Hurricane forecast goes down

| 03/06/2009

(WSJ): Forecasters have trimmed the expected severity of this year’s Atlantic hurricanes, saying they expect a "slightly below average" season. The season, which began Monday and runs through Nov. 30, is expected to feature 11 named storms, including five hurricanes, two of which will be intense, with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or greater. Forecasters said the reduced forecast is based on a cooler-than-normal tropical Atlantic and the greater potential for a weak El Niño during the bulk of the hurricane season.


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