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Hurricane Season Starts Today

June 1, 2005

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) _ Today is the first day of hurricane season and the latest forecast warns it could be a busy one.

A team at Colorado State University headed by William Gray says the ocean continues to heat up and that means more hurricane activity in the Atlantic.

Gray’s team predicts 15 named storms, Arlene through Ophelia, with eight becoming hurricanes.

The team says it expects four of those to be intense, with sustained winds of at least 111 miles an hour.

An earlier forecast predicted 13 named storms and seven hurricanes, three of which were expected to be intense.

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