Another downturn for Gulf Coast residents

The 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season could produce fewer storms this year, according to Colorado State University forecasters. A CSU report, issued Tuesday and co-authored by Dr. Philip Klotzbach and Dr. William Gray, indicates the team is predicting an average season, with the Atlantic basin generating 12 named storms between June 1 and Nov. 30.

Six of the storms are projected to become hurricanes. Only two of those are expected to develop into major hurricanes (Saffir/Simpson Scale Category 3-5) , with sustained winds of 111 mph or more.

Another downturn for Gulf Coast residents