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The National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Storm Arthur to a hurricane Thursday morning, the first of the hurricane season. Another tropical storm is being tracked as well.
Even though forecasters are predicting warmer ocean temperatures in the Pacific, which will mean fewer hurricanes this year in the Atlantic, emergency officials say one storm making landfall is all it takes for a devastating season.
CCU officials predict only one hurricane, if any, will make landfall on the East Coast or Gulf Coast this year
If Coastal Carolina University officials are correct, there will be only one hurricane, if any, to make landfall on the East Coast or in the Gulf of Mexico this year, according to a forecast released Tuesday.
Persistent, unfavorable atmospheric conditions in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and tropical Atlantic Ocean led to the fewest number of hurricanes this season since 1982, but emergency leaders say residents shouldn’t get complacent because of the quiet season.