NOAA hurricane forecast News

New ‘Prepare Florida’ Initiative Offers Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis has launched an initiative designed to encourage Floridians to prepare now before a hurricane makes landfall. According to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services, the new Prepare Florida initiative will …

As Many as 8 Hurricanes Forecast for ‘Near Normal’ 2019 Hurricane Season

As many as 8 hurricanes may form in the Atlantic in 2019, a “near normal” season following two years of storms that have left a trail of death and destruction in the Caribbean and U.S. coast. Nine to 15 named …

NOAA : Fewer Atlantic Storms Now Expected for Rest of Hurricane Season

Conditions in the ocean and the atmosphere are producing a less active Atlantic hurricane season than initially predicted in May. Forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said the likelihood of a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season is now 60 percent, up …

NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter Planes Get $42 million Upgrade

The hurricane planes known affectionately as “Miss Piggy” and “Kermit” are getting new Rolls-Royce engines, new wings and better radar. Every hurricane season for nearly four decades, the two technologically packed planes have flown into storms at speeds of up …

NOAA in Miami to Send More Hurricane Drones into Atlantic this Season

Scientists are planning to send more drones flying into hurricanes that develop during the upcoming Atlantic storm season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration first launched the 13-pound winged drones into Hurricane Edouard in September. This year, the unmanned aircraft …

Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season Coming to End

The Atlantic hurricane season will officially end November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted, according to weather scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “Fortunately, much of the U.S. coastline was …

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 …