Colorado State hurricane forecasts News

Atlantic Hurricane Season Peaks with No Named Storms

The statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season has arrived and for the first time since 2000 there isn’t a named storm in the basin. While forecasters are watching a pair of potential candidates, neither is likely to grow into …

Ugly Is Beautiful for Hurricane Forecaster

When it comes to Atlantic hurricanes, brief and ugly is beautiful, at least to Phil Klotzbach, lead author of Colorado State University’s seasonal storm forecast. That’s because a ragged-looking tropical system that only lasts a few days is an indication …

Forecasters Reaffirm Below-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Colorado State University (CSU) researchers continue to predict a below-average hurricane season for the Atlantic basin in 2014, citing exceptionally unfavorable hurricane formation conditions in the tropical Atlantic combined with the likely development of a weak to moderate El Niño …

Hurricane Forecast Upped By 1 Over Weaker El Nino

Colorado State University increased the number of storms it expects to develop during the Atlantic hurricane season to 10 from nine. The forecast calls for four of those to become hurricanes, one of them a major system, said Phil Klotzbach, …

Forecasters See Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season

Rising heat in the equatorial Pacific Ocean portends the quietest Atlantic hurricane season in five years, Colorado State University researchers said. Nine named storms, with winds of at least 39 miles (63 kilometers) per hour, are expected to develop this …

Colorado State Running Out of Money for Hurricane Forecasting

Colorado State University, which pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting 30 years ago, may have issued its last prediction. The school’s Tropical Meteorological Project needs $150,000 or it will end in February, said Phil Klotzbach, lead author of the forecast. William Gray, …