June 1st marked the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season and this year brings a new set of considerations for business continuity plan managers, risk managers, and emergency managers on campus. With unusually warm water in the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane researchers at Colorado State predict that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season could be 140% above the average season with an estimated 16 named storms. CSU also predicts there is a 69% chance of a Category 3 or 4 storm making landfall somewhere along the coast of the United States. “One of the reasons for the above-average seasonal hurricane forecast from CSU is due to the likely lack of El Nino this summer/fall. El Nino generally increases vertical wind shear in the Atlantic, tearing apart hurricanes.”, tweeted Phillip Klotzbach, Meteorologist at CSU specializing in Atlantic basin hurricanes.