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Hurricane Forecast

By: AP
By: AP

This year's active hurricane season isn't over yet.

Colorado State University hurricane researcher William Gray is forecasting two hurricanes, including one major hurricane, for the rest of October.

That's nearly double the long-term average for the month.

Gray and fellow researcher Philip Klotzbach of C-S-U say the likelihood of one of the hurricanes making landfall in the U-S is 21 percent, compared with the long-term average of 15 percent.

Through the end of September, the 2005 season has had nine hurricanes, including five major ones, and 17 named storms. That's well more than the 50-year average for an entire season of nearly six hurricanes, including two-point-three major ones, and almost ten named storms.


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