An early outlook for next year's hurricane season shows that there is a 65 percent chance of a near average or less active season.
There is just a 35 percent chance at an above average season.
The study from Colorado State University looks at the amount of accumulated cyclone energy, or ACE, for the season. That's a measure of the strength and longevity of a tropical cyclone. An average hurricane season has an ACE of 92, while 2018 had a 129.
Three of five scenarios show an ACE between 50 and 80, which typically translates to between five and eleven named storms.
The first forecast from Colorado State University scientists to predict actual storm numbers for the season will be issued in April. Hurricane Season begins June first.
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