Latest hurricane forecast calls for 17 named storms
— reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11
The Atlantic hurricane season that starts Thursday will be active, but it shouldnâ€™t be as destructive as last yearâ€™s record-setting season, one of the nationâ€™s top hurricane forecasters said Wednesday.
The latest forecast from William Grayâ€™s team at Colorado State University calls for 17 named storms for the 2006 season. Nine storms are expected to become hurricanes, and five of those are expected to have winds of 111 mph or greater, the forecasters said.