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Fri May 24, 2013, 12:33 PM

NOAA Predicts Extremely Active Hurricane Season

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May 23, 2013, 9:27 pm Comment
NOAA Predicts Extremely Active Hurricane Season
By JENNIFER PRESTON

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its 2013 Atlantic hurricane outlook on Thursday, with a warning that the United States could be hit by up to six major hurricanes this year. The seasonal average is three.

Oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Atlantic basin are expected to create stronger and more hurricanes, setting the stage for an “above normal and extremely active” season, said Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster for NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, who explained the underlying reasons in a NOAA video.

“These conditions include weaker wind shear, warmer Atlantic waters and conducive winds patterns coming from Africa,” Mr. Bell said.

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SoCalDem May 2013 OP
clarice May 2013 #1
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geomon666 May 2013 #3
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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 12:36 PM

1. I sure hope not. nt

 

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Fri May 24, 2013, 01:51 PM

2. I REALLY wish my niece and her husband did not live within 5 miles of the FL coast. Sigh.

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 03:53 PM

3. I'm amazed it hasn't started early.

Record land and ocean temperatures lately.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 04:02 PM

4. weather here in the Houston area was weird this spring


I just Hate to think of another IKE headed this way.

thinking that I am not getting my fence replaced yet - next hurricane will
just knock it over. May as well let my insurance co. pay for it - since they
raise my rates every year anyway.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #4)

Fri May 24, 2013, 04:27 PM

5. I hope we don't get any here, either.

A good track would be for a storm to go in just above Brownsville, and head into the interior of the state to break the drought

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