Slight Bump In Latest CSU Hurricane Forecast

The updated 2017 Atlantic hurricane season forecast from Colorado State University is bumping up the number of possible named storms from 11 to 13 and the number of hurricanes from 4 to 6. The number of major hurricanes (category 3 or higher) remains at 2.

"We have increased our forecast and now believe that 2017 will have approximately average activity. The odds of a significant El Niño in 2017 have diminished somewhat, and portions of the tropical Atlantic have anomalously warmed over the past two months," said forecasters Phil Klotzbach and Michael Bell.

The updated forecast now calls for 14 named storms total this season, a number which includes Tropical Storm Arlene which formed in April.

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