2018 Hurricane Season Predictions Are In: Hear What the Experts are Saying

UPDATED: Listen to Dr. Phils webinar here.

The 2018 hurricane season officially begins in less than 60 days and The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU) has released its first official forecast of what we can expect to see this year. We'll be diving into a detailed discussion to learn what you can expect this year so be sure to sign up for Dr. Phil Klotzbach's upcoming webinar on April 10th.

As always, the April report details the number of predicted named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes for the 2018 hurricane season. 

2018 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season Forecast:

  • Named Storms: 14
  • Hurricanes: 7
  • Major Hurricanes: 3

At this time, the Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP) is forecasting a slightly above-normal Atlantic hurricane season for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean. 

To learn more about what this means, tune into our webinar next week Tuesday (April 10th at 3:00 EDT) to hear directly from Dr. Klotzbach. In just 30 minutes, Dr. Phil Klotzbach will elaborate on the preliminary 2017 hurricane forecast. He will also talk about how climate changes may be influencing hurricanes now and in the future.

Please note that these annual predictions are intended to provide a best estimate of activity to be experienced during the upcoming season, not an exact measure. See Early 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions here. Additional 2018 hurricane season updates will be issued on May 30, July 2, and August 2. To access the full seasonal forecast report please visit: http://tropical.atmos.colostate.edu