Hurricane season prediction updated


  • Susan Bush


As he has done for about the last 10 years, William Gray of Colorado State University in Fort Collins has forecast this year's tropical cyclone activity for the Atlantic basin, based on meteorological data for June and July. Updating his June 4 and November 24 predictions, which called for more intense activity, Gray has predicted a generally average hurricane season, compared with hurricane activity over the last 4 decades. Hurricane Emily, which brushed North Carolina's Outer Banks on August 31, is the first of six Atlantic Basin hurricanes predicted by Gray.