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Scientist Predicts Fewer Hurricanes This Season

United Press International

There will be fewer hurricanes than usual in the Atlantic Basin this season, a scientist who accurately forecast the number of hurricanes last year said Sunday.

Colorado State University atmospheric scientist William Gray issued his forecast on the first day of hurricane season. He said there would be about four hurricanes this year in the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Six hurricanes have been the annual average for the last 40 years.


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