According to a USA Today report, Colorado State University's hurricane forecast team is predicting an above-average year of tropical storms for the Atlantic basin, which includes the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
The forecast for 2010, released today, calls for 15 named tropical storms in the Atlantic, of which eight will become hurricanes. The team predicts four of the eight hurricanes will in turn develop into major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) with maximum wind speeds of 111 mph or greater.
The hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The first named storm will be Alex, followed by Bonnie and Colin.
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