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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” …

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 …

New Base for ‘Hurricane Hunter’ Planes on Schedule for Storm Season

The new home base for the U.S. government’s “hurricane hunter” aircraft is on schedule to open before the Atlantic hurricane season begins, Lakeland Linder Regional Airport officials said. The city was awarded a 10 year lease to house the planes. …

Drones Used to Improve Hurricane Forecasting

The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane’s winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts – but it’s nearly impossible for scientists to see. That may change this summer, thanks to post-Hurricane Sandy …

‘Hurricane Hunter’ Plane Helps With Winter Storms

What’s the trick to helping figure out winter weather on the U.S. mainland? One way, according to meteorologists, is sending a hurricane hunter aircraft from Alaska or Hawaii to fly reconnaissance over the Pacific Ocean. For about 15 years, the …