The new forecast released June 1 from Dr. William Gray and Dr. Philip Klotzbach at Colorado State University provides new insight to our 2012 hurricane season.
They now anticipate 13 named storms, five of which become hurricanes. Their last prediction from April 1 was for 10 named storms, four of which become hurricanes.
A special note indicates the 13 named storms include Alberto and Beryl, thus the forecast is for 11 more.
For the first time in over 100 years, and the third time since 1851, two named tropical storms, Alberto and Beryl formed in the Atlantic basin before the start of hurricane season.
While June 1 through Nov. 30 are the official beginning and end, tropical storms occasionally form before and after.