2011 ‘cane forecast: 17/9/5/72%

Business Insurance relays Colorado State’s early read on next year’s hurricane season:

  • 17 named storms (9.6 is average year)
  • 9 hurricanes (5.9)
  • 5 major hurricanes (2.3)
  • 72% that a major hurricane will hit next year

For 2010, CSU forecasters predicted 18 storms. There were 19. Fortunately, they tended to steer clear of the U.S.

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