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Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Still Surprise

The Atlantic hurricane season isn’t dead yet. As weather-watchers focus on Typhoon Vongfong in the Pacific and Cyclone Hudhud in the Bay of Bengal, a subtropical depression has formed south of Bermuda late last week, prompting a tropical storm watch …

Colorado State Running Out of Money for Hurricane Forecasting

Colorado State University, which pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting 30 years ago, may have issued its last prediction. The school’s Tropical Meteorological Project needs $150,000 or it will end in February, said Phil Klotzbach, lead author of the forecast. William Gray, …

Quiet Atlantic Storm Season Humbles Forecasters

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is humbling forecasters by shaping up as the first in almost two decades without a major storm, confounding predictions that it would be more active than normal. It’s been two weeks since the season’s statistical …

7-Day Advance Hurricane Forecasts Not Far Away, Says Storm Center Chief

National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read said that science will improve to the point where forecasters can reliably issue forecasts showing where a hurricane will be a week ahead of time. “We’re two to five years from a seven-day forecast,” …

Hurricane Forecaster Delays 2012 Prediction Until Spring

Hurricane forecaster William Gray will wait until spring to predict how many storms will form in the Atlantic. Gray and his research partner at Colorado State University, Philip Klotzbach, usually start making predictions in December but this month, for the …

Active 2011 Hurricane Season Breaks ‘Hurricane Amnesia’

The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Wednesday, having produced a total of 19 tropical storms of which seven became hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. This level of activity matched predictions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and …

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 …