FACTBOX-Atlantic hurricane forecasts

by Reuters
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 16:56 GMT

June 11 (Reuters) - Meteorologists are forecasting a near- to below-normal 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Based on the average from 1981 to 2010, a normal hurricane season averages 12 named storms with winds of 39 miles (63 kilometers) per hour or higher, six hurricanes with winds of 74 mph or higher and three major hurricanes or Category 3, 4 or 5 storms with winds of 111 mph or higher, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The following lists meteorologist forecasts for named tropical storms and hurricanes in the North Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico for the 2014 June-November season. Forecaster Named Hurricanes Major Date Storms Hurricanes Colorado State 10 4 1 June 2 NOAA 8-13 3-6 1-2 May 22 Weather Services International 11 5 2 May 19 AccuWeather.com 10 5 2 May 14 MDA - EarthSat 9 4 1 Apr 17 (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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