The 2010 hurricane season is expected to be extreme and carry along above-normal threats on the U.S. coastline, AccuWeather.com predicted Wednesday.
Joe Bastardi, a Long-Range Meteorologist and Hurricane Forecaster, is predicting a total of 15 tropical storms during the six month period of the hurricane season. From those 5 will be hurricanes and 2 or 3 of them are expected to become major landfalls for the U.S., AccuWeather.com noted on a report.
This year has the chance to be an extreme season, said Bastardi, according to the site. It is certainly much more like 2008 than 2009 as far as the overall threat to the United States' East and Gulf coasts.
The upcoming season may be similar to those in 1964, 1995 and 1998 in terms o storm set up, Bastardi noted. All of those seasons were of major impact for the U.S. coast.
Normally, about 11 tropical storms occur in the season and only about two to three impact the coast of the U.S.
The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1 and ends on November 30.