The East Coast from North Carolina to Maine, including the New York area, will face almost twice the usual risk from hurricanes this season, WSI Corp. said in its latest Atlantic storm forecast.
Northern Europe and the U.K. will have above-normal temperatures for the next three months, while parts of Iberia and southern Europe will be cooler, according to Weather Services International.
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.
A lack of Pacific Ocean warming and of blocking patterns in the Atlantic will probably mean warmer- than-normal weather in the eastern U.S. for the next three months, said Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist at Weather Services International.
Weather Services International reduced its 2011 Atlantic hurricane forecast to 15 named storms from 17, while predicting the chances are high that a storm will strike the U.S.
"From a local perspective, having snow cover on the ground results in sharply lower temperatures at a given location that you would have otherwise, which results in much higher heating demand."
- Todd Crawford on Nov 18, 2014