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Hurricane Researcher Dr. William Gray Releases Latest Forecast for the 2004 Hurricane Season

Hurricane expert and researcher Dr. William Gray from Colorado State University has released his latest forecast for the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season.  His forecast still calls for an active season with a better than average chance for the United States coastline to be struck by a major hurricane.  A major hurricane is classified as a category 3 or stronger storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale

2004 Forecast

 Average

Named Storms

14

10

Hurricanes

8

6

Major Hurricane

3

3

 

It is important to note that an active season can occur with numerous storms developing out in the open ocean, and none of the storms may ever threaten a coastline.  However, Dr. Gray says there is also an above average chance for a portion of the United States coastline to be struck by a major hurricane in 2004:

 

2004 Forecast

Average

Gulf Coast from Texas to the Florida Panhandle

40%

30%

East Coast including the Florida Peninsula

52%

31%

Entire U.S. Coastline

71%

52%

 

 

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