Experts predict 'quiet' hurricane season in the Atlantic

Experts predict 'quiet' hurricane season in the Atlantic

(WECT) - Experts predict the 2015 hurricane season will be one of the least active seasons since the middle of the 20th century.

Renowned tropical meteorology researchers Drs. Philip Klotzbach and William Gray released their 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast Thursday.

They anticipate seven total named storms in the Atlantic (the average is 12), three total hurricanes (the average is 6), and one major hurricane (the average is two).

Klotzbach and Gray believe the unfavorable temperature anomalies in the Atlantic is the reason for a lower-than-average number of storms.

While long-range hurricane forecasts like Klotzbach and Gray's are usually correct, it is still important to be prepared for potential hurricanes and storms. Even the quiet seasons can produce a landfalling hurricane or two.

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