An average season has 14 storms, which are named when their winds reach 39 miles (63 kilometers) per hour. So far only three storms have developed in the Atlantic since June 1, but that isn’t an indicator of how active the season will be. (Credit: Carolina K. Smith/Adobe Stock) An average season has 14 storms, which are named when their winds reach 39 miles (63 kilometers) per hour. So far only three storms have developed in the Atlantic since June 1, but that isn’t an indicator of how active the season will be. (Credit: Carolina K. Smith/Adobe Stock)

(Bloomberg) — Two top forecasters are trimming their Atlantic hurricane outlooks slightly after a slow start to the season, but still predict an above-average number of storms.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now expects 14-20 named storms, down from its May estimate of as many as 21. Earlier Thursday, Colorado State University lowered its overall forecast to 18 from 19. Both outlooks cited cooler water in the tropical Atlantic for the decrease.

 

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