Dr. Gray's team at Colorado State University has published their annual April extended range forecast for the Atlantic Basin. Information gathered through March 2008 indicates that the 2008 tropical season will be much more active than the average 1950-200 season. The table below summarizes their estimates.
|Named Storm Days||49.1||80|
|Intense Hurricane Days||5.0||9|
|Net Tropical Cyclone Activity||100%||160%|
|Major Hur. US landfall||52%||69%|
The methodology of the extended-range forecast is based on a statistical technique built on 58 years (1950-2007) of data. Click here to view the complete report.