Atlantic hurricane season News

Hannover Re 3rd Quarter Profit Rises 21% on Benign Hurricane Season

Hannover Re, the world’s third- biggest reinsurer, said third-quarter profit rose 21 percent, helped by a benign U.S. hurricane season and higher income from investments. Net income rose to 251 million euros ($315 million) from 207 million euros a year …

Heart of Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts as Storms Seem Dubious

The official start of the most active part of the Atlantic hurricane season arrives tomorrow with more of a whimper than a bang. If tradition holds, William Gray, who pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting more than three decades ago, will ring …

El Nino Could Strike as Early as Summer Says U.S. Forecaster CPC

The much-feared El Nino phenomenon, the warming of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific which can trigger drought in Southeast Asia and Australia and floods in South America, could strike the Northern Hemisphere as early as next summer, U.S. weather forecaster …

Atlantic Hurricane Season Quietest in 45 Years, Experts Say

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season looks set to go down as a big washout, marking the first time in 45 years that the strongest storm to form was just a minor Category 1 hurricane. There could still be a late …

Tropical Storm Rafael Batters Caribbean; Heads To Bermuda: AIR

As of Sunday afternoon, Tropical Storm Rafael was moving away from the Leeward Islands after battering the islands with strong winds and heavy rain. Rafael, the 17th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has maximum sustained winds of 60 …

Tropical Storm Patty in Bahamas Is Hurricane Season’s 16th Named Storm

Late on Thursday, October 11, the sixteenth named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season was declared – Tropical Storm Patty. As of Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the center of Patty was located in the Caribbean …

NYC Publishes New Edition of ‘Ready New York’ Hurricane Guide

New York City’s Office of Emergency Management has published a new edition of its hurricane guide.Titled “Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City,” the guide offers general tips on how to prepare for any emergency, instructions on how to …

Md. Officials Ask Homeowners: ‘Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?’

As the Atlantic hurricane season approaches, Maryland’s insurance regulators are asking homeowners, “Do you know what your homeowners insurance policy covers if your property is damaged?” The Atlantic hurricane season will officially get underway this Friday, June 1. Last August, …

Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Revised

Federal storm watchers issued an updated 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook today, raising the number of expected named storms from its pre-season outlook issued in May. Forecasters  at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said they are more confident …

Season’s First Atlantic Storm Powers Toward Mexico

Arlene, the first tropical storm of the North Atlantic hurricane season, churned through the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday but looked set to spare Mexico’s oilfields from a direct hit. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per …