Forecast calls for below-average hurricane season

The traditional start of the Atlantic hurricane season, June 1, takes place in 11 days. The Pacific season already has started, but there are no immediate threats.

The authoritative Colorado State University forecast says that the 2015 Atlantic season will
be one of the least active since the middle of the 20th century.

The forecast said that El Niño of at least moderate strength will develop during the summer and fall. The tropical and subtropical Atlantic are cool now, and the researchers said the probability of a major hurricane making landfall in the United States is below average.

This is the forecast provided by Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Gray, which is considered one of the most reliable. The initial prediction calls for seven named storms of which three will be hurricanes. The 30-year average is 12 named storms and six hurricanes.

The two researchers use complex statistical comparisons that they keep modifying and updating each year.

There are plenty of other forecasts, but many trace back to the Colorado State University. duo.

The U.S. federal agencies have yet to release their predictions.

Hurricanes hardly ever make landfall in Costa Rica, but the influence of big storms can pour plenty of water on the country and cause serious problems such as slides and flooding. Damage can be substantial.

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