The 2015 hurricane season forecast has been released by the Colorado State University forecasters. Meteorologists, Philip Klotzbach and William Gray of Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology project, have predicted a "well below-average" 2015 Atlantic hurricane season. According to USA Today, they are anticipating seven tropical storms, with only three becoming hurricanes this season. Of the three storms predicted to become a hurricane, the forecast team believes only one will reach a "major" hurricane status, which is considered to be a category 3 or above hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Based on weather records dating back to 1950, a "typical year" has around twelve tropical storms of which seven become hurricanes. In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be issuing its forecast for the upcoming hurricane season. Even though we are happy to hear it should be a quiet hurricane season, these are only predictions, and the season could vary drastically from what these forecasters are predicting. As Floridians, we all know it can only take one devastating storm to be a bad hurricane season. 

 

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