December 18, 2017

Final 2017 Atlantic hurricane forecast update: more active season predicted

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By Jon Erdman and Linda Lam and Chris Dolce From weather.com Story Highlights Colorado State University has slightly increased its forecast to 16 named storms, eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes this season. Warm water temperatures and vanishing El Niño odds are reasons for the increased numbers. Five named storms have already formed this year […]

Hurricane season may be more active than first thought

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By Pierce Legeion From WCNT9 GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) –  The tropics are quiet right now, but we have a long way to go before hurricane season is over. And it’s a season that may be more active than initially thought. NOAA’s 2017 hurricane outlook calls for a normal or slightly above normal number of named storms. This […]

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast calls for less activity than 2016

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By Jon Erdman From Weather Underground The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released Thursday from Colorado State University calls for the number of named storms and hurricanes to be slightly below historical averages. A total of 11 named storms, four hurricanes and two major hurricanes are expected this season, according to the forecast prepared by […]

Most active Atlantic hurricane season since 2012 could yield additional storms through November

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By Jordan Root, Meteorologist From AccuWeather The 2016 hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin is the most active since 2012, and with around six weeks remaining in the season, additional storms may be added to the tally. With the formation of Matthew on Sept. 28, the official storm count for the season rose to 13, […]

Why the western Caribbean Sea has been virtually hurricane-free since 2013

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By Jon Erdman From The Weather Channel A region known for intense hurricanes has struggled to produce the past few years. El Niño, wind shear and dry air have all worked against Caribbean Sea tropical cyclones recently. The western Caribbean Sea, a notorious zone where some of the world’s most intense hurricanes are born, has […]

June does it again: Global temperature sets 14th consecutive monthly record

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By Jeff Masters and Bob Henson From Weather Underground Even with the intense 2015 – 2016 El Niño event out of the picture, June 2016 was still the planet’s warmest June since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Tuesday. In the NOAA database, June 2016 came in […]

Bizarre US Dec weather

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11 photos that show how incredibly bizarre the weather in the US was last December (2015) By Lydia Ramsey From Business Insider The US has certainly had its share of wacky December weather last year. With people on the East Coast basking in warm temperatures, severe storms tearing up the South, and blizzards dumping snow on southwest states, […]

Atlantic hurricane season officially starts with warning

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From Caribbean 360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday June 1, 2016 – Today marks the start of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season and despite predictions of an average hurricane season, residents of the Caribbean are being told there could be more hurricane activity this year than in the past five years. The caution came from climatologist with […]

We cannot keep jumping from crisis to crisis, IFAD’s Chief Strategist to tell world leaders in Istanbul

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Rome, 19 May 2016 – With more than 60 million people across the world reeling from the drought caused by El Niño, Josefina Stubbs from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has a strong message for leaders gathering at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next week. “The demand for emergency assistance cannot […]

Cayman Islands marine charity makes waves with research

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The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) have recently presented their findings on Cayman’s marine ecosystems at the 45th Benthic Ecology Meeting in Portland, Maine. From March 16th through the 19th, the annual conference welcomed over 400 top marine ecologists and benthic researchers from a variety of fields. CCMI’s Research Technician, Hunter Hughes was joined by […]