El Nino 2014 News

El Niño Chances Lowered to 60%

A U.S. weather forecaster pegged the likelihood of the El Niño weather phenomenon occurring during the Northern Hemisphere autumn and winter at 60-65 percent in its monthly update on Thursday. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National …

Chance of Below-Normal Hurricane Season Now Up to 70%

Forecasters with the National Weather Service raised the likelihood for a below-normal season in their most recent Atlantic hurricane season outlook. The update predicts a 70 percent chance of a below-normal season, a 25 percent chance of a near-normal season …

Chances of El Nino Down to 65%, Says U.S. Weather Service

A U.S. weather forecaster scaled down its estimate for the chances of the El Nino weather phenomenon occurring during autumn and early winter in the Northern Hemisphere to 65 percent, from an earlier estimate of 80 percent. The Climate Prediction …

No El Nino Yet But Chances Remain High: U.S. Climate Center

A weather-changing El Nino has yet to develop in the Pacific Ocean, according to government forecasters are who maintaining a “watch” initiated in March. The chances that the warming of the equatorial Pacific will form in the next two months …

Hurricane Forecasts Good News for Already-Stable P/C Insurers: Fitch

Early forecasts for the 2014 hurricane season indicate that moderate El Nino conditions are likely to persist throughout the year, which could inhibit tropical storm formation in the North Atlantic basin. This could also decrease the probability of a major …

Hurricane Forecast Upped By 1 Over Weaker El Nino

Colorado State University increased the number of storms it expects to develop during the Atlantic hurricane season to 10 from nine. The forecast calls for four of those to become hurricanes, one of them a major system, said Phil Klotzbach, …

Pacific Ocean Is Key to Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Pacific Ocean holds one of the keys that forecasters say will determine how many hurricanes and tropical storms develop in the Atlantic this year. The size of the six-month storm season, which started June 1, may depend on a …

NOAA Forecasts Near-or-Below Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal season. NOAA said the main driver of this year’s outlook is the anticipated development of El Niño this summer. El Niño …

Report Cites Crops Most Vulnerable to El Nino

The El Nino weather phenomenon that is likely to strike this year will damage world maize, rice and wheat yields but boost soybeans, according to a study on Thursday that could help farmers plan what to grow. The Japanese-led report …

Odds of El Nino This Year Increasing, Says U.S. Climate Center

The odds are increasing that an El Nino weather system will form this year, portending drought for Australia and Asia and a warmer winter in the U.S. Northeast. The U.S. Climate Prediction Center now says there’s a 65 percent chance …