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Three climate factors will keep this an active peak season.
Under the weather
A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report puts the risk of an "above average" Atlantic hurricane season at 45 percent.
The Atlantic hurricane season ended on Friday with a total of 15 named storms, above the annual average.
Scientists anticipate just one "major hurricane," which refers to a Category 3, 4 or 5 storm, this year.
Researchers at Colorado State University are reducing the number of Atlantic hurricanes they are predicting for this year from seven to four.
From the Editor
“Human psychology doesn’t give much weight to low probability with serious consequences.”
Engineers, insurance industry representatives, emergency management officials, property managers and more will discuss the topic on Thursday, May 17.