November has ended and with it the 2010 hurricane season has also come to a conclusion.
In April of this year, before the hurricane season began, the fine forecasters at Colorado State University predicted what the coming storm season would bring.
So how did they do?
Actually…not too bad.
Here is a link to the Weather Channel’s final tropical scorecard, but here are the highlights…
- CSU forecasted fifteen (15) named storms and there were actually nineteen (19).
- In the 2010 hurricane season, there were twelve (12) hurricanes and CSU had forecasted eight (8).
- The team ast CSU said in April that there would four (4) would become major hurricanes and there were actually five (5).
At the start of their April press release, CSU had predicted an above-average season and they were correct about that.
The one prediction that the CSU erred on (hey…nobody’s perfect) was their guess on a hurricane making landfall on the United States. CSU had said that there was a sixty-nine (69) percent chance of a major hurricane making landfall in the US, but in 2010, no major hurricane (defined as a Category 3-4-5 hurricane) came ashore in the United States.
Now, if they could just tell me who will win the 2011 Super Bowl.