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Near-normal 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted
2012-05-25 03:12:46

Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew underscores necessity to prepare every year Conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this season, NOAA announced Thursday from Miami at its Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, and home to the Hurricane Research Division. For the entire six-month season, which begins June 1, NOAA´s Climate Prediction Center says there´s a 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms...

Researchers Predict Quieter Hurricane Season Than Usual
2012-03-28 05:07:40

Colorado State University (CSU) researchers announced this week that the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season will be a quieter one. The season, which begins on June 1, is predicted to have less than the average six hurricanes seen. "A warming tropical Pacific and a cooling tropical Atlantic are leading us to think that the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season will have less activity" than average, meteorologists Philip Klotzbach and William Gray wrote in an online report. "The tropical...

2012-01-26 11:22:53

Survivors of Hurricane Katrina have struggled with poor mental health for years after the storm, according to a new study of low-income mothers in the New Orleans area. The study's lead author, Christina Paxson of Princeton University, said that the results were a departure from other surveys both in the design and the results. The researchers were able to collect data on the participants before Katrina and nearly five years after the August 2005 storm, finding a persistence of poor mental...

Two Hurricane Experts Won’t Make December Forecasts Anymore
2011-12-14 08:31:39

The two top US hurricane experts are abandoning their December efforts to predict the number of hurricanes for the following year, after admitting there is no proof they can make accurate forecasts this far out from the coming season. William Gray and Phil Klotzbach, famous for their advance predictions of hurricane activity for the following season, said a look back over the past 20 years of forecasting has shown that their methods do not actually work. The Colorado State University...

sciencepress-120711-002
2011-12-07 08:01:13

The Prediction Intensity Interval model for Hurricanes (PIIH) algorithm seeks to mitigate damage by the "evil god of winds and destruction" Each year, hurricanes cause tremendous destruction across the globe. It is not a coincidence that the word "hurricane" derives from Huracán, Hunraken or Jurakan, the evil god of winds and destruction in Mayan civilizations of Central America and the Tainos of the Caribbean. But what makes them so menacing and powerful to deserve such...

Image 1 - Hurricane Kenneth Becomes Late-season Record-breaking Major Hurricane
2011-11-23 03:55:44

NASA satellites have been watching hurricane Kenneth in the eastern Pacific, and on Nov, 22, Kenneth became a late-season major hurricane. In fact, Kenneth sets a record for the latest season major hurricane in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A major hurricane is one that reaches category three status or greater on the Saffir-Simpson scale that measures hurricane strength. At 10 a.m. EST, Kenneth's maximum sustained winds were near 145 mph (230 kmh)! Kenneth's center was far away from land...

GOES Satellite Eyeing Late Season Lows For Tropical Development
2011-11-19 03:58:14

Its late in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific hurricane seasons, but the calendar isn't stopping the tropics. The GOES-13 satellite is keeping forecasters informed about developing lows like System 90E in the eastern Pacific and another low pressure area in the Atlantic. System 90E and the Atlantic low pressure area were both captured in one image from the NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on Nov. 18, 2011 at 1145 UTC (7:45 a.m. EST). The image was created by the NASA GOES Project (in partnership...

Image 1 - NASA Satellites Catch Tropical Storm Rina Forming, Strengthening
2011-10-24 12:37:21

[ Watch the Video ] NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite called "TRMM" and NASA's Aqua satellite captured radar and temperature data that showed Tropical Storm Rina forming in the western Caribbean Sea yesterday. Today, Rina continues strengthening. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded an area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean to tropical depression eighteen and then to tropical storm Rina on October 23, 2011. The TRMM satellite flew over the forming tropical...

Image 1 - Satellites View 3 Dying Tropical Systems In Eastern Pacific
2011-10-13 12:55:14

Three tropical systems in the eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Irwin, Post-tropical cyclone Jova, and the remnants of Tropical Depression 12E all appeared to be fading on NASA satellite imagery today. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the eastern Pacific at 4:41 a.m. EDT, Thursday, Oct. 13, and captured an infrared image of Tropical Depression Irwin still in open waters and the remnants of post-tropical cyclone Jova inland over central Mexico. Irwin still had some strong...


Latest Atlantic hurricane season Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 18:43:58

Debbie formed in the warm waters of the Southeast Gulf and slowly moved northward. Debbie got picked up by the trough which was located to the North of it for a time which allowed it to make the initial turn towards Florida. Once it got near Florida, it got stuck in between the trough and ridge that was back to the west causing the storm to stall in one place or become stationary. This occurred just of the coast of Florida which resulted in a huge disaster for the state. Now Debbie has become...

The Post Storm Analysis Of Tropical Storm Beryl
2012-07-10 18:26:09

Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2012, began in advance of the actually start of the season. On the evening of May 25, 2012 Beryl started out as an area of Low pressure off the Southeast Coast with an estimated pressure near 1002mb. Beryl further moved southeastward towards the Florida coast near Jacksonville. Beryl also intensified into a Tropical Storm with winds near 70mph prior to making landfall. In the overnight hours of May 28 just after...

The Loop Ocean Current
2012-07-10 18:20:32

When it comes to learning about the weather it is very important to understand about the oceans. The reason for this is that ocean currents can play a major role on not only weather but also the climate of a region. The current that we are looking at is called the Loop Current. If you look at the image above you can see that it’s situated just off the west coast of Florida and extends into the Gulf of Mexico. The Loop current is a warm current and this creates a warmer surrounding in...

Heavy Rain Batters The Gulf Coast From Louisiana To The Florida Panhandle
2012-07-10 17:50:51

GULF COAST UNITED STATES The weekend of June 8-10, 2012 was one of the wettest weekends in a very long time for this region. Thunderstorms and very heavy rain started in the middle of the afternoon on Friday and continued all the way through Sunday Night. An upper level feature began to slide through Eastern Texas towards the Gulf of Mexico and this interacted with a quasi-stationary front that was situated along the Northern Gulf Coast. The two features acted together to create a very...

Hurricane Features
2012-05-22 10:04:25

Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone. This region is highlighted by the potential for calm winds and also the fact that it’s possible to see the sun or moon during the night. It also gives people false sense that the storm may be done, when in fact it is only at the half way point. Location B: This region is known as feeder bands that outline the center of the storm. In this region you will see very strong winds and also tornadoes and heavy...

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