Likely Chance Florida Will Be Hit By A Hurricane This Year

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Weather researchers predict a 61% chance Florida will be hit by a hurricane this season

Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaColorado State University weather researches recently released a statement saying that there is a 61% chance that Florida will be hit by a hurricane this upcoming season.

In Friday’s released forecast, researchers estimated there will be 16 named storms this season, eight hurricanes and three “major” hurricanes with at least Category 3 winds of 111 mph, during the season.

There has already been 5 named storms in the Atlantic Ocean thus far, including a tropical storm “Emily” which hit Florida last week.

The historical percentage is 51%. Researchers attribute the percentage rise to very warm waters this season.

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