Forecasters at Colorado State University released their “extended range” pre-season hurricane forecast on Thursday, predicting a “slightly more active than normal” season for 2018. The combination of a week La Niña in the Pacific Ocean and warmer than average waters in the Atlantic Ocean mean there is a greater than average chance of major storms hitting the U.S. mainland.
Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico are still recovering from last year’s hurricane season, which was the most destructive in U.S. history. Hurricane season begins on June 1.
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