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NOAA Chimes in With Prediction of Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an 85% chance of an above-average Atlantic hurricane season, with up to 25 named storms. “The upcoming Atlantic hurricane season is expected to have above-normal activity due to a confluence of factors, …

Greater Chance of Major Hurricane on East Coast This Year, Less in Gulf, Scientist Says

Multiple computer models from forecasting organizations across the globe have predicted a very active hurricane season starting next month, spelling trouble for Florida and much of the Eastern United States. The models aren’t wrong, said Phil Klotzbach, a senior research …

It’s a Matter of When, Not if, a Hurricane Will Hit Florida, Forecasters Say

With the start of hurricane season less than a month away, U.S. officials who predict, prepare for and respond to natural disasters had a message for Floridians on Friday: It’s not a matter of if a hurricane will hit, but …

Another Report Forecasts 2024 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season to Be ‘Extremely Active’

A 2024 Atlantic hurricane season forecast calls for 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes and five major hurricanes, This is the 41st year Colorado State University’s tropical meteorology project has made forecasts of the upcoming season’s Atlantic basin hurricane activity. Accuweather …

Chances of a Weather-Roiling La Niña This Year Are Now Above 80%

The odds of a weather-roiling La Niña in the coming months are rising, elevating the risk of an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season. The chances of La Niña, a cooling of the equatorial Pacific, rose to 82% for August, September …

AccuWeather Warns of Potential ‘Super-Charged’ 2024 Hurricane Season

AccuWeather experts warn that the return La Niña and historically warm water across the Atlantic Ocean could contribute to a “super-charged” hurricane season in 2024. AccuWeather long-range forecasters say that the current El Niño pattern is expected to transition to …

Rising U.S. Losses From Powerful Hurricanes Flag Need for Better Protection

Only a few U.S. states are taking significant steps to reduce hurricane risks, as a study this week showed the most damaging storms are now three times as frequent as a century ago and have become the costliest type of …

Smith Island Changed Course After Hurricane Devastation

SMITH ISLAND, Md. (AP) — For the people of Smith Island, weather guides a way of life as much as the tranquil atmosphere for which it has become known. Hurricanes with names like Hazel, Agnes, Isabel and Irene become part …

Subtropical Storm Nicole Could Hit Eastern Florida This Week

Subtropical Storm Nicole is forecast to come ashore in southeastern Florida as a Category 1 hurricane bringing a surge of water and flooding rains, including to areas still recovering from Hurricane Ian. Nicole, with top winds of 45 miles (72 …

Hurricane Kay Threatens Baja California Coast; Hurricane Earl Forms in the Atlantic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Kay lashed Mexico’s Pacific coast with rain Tuesday as it moved northward toward the Baja California Peninsula. Kay’s maximum sustained winds rose to 85 mph (140 kph), with forecasters saying it could brush the peninsula …