12:33pm

Tue June 1, 2010
WVAS Local

Scientists predict busier 2010 hurricane season

Miami, FL – - The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season has begun and
comes at a time when oil from a spill off the Louisiana coast
continues spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is
predicting an active season, with as many as 23 named tropical
storms.
An estimated eight to 14 storms could strengthen into
hurricanes. Of those storms, three to seven could become major
hurricanes.
While scientists seem to agree that the sprawling oil slick in
the Gulf isn't likely to affect the formation of a storm, the real
worry is that a hurricane might turn the millions of gallons of
floating crude into a crashing black surf.
The first named storm of this Atlantic hurricane season, which
runs through Nov. 30, will be called Alex.