Weather Blog: CSU updates Hurricane season projections

By Jamie Martin, Meteorologist
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 11:23 PM EDT

Colorado State University has updated their Hurricane Season projections again. The first was on April 6, the second on June 1, and the latest on July 5.

There will be another update at the beginning of August. The thing that is interesting is that the numbers keep going up.

The key players for the season are the lack of a significant El Niño and most of the tropical and subtropical Atlantic remains anomalously warm.

Here are the numbers:

  • April 6: 11 named storms, 4 hurricanes, 2 major hurricanes
  • June 1: 14 named storms, 6 hurricanes, 2 major hurricanes
  • July 5: 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, 3 major hurricanes

So with these numbers, we are looking at a slightly above normal chance of a hurricane hitting the U.S. coastline.

There’s no need to panic, but everyone should have their hurricane plans set and ready to go just in case. We’ll keep you updated throughout hurricane season at: 51 after the hour, 24 hours a day!