Posted by: mrpeatie | December 9, 2009

Rut-Ro! Active 2010 Hurricane Season Predicted

That’s right, even though the 2009 hurricane season ended just 10 days ago, the forecasters at Colorado State University are already giving us their predictions for the 2010 hurricane season. I’m not a huge fan of these long range hurricane forecasts because they are never really that accurate and the forecast is revised 3 times during the year whenever the previous predictions are off.

If you live on the East Coast or the Gulf Coast of the United States, you are aware there is a chance for hurricanes every year from June through November and you need to be prepared during this time. That’s all the predictions and forecasts folks really need before the storms start forming.

Nevertheless, the Colorado State University team predicts a season with above average hurricane activity. Specifically, they call for 11-16 named storms, 6-8 hurricanes, and 3-5 major hurricanes. If this sounds familiar, it’s because a very similar prediction for the 2009 season was made this time last year and it turned out to be one of the least active seasons in years due to the appearance of El Nino which, apparently, they can’t predict 6 months in advance either. 

Image below shows the paths of each tropical system that formed this year.

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  1. I highly enjoyed reading this blogpost, keep on creating such interesting articles.

  2. […] lead to an active season. Although these long range forecasts on something as dynamic as hurricanes aren’t always accurate, most hurricane experts are in agreement and seem to think this year will be above normal in […]


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