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Another busy Atlantic hurricane season expected, 2018 names released

After an active and disastrous hurricane season that included major hurricanes such as Harvey, Maria and Irma, the U.S. may not get a break in the 2018 season. 


The first outlook for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has been released from Colorado State University and the study calls for the number of named storms and hurricanes to be slightly above historical averages, but less than last year. It includes 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.


Of these storms, CSU predicts a 63% probability of at least one major hurricane making landfall on the continental United States. This number is above the average of 52%.


The Atlantic Names include:  
Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sara
Tony
Valerie
William

Eastern Northern Pacific names include: 

Aletta
Bud
Carlotta
Daniel
Emilia
Fabio
Gilma
Hector
Ileana
John
Kristy
Lane
Miriam
Norman
Olivia
Paul
Rosa
Sergio
Tara
Vicente
Willa
Xavier
Yolanda
Zeke 


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