Latest hurricane forecasts still call for active season

 Monday, August 8, 2011

 Business Insurance

Two forecasting teams have updated their 2011 hurricane projections, with both still calling for an active season. The Atlantic basin should be prepared for a “very active” hurricane season this year, according to an updated forecast by the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University. The team left its June 1 forecast unchanged, calling for 16 named storms to form during the season, which runs through Nov. 30. Nine of those storms are expected to grow to hurricane strength, with five becoming major hurricanes, according to the forecast.