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NEW YORK (Reuters)?Private weather forecaster WSI Corp. cut its forecast for named storms in the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season on Tuesday but still sees an active season, with water temperatures and wind conditions conducive to violent storms.

In its latest tropical storm update, WSI called for 19 named storms, down from 20 in its June forecast, but maintained its outlook for 11 hurricanes and five intense hurricanes of Category 3 or higher.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Private weather forecaster WSI Corp said on Monday it still sees a quiet 2009 Atlantic hurricane season with conditions not conducive to an active year for violent storms.

WSI’s updated forecast predicted a season of 10 named storms, five hurricanes and two intense hurricanes of category 3 or greater, unchanged from its July forecast. In July, WSI cut its forecast from 11 named storms to 10.

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MIAMI (Reuters)?The U.S. government climate agency cut its 2009 Atlantic hurricane season forecast Thursday, predicting there would be between seven and 11 tropical storms, with three to six becoming hurricanes.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted one to two of those would be “major” hurricanes of Category 3 or higher, with sustained winds of more than 110 mph.

The agency had predicted in May that Read the rest of this entry »