El Nino News

LexisNexis: Catastrophe Claims Rise as Losses Decline

In 2016, Colorado and Texas homeowners suffered the greatest percentage of catastrophic losses due to extreme weather and other perils, according to the latest study of home insurance trends from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. The six-year study indicates that despite the …

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 …

Severe Storms Dominate First Half of 2017, Cause $41B in Large Losses

A series of hailstorms and tornadoes in the U.S. dominated the natural catastrophe statistics in the first half of 2017, according to Munich RE. A total of six severe, large-scale thunderstorms were recorded, each causing billions of dollars of losses. …

El Nino Not Likely, Active Atlantic Hurricane Season Looms

Forecasters again lowered the odds of El Nino forming by year’s end, a scenario that may mean more Atlantic hurricanes at a time when federal agencies charged with predicting and responding to natural disasters lack top administrators. The updated forecast, …

Above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted This Year

Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal …

Summer Weather Prediction up in the Air as La Nina Ends

With the end of a Pacific La Nina and no clear signal of where ocean temperatures are heading, predicting spring and summer weather that will impact agriculture and energy markets just got a little harder. A weak La Nina, which …

Earth Sets Heat Record 3 Years in a Row

Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, government scientists said Wednesday. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared. Measuring global temperatures in slightly different ways, NASA and …

New Year Brings Frigid Weather

A deep freeze is about to descend on North America, Europe and Asia thanks to record high temperatures across the Arctic. How’s that? “Think of it like a seesaw,” said Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group LLC in Bethesda, …

October Third Warmest for Earth, 2016 Likely Breaks Record

While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the globe averaged …

Earth’s Record Heat Sticks Around Despite El Nino’s Departure

Earth’s persistent record 2016 heat is now dancing near levels that a world agreement is trying to avoid, federal scientists said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that globally, June was the 14th straight record hot month, with …