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      CCU predicts major hurricane to hit East Coast before season ends

      Coastal Carolina University released an updated prediction for the rest of the 2013 hurricane season.

      The university began issuing its own hurricane forecast this year.

      The Hurricane Genesis and Outlook Project, or HUGO, predicts landfall probability of a hurricane five days away from landfall. It was developed by Coastal Carolina University's School of Coastal and Marine Systems Science.

      "It will be busier than normal on the East Coast, with one, possibly two, major hurricanes likely to make landfall," said Len Pietrafesa, one of the lead scientists on the HUGO team. "The Gulf Coast will not see as much action as usual in terms of hurricanes making landfall, according to our outlook."

      CCU says the factors that are used in creating their forecast were updated in July and early August, which led their forecasters to make changes.

      CCU expects two to four major hurricanes to form.