2017 hurricane season projected to be slower than normal

Colorado State University predicts 4 hurricanes

By Tyler Shepard - Producer

ORLANDO, Fla. - The upcoming hurricane season might be a little slower than normal.

According to scientists at Colorado State University, the number of named storms and hurricanes is expected to be below average this year.

A total of 11 named storms are expected this year, with four becoming hurricanes and two reaching the status of at least a Category 3 storm.

That number is below the 70-year average of 12 named storms a year with seven hurricanes.

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1.


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