The nation's foremost hurricane forecasters believes there is a two-out-of-three chance that a big storm will track in to the Caribbean this year. In their latest storm outlook forecast, William Gray and Phil Klotzbach say, "We foresee a very active hurricane season in 2010."
Back in December, the Colorado State University forecasters said six to eight hurricanes could be expected. In their June 2 outlook, that number has risen to 10, with the number of 'major hurricanes' rising from three to five.
The possibility for at least one major storm, category 3-4-5) tracking into the Caribbean stands at 65%, compared to an average of 42% during the last century. The area included ranges from Trinidad to the south, the Virgin Islands to the north. Martinique on the east to Cuba on the west. That's a big area.
Keep your fingers crossed.
- Read the forecasters latest outook
- Caribbean map: http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/carib.htm