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2007 Hurricane Predictions

Taken aback by the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, many people are wondering what the hurricane predications are for 2006. The hurricane season for the Atlantic runs between June 1, 2006 and November 30, 2006. The hurricane season for the Pacific runs between May 15, 2006 and November 30, 2006.

Hurricane experts Dr. Philip J. Klotzbach, Dr. William M. Gray, and other associates at Colorado State University as well experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) make hurricane predictions each year including the upcoming 2007 hurricane predictions.

An average hurricane season has between six and fourteen named storms. Of those six to fourteen storms, between four and eight will reach hurricane strength, with one to three of them becoming major hurricanes (reaching winds of over 111 miles per hour). Hurricane predictions issued by Dr. Klotzback’s team indicate that the 2007 hurricane season will be a very active one. There may be as many as nine hurricanes in the 2007 hurricane season. The average, established by Dr. Klotzbach’s team is 5.9. There are expected to be 17 named storms. The average, also established by Dr. Klotzbach’s team, is 9.6. Dr. Klotzbach’s team is predicting that there is a good possibility that a major hurricane will hit the United States in 2007. His forecast indicates an 81% chance that a major hurricane will hit the United States inland along the East Coast in 2006. His 2007 hurricane predictions also show that the Caribbean will see above average hurricane activity this year. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued 2007 hurricane predictions that there would be between thirteen and sixteen named storms. Of those storms, between 8 and 10 would reach hurricane strength and four to six would go on to become major hurricanes.

Remember that these are only hurricane predictions. However, those living in along the coast should always take precautions and be prepared in case of a hurricane hits.

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