2019 Atlantic hurricane forecast – season with 13 named storms
Published 11:26 a.m. ET April 4, 2019 | Updated 9:02 a.m. ET April 5, 2019
The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, is forecast to have five storms reach hurricane status, according to a team of researchers at Colorado State University. Two of the hurricanes are forecast to reach “major hurricane strength” of Category 3 to 5, or winds of 111 mph or greater.
- 13 tropical storms are forecast to form, of which 5 will be hurricanes.
- A weak El Nino and cool Atlantic waters are 2 limiting factors this year.
- Insurance companies, emergency managers and the media use the forecasts.
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