Colorado State University, which pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting 30 years ago, may have issued its last prediction.
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.
August is about to end without an Atlantic hurricane for the first time since 2002, calling into question predictions of a more active storm season than normal.
Colorado State University researchers raised their expectations for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season to 13 named storms, just above average.
A cooler Atlantic Ocean will probably produce 10 named storms in the hurricane season that begins June 1, about half last year’s total, according to researchers at Colorado State University.
The Atlantic hurricane season comes to a close today after producing 19 named storms for the third year in a row, an above-normal year with a damage toll that’s still being tallied.
Tropical Storm Richard developed in the waters of the Caribbean off the coast of Honduras on a projected track that will take it ashore on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula early next week, the National Hurricane Center said.
Colorado State University researchers predict an above-average storm season for the Atlantic in 2011, forecasting at least 17 named storms and nine hurricanes, five of them major.
Tropical Storm Nadine, a three-time hurricane, broke up in the Atlantic north of the Azores after more than 21 days wandering the ocean, securing a spot in the record books.
Dry air and wind shear are expected to damp tropical storm development in the Atlantic this week, forecasters said.
"The season looks to be a huge bust."
- Phil Klotzbach on Sep 24, 2013