Eight Hurricanes Predicted in 2008

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A noted hurricane researcher is forecasting a "well above average" Atlantic storm season this year.

The report by William Gray's team at Colorado State University predicts eight hurricanes, four of them major.

Wednesday's report updates a December forecast that called for seven hurricanes with three major storms.

An average of 5.9 hurricanes form in the Atlantic each year.

Gray made the announcement at a weather conference in the Bahamas.

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