The official Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1. Long-range weather forecasters are calling for a relatively heavy hurricane year, reports the Palm Beach Daily News (“Above-average hurricane season dominates forecasts,” by John Nelander). Experts at Colorado State University are predicting 16 named storms this year, including nine hurricanes and five major hurricanes (greater than Category 3). Colorado State’s Philip Klotzbach and William Gray give 72% odds that at least one major hurricane will strike the U.S. coast, with the East Coast facing a 48% probability of receiving landfall and the Gulf Coast facing 47% odds of a strike (“Extended