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Early Start to Hurricane Season May Not Result in Many Storms

The Atlantic hurricane season may have gotten off to an early start this year, but it’ll probably end with a whimper – at least when it comes to the total number of storms. Twelve named storms are likely to form …

Average Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected This Year

U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the …

Study Ponders Whether There Will be Fewer, Weaker Atlantic Hurricanes in the Future

A new but controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades. The Atlantic looks like it is entering in to a new quieter cycle of storm activity, like in the 1970s …

Weakest Atlantic Hurricane Season Since 1983

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to be one of the weakest in decades with only five named storms formed in the region so far this year. That’s the fewest named storms formed during a single season in …

Sandy Criticism Prompts Change in Storm Warnings

Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else. At the height of Sandy, as the hurricane knocked on the Northeast …

Colorado Researchers Raise Atlantic Storm Forecast

Colorado State University researchers on Friday raised their forecast for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season to 13 tropical storms, with five hurricanes and two major hurricanes. In April they forecast 10 tropical storms, with four strengthening into hurricanes and two …

More State Aid for Flood-damaged New York Farms

The Cuomo administration is distributing an additional $850,000 in aid for more than 100 New York farms impacted by flooding caused by tropical storms Irene and Lee. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that the state funds will be distributed …

Letterman to Make TV Pitch for New York Flood Victims

Late night TV host David Letterman will make a national plea to help flood victims in Schoharie. The CBS star once bused nearly half the town to his studio in New York City as a gag. On Monday he will …