‘Slightly below-normal’ 2019 hurricane season predicted by experts

An early look at the 2019 hurricane season in the Atlantic basin shows slightly below normal activity, according to experts with the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University.

Meteorologists at CSU say there is about a 39 percent chance for a least one major hurricane (a Category 3, 4, or 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale) to occur. During an average hurricane season there a about 12 named tropical storms, with six developing into hurricanes and three becoming major hurricanes.

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