2024 Hurricane Season Forecast: Highest Number Of Hurricanes Ever Predicted

"Buckle up and hunker down: An "extremely active" hurricane season is likely, top forecasters from Colorado State University announced Thursday. In fact, the forecast includes the highest number of hurricanes ever predicted in an April forecast by Colorado State since the team began issuing predictions in 1995.

Colorado State hurricane forecaster Phil Klotzbach, the author of the forecast, knows what the models show him about the hurricane season that starts June 1, but he's a bit incredulous it could really be that busy.

"We're coming out with a very aggressive forecast: 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes and five major hurricanes," said Klotzbach, a senior research scientist in the atmospheric science department at Colorado State University. "And even that is so undercutting all the model guidance.""

Dinah Voyles Pulver and Doyle Rice report for USA TODAY April 4, 2024.

Source: USA TODAY, 04/05/2024