Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers predict the 2024 Atlantic basin hurricane season will be extremely active. They forecast 23 named storms during the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. This compares to an average of 14.5 named storms that occurred between 1991 and 2020.

Researchers forecast eleven storms to become hurricanes and five to reach major hurricane strength (Category 3-4-5) with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or greater.

The forecast includes the probability of major hurricanes making landfall:

  1. 62% for the entire U.S. coastline (average from 1880–2020 is 43%)
  2. 34% for the U.S. East Coast, including the Florida peninsula (average from 1880–2020 is 21%)
  3. 42% for the Gulf Coast from the Florida panhandle westward to Brownsville (average from 1880–2020 is 27%)
  4. 66% for the Caribbean (average from 1880–2020 is 47%).

Read more on the Colorado State University hurricane forecast here.

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