Colorado State University hurricane researchers Phillip Klotzbach and William Gray have released their “Extended Range Forecast of Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Activity and U.S. Landfall Strike Probability for 2008.” The authors have reported that they foresee a somewhat above average Atlantic basin tropical cyclone season in 2008 and anticipates an above average probability of major hurricane landfall in the United States.

Klotzbach and Gray have gathered information through November 2007 to predict that the 2008 hurricane season will be more active than the average 1950-2000 season. The researchers expect 2008 to have seven hurricanes, 13 named storms, three intense hurricanes.

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