Atlantic hurricane season News

Why the Atlantic Hurricane Season is Quiet so Far

Where are all the big Atlantic storms? A year ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, kicking off a parade of destructive storms that made 2017 the costliest Atlantic season ever. So far in 2018, the region has been oddly …

Florida Makes Few Changes for Upcoming Hurricane Season

Florida’s governor and Legislature promised a dizzying array of fixes following the devastation of last year’s hurricanes. But heading into a new storm season, the state has enacted only a few changes – the largest aimed at protecting seniors in …

Atlantic Hurricane Season Prediction Reduced

Subtropical Storm Alberto kicked off the Atlantic hurricane season a week early, but don’t take that as a harbinger of terrible weather. In fact, cooler ocean temperatures are already spurring researchers to scale back forecasts for this year. Expect six …

Fitch: Experts Forecast a Near Normal Hurricane Season for 2018

After enduring one of the more active hurricane seasons in recent memory, U.S. P/C insurers are well positioned for what is pointing to an average hurricane season in 2018, according to Fitch Ratings in its annual hurricane season preview report. …

Forecasters Expect 10-16 Tropical Storms During Active Hurricane Season

U.S. government forecasters said Thursday that they were expecting an active Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast calls for 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes. One to four hurricanes could be “major” …

New Orleans Concerned About Flooding as Hurricane Season Nears

Dr. Lauren Morris’s dental office is in sight of one of the pumping stations designed to push water out of New Orleans. But despite that proximity, the roughly year-old business has already flooded. Now with a storm in the Gulf …

Hurricane Names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate Retired

The names of hurricanes that killed hundreds of people in 2017 and helped cause more than $215 billion in damage have been retired, never to be used again for the Atlantic. Say good-bye, and good riddance, to Harvey, Irma, Maria …

National Hurricane Center Updates Irma Death Toll in US, Caribbean

The death toll from Hurricane Irma‘s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. has risen to 44 fatalities directly caused by its strong winds and heavy rains, plus 85 fatalities indirectly linked to the storm, according to a …

Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Raised Again

Researchers again boosted the number of storms the Atlantic may produce before the hurricane season ends as a missing Pacific El Nino and warm waters present favorable storm conditions. As many as 16 named storms may form in the Atlantic …

Federal Budget Cuts May Hurt Hurricane Predictions

Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes – which has lagged behind storm track forecasting – could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, says the retiring chief of a team of U.S. hurricane …