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Forecasters predict heavy hurricane season

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 6:21pm

LAFAYETTE - Forecasters predict an above average hurricane season this year.

Eight hurricanes are expected to slam the Atlantic, and forecasters at Colorado University say at least four of them will be major.

The six month season starts June 1.

Experts say at least 15 tropical storms are likely.

Accuweather predicts almost all of the storms will be in the western Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico.