Active Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

The 2010 Atlantic basin hurricane season will feature 15 named storms, Colorado State University forecasters predict, with El Nino conditions easing by summer. The CSU team predicts eight named storms in the Atlantic basin are expected to be hurricanes – and four will develop into major hurricanes with sustained winds of at least 111 mph – between June 1st and November 30th. That compares to long-term averages of 9.6 named storms, 5.9 hurricanes and 2.3 major hurricanes per year. The CSU forecast is in line with a forecast made last month by accuweather.com of 15 named storms.