Based on current and projected climate signals, a forecasting agency is predicting that Atlantic basin and land-falling hurricane activity in the U.S. in 2008 will be 90 percent above the norm over the past 60 years.

Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), a London-based group led by the Benfield UCL Hazard Research Center, made this adjusted forecast on Aug. 6, 2008, which compares to a previous report made on July 4 that predicted atmospheric conditions 35 percent above-norm.

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