No Prediction Changes For 2011 Hurricane Season
Weather experts aren't changing their predictions for the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season.
Most predicted before the season started that there would be about 15 tropical storms with eight of those growing into full fledged hurricanes. Four of those storms are expected to build into a Category 3 or higher storm with winds of at least 110 miles per hour. So far there have been three tropical storms and no hurricanes in the Atlantic basin but there's still plenty of time. Among weather agencies, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting between 12 and 18 tropical storms and up to six major hurricanes. Accuweather and Weather Services International have both predicted 15 tropical storms and four major hurricanes.