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Why Damage from Hurricanes Keeps Rising

A destructive storm rising from warm waters. Again. America and the world are getting more frequent and bigger multibillion dollar tropical catastrophes like Hurricane Laura, which menaced the U.S. Gulf Coast, because of a combination of increased coastal development, natural …

Forecaster Sees ‘Greater Than Average’ Hurricane Season This Year

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season could see a greater than average number of major hurricanes because of warmer seas and favorable weather patterns, forecasters from Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project said on Thursday. Four major hurricanes packing winds of …

Here’s the ‘Unlucky 13’ Forecast for the 2019 Hurricane Season

There’s a lot of reasons people think 13 is an unlucky number. This year may add another. At least 13 storm systems should reach tropical strength and get a name in 2019, with five becoming hurricanes and two spawning winds …

For First Time, 5 Named Storms Could Crowd Atlantic Ocean

For tropical storms, two’s company, three’s a crowd and five is, well, unprecedented. Maybe not for long. Weather forecasters are watching a disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico that has a 50 percent chance of becoming Tropical Storm Kirk …

This Just In: Early Forecasts for 2018 Hurricane Season

An early forecast for the 2018 hurricane season calls for a slightly above-average season with 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. Dr. Philip Klotzbach of Colorado State University (CSU), a non-resident scholar for the Insurance Information Institute …

Updated Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Calls for More Storms as El Nino Fades

Researchers again boosted the number of storms the Atlantic may produce before the hurricane season ends as a missing Pacific El Nino and warm waters present favorable storm conditions. As many as 16 named storms may form in the Atlantic …

Looks Like Below-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season, Say Colorado Forecasters

Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2017, citing the potential development of El Niño as well as recent anomalous cooling in the tropical Atlantic as primary factors. The CSU Tropical Meteorology Project …

Atlantic Coast Should Expect Normal Hurricane Season, Says Colorado State

The Atlantic should produce a near-normal 12 storms during the six-month hurricane season that officially begins Wednesday, while the U.S. coastline has a below-average chance of being struck by a major system, according to Colorado State University’s forecast. Of the …

2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Should See Normal Activity of 12 Names Storms: CSU

The coming Atlantic hurricane season should produce a near-average 12 named storms before it ends in November, according to Phil Klotzbach, lead author of the pioneering Colorado State University forecast. At least five of those storms will reach hurricane status, …

Colorado State Hurricane Forecaster Gray Passes Away

He changed the way the world looks at hurricanes, and in later years he challenged the science behind climate change, but most people will probably remember Bill Gray as the creator of the modern seasonal forecast for Atlantic storms. Gray …