CSU forecasts 5 major hurricanes in 2011 season

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Posted: Jun 01, 2011 10:39 AM

MIAMI (Reuters) - Colorado State University forecasters predicted there would be 16 tropical storms during the Atlantic hurricane season that began on Wednesday, with nine growing into hurricanes.

The CSU team predicted five of those would become "major" hurricanes of Category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

The forecast for the six-month hurricane season was unchanged from the CSU team's April forecast.

(Compiled by the Miami Bureau)