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Colorado State lowers Atlantic hurricane forecast

MIAMI, Aug 4 (Reuters) - The Colorado State University storm research team reduced its 2009 Atlantic hurricane season forecast on Tuesday, predicting that 10 tropical storms will form and four will become hurricanes.

The noted forecasting team founded by pioneering storm researcher William Gray had predicted on June 2 that the season would see 11 tropical storms, including five hurricanes. (Reporting by Jane Sutton; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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