CNN has reported that forecasters at Colorado State University say a less-active hurricane season is in store for the Caribbean and the U.S.
Meteorologists Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Gray say there is "a below-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean."
According to CNN, they forecast 10 named storms in the Atlantic Basin, of which only four will become hurricanes and two will become major hurricanes. A major hurricane is a category 3, 4 or 5 storm.
That compares to an average of 12 named storms, 6.5 hurricanes and three major hurricanes a year for the period of 1981-2010.
The probability of at least one major hurricane making landfall in the United States is 42 percent, according to the forecasters. The average for the last century is 52 percent.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1.
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