Colorado updates hurricane forecast for 2024

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The state of Colorado has released its second forecast for the 2024 hurricane season.

The latest forecast remains in line with the original forecast published in April. Colorado calls for 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes, and 5 major hurricanes.

Colorado State Outlook
Colorado State Outlook(WMBF)

Colorado saw 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes and five major hurricanes in April, making this the most aggressive forecast on record.

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

The combination of record warm Atlantic water temperatures and the approaching La Nina weather system led to the highest numbers on record.

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

Here's a roundup of names for the upcoming hurricane season.
Here’s a roundup of names for the upcoming hurricane season.(WMBF)

The state of Colorado will release an updated forecast on July 9.