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Weather experts: Expect a busy 2013 hurricane season

OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) -

Weather experts announced that the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be above average.

Officials at Colorado State University said they anticipate the Northeast will have enhanced activity compared with the records kept since 1981.

"The tropical Atlantic and anomalously warmed over the past several months, and it appeared that the chances of an El Nino event this summer and fall are unlikely," read a report by Philip Klotzbach and Dr. William Gray, of CSU.

According to their findings, the chances of a hurricane hitting somewhere along the entire coastline of the United States is at 72 percent. The average is 52 percent - a huge jump.

The chances of a storm hitting somewhere on the East Coast from Florida to Maine is 48 percent, up from the 31 percent average.

In addition, the chances of a storm hitting somewhere from the west coast of Florida to Brownsville, TX, is 47 percent, up from the average of 30 percent.

The findings showed that there is a 61 percent chance that a major hurricane, category 3, 4, or 5 will hit the United States in 2013.

Boat owners at Brewers Marina in Mystic prepped their vessels for the new season Thursday. They're taking the latest projected hurricane forecast in stride.

"The snow is always deeper, the hurricane always wilder and there are more of them," said Bob Deskus, of Mystic. "I don't know. Flip a coin."

With the 2013 hurricane season just over seven weeks away, residents on the shoreline at Hawks Nest continue to clean up from last year's storms. They don't even want to think about what's predicted in the future.

"I don't know," said Grubby Gavin, who is a property owner at Hawks Nest. "I don't have a lot of faith in their predictions, to be honest with you."

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