Tropical Meteorology Project, Colorado State University
|Prediction||This hurricane season, the Atlantic will see ten more named storms, including four hurricanes and two major hurricanes.|
|Source||Weather.com, Tropical Meteorology Project|
|Date of Prediction||August 4, 2016|
|Date to Check||December 1, 2016|
This year’s hurricane season has been relatively quiet, with only five named storms. Only two of those storms were hurricanes, and neither were major storms – defined as a Category 3 or above.
The first hurricane, Alex, made landfall in January in the Azores. January hurricanes are rare. So rare, in fact, that Alex holds the record for strongest January storm with winds of only 85 miles per hour.
Earl was the second hurricane of the season, making landfall in Belize on August 4. Earl made landfall as a relatively weak Category 1, with winds reaching only 75 miles per hour.
Whether the United States will see landfall of a major hurricane this season remains to be seen. The United States sees between one and two hurricanes each year, but the number of landfalls has fallen well below average during the last decade.