August 2, 2021

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 […]

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 […]