"US weather experts raised their predictions for this year's Atlantic hurricane season on Tuesday, warning that warmer waters could whip up 17 tropical storms including nine that will grow into hurricanes. The Colorado State University hurricane team added that five of the storms will mushroom into powerful hurricanes that carry winds of 179 kilometers (111 miles) per hour and higher. The experts had predicted in June that 15 named storms, eight hurricanes and four major hurricanes would churn up in the Atlantic." AFP ran the story in TerraDaily August 5, 2008.
Guru Predicts More Hurricanes
Source: AFP, 08/05/2008