The Atlantic hurricane season begins Tuesday and runs through Nov. 30.
The experts are predicting it will be busier than usual, with 14 to 20
named storms, about twice as many as last year. Four of those are
expected to pack winds of 111 mph or more. While forecasters donÕt
always agree on the precise number of storms in a coming season, they
all agree this is shaping up to be a bad one. HereÕs a look at the
four main factors driving these predictions.
The most important conditions used to determine hurricane activity are also the toughest to predict, said Jeff Masters, founder of wunderground.com.