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Hurricane predictions released

The 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season may not be as volatile as 2005, according to the newest predictions from hurricane expert Dr. William Gray.

BY HEATHER MOYER | BALTIMORE | December 8, 2005

The 2006 Atlantic hurricane season may not be as volatile as 2005, according to the newest predictions from hurricane expert Dr. William Gray.

Gray and fellow University of Colorado researcher Philip Klotzbach released an initial forecast for the 2006 season earlier this week, calling for 17 named storms and nine hurricanes - five of which will be intense.

Last week the National Hurricane Center (NHC) released its 2005 Atlantic hurricane season summary, noting that the season was record-breaking on several levels. The 2005 season had 26 named storms with 13 hurricanes - seven of which became intense hurricanes. The first two numbers broke old records of 21 and 12, respectively. The 2005 season was also the first time since 1851 that three cateogory five storms occurred within one season.

The number of hurricanes in the 2005 season may also change. Researchers often upgrade a storm's strength after studying the meteorological details of it after the season. The NHC said the storms Cindy and Emily may be upgraded after further study.

According to the NHC, had the 2005 hurricane season been average, there would have been only 11 named storms and six hurricane - two of which would have been major.


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