Forecasters call for 16 named Atlantic storms in 2011 hurricane season

Date: Apr 06, 2011

Forecasters call for 16 named Atlantic storms in 2011 hurricane season

Weather forecasters at Colorado State University are predicting an above-average hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean.

The forecast issued Wednesday is a slightly scaled-back version of the one released in early December.

Researchers now predict 16 named storms in the Atlantic, instead of 17. Nine of those storms are expected to turn into hurricanes, five of them major.

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