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Colorado State updates hurricane outlook for 2024

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Colorado State has released its second outlook for the 2024 hurricane season.

The latest forecast remains consistent with the original forecast from April. The state of Colorado is predicting 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes, and 5 major hurricanes.

Outlook for the State of Colorado
Outlook for the State of Colorado(WMBF)

In April, 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes, and five major hurricanes were forecast for the state of Colorado, making it the most aggressive forecast ever.

An average hurricane season typically produces 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, three of which are Category 3 or higher.

The combination of record-breaking Atlantic water temperatures and the impending La Niña weather pattern has resulted in the highest numbers ever.

The U.S. hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, peaking on September 10. Here is a list of names for the 2024 hurricane season.

Here's a look at the names for the upcoming hurricane season.
Here’s a look at the names for the upcoming hurricane season.(WMBF)

Colorado State will release an updated outlook on July 9.