%||Historical %|
|U.S. east coast||48||31|
|(incl. Fla. peninsula)|
|COLO STATE BOX SCORE||JUNE FCST||ACTUAL|