No rest for the wet, weary: Hurricanes on horizon for ’06


In its first forecast for 2006, the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University expects 17 named tropical storms in the June-November season. In a normal year, the Atlantic produces about 10 storms. This year, it broke all records with 26, including four hurricanes that blasted U.S. shores: Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma. The 26th storm, Hurricane Epsilon, was still churning in the Atlantic as the new forecast was announced.