Experts forecast active hurricane season.
Meanwhile, William Gray and the Colorado State University hurricane forecast team said they expect activity to be above average again in 2004.
The probability, of at least one major hurricane making landfall in the United States this year is about 30% above the long-term average, the team said.
Two of those tropical systems probably will be official hurricanes, said the experts at London-based Tropical Storm Risk, a consortium of insurance, risk and weather-forecasting experts led by reinsurance broker Benfield Group plc's Benfield Hazard Research Center located at University College London.
Atlantic Tropical Storms 2002 2003 2004 * Named storms 12 14 13 Hurricanes 4 7 7 Intense hurricanes 2 3 3 * Estimated Source: Tropical Storm Risk
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