Claims News Service, Nov. 28, 1:19 p.m. EST — With the 2007 hurricane season coming to a close this Friday, Nov. 30, storm forecasters at the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University are admitting that, for the most part, their predictions failed to reflect actual events.

“Our 2007 seasonal hurricane forecast was not particularly successful,” said Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Gray, who authored several hurricane prediction reports and updates throughout the year. “We anticipated an above-average season, and the season had activity at approximately average levels.”

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