First predictions of 2019 hurricane season released

HURRICANE MICHAEL MAKING LANDFALL ON THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE ON OCTOBER 10, 2018. (PHOTO: NASA)

HURRICANE MICHAEL MAKING LANDFALL ON THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE ON OCTOBER 10, 2018. (PHOTO: NASA)

Spring is only a few weeks old, and the last hurricane season ended just a little more than four months ago. But it’s already time to look ahead to the next Atlantic hurricane season which starts on June 1. Earlier this month, the hurricane research team at Colorado State University released its initial predictions for this year. The highly-respected team has been issuing its tropical outlook for more than 35 years, and right now it looks like the U.S. might catch a slight break this hurricane season, after some brutal weather this winter and so far this spring.