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4 major hurricanes predicted in 2020 as part of above-average Atlantic season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is shaping as much as be a doozy, with 4 major hurricanes predicted together with a higher-than-average quantity of named storms.

The forecast, from meteorologists at Colorado State College, is for 16 named storms to strike in the course of the season, which runs from June by November, up from the seasonal common of 12 named storms.

Eight of these 16 named storms will intensify into hurricanes, with 4 reaching major hurricane power with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or higher, the forecast predicts.

The forecasters say there’s a 69 % likelihood {that a} major hurricane will make landfall someplace alongside the US shoreline.

“The workforce predicts that 2020 hurricane exercise will probably be about 140 % of the common season,” the forecast warns.

“By comparability, 2019’s hurricane exercise was about 120 % of the common season.”

The 2019 season was notable for Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the northwestern Bahamas, and for Tropical Storm Imelda, which brought about large flooding in parts of southeast Texas.

Warming waters in the tropical Atlantic will contribute to the heightened storm threat, the forecasters say.

Hotter-than-normal sea floor temperatures — and the moister air this causes — gasoline storm formation, the forecasters say.

The final time 4 major hurricanes struck in one season was in 2017, the 12 months that introduced Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate.

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