No local alerts during very quiet season

| 30/11/2015 | 12 Comments
Cayman News Service

Hurricane Ivan 2004

(CNS): Hurricane season is over but there were no disruptions to life in the Cayman Islands over the last six months as none of the 11 storms that formed this season came even close to the area. In the Legislative Assembly last week MLAs expressed relief that the quiet season predictions were accurate, and Cayman went through another year without incident. According to the season summary released by the Philip Klotzbach and William Gray from Colorado State University, their earlier predictions were pretty accurate.

“The 2015 hurricane season had activity at levels slightly more than predicted. The season had an approximately average number of named storms, but most of the hurricanes that formed this year were very short-lived,” said Phil Klotzbach, lead author of the forecast in a press release about the report on Monday, the last day of the season.

The report summarises all tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic basin during the 2015 hurricane season and compares the team’s seasonal and two-week forecasts to what actually happened.

The experts said that several factors combined to make the season quiet. The main reason why storms were limited was the strong presence of El Nino – warmer than normal water in the central and eastern tropical Pacific — which suppresses storm activity in the Atlantic. Vertical wind shear in the Caribbean was said to be the strongest on record since at least 1979 for June-October. The tropical Atlantic, which began quite cold this year, warmed up significantly over the course of the season, which led to the development of several weak tropical cyclones in the eastern part of the Atlantic basin.

Of the eleven named storms this year just four became hurricanes this season. Hurricane Joaquin was the first Category 4-5 hurricane to impact the Bahamas since 1886, demonstrating the dangers even in the quietest of seasons.

See the full report here 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    …and NASA has recently confirmed the polar caps have actually gained phenomenal amounts of ice as of late.
    This will be news to most because we all know if it was the opposite we would be bombarded with doomsday headlines every waking hour.

    The Earth’s climate, and nature in general, is cyclic. Cut the crap, and stop the bullshit.
    Even our “bleached” and “dying” coral has come back with a bang.

    Man really needs to just accept how insignificant he is in the grand scheme of things. If not, those that think otherwise need to be sectioned off in a corner somewhere and let them spew their crap…and tax one another ONLY to “prevent the global meltdown”.

    Environmentalism is the new religion that many supposed progressive and educated people subscribe to – however, their faith and conviction is even more absurd than the traditionally religious. Because unlike the latter, they believe what they do despite the existence of scientific evidence to the contrary.


    – Whodatis

    • Anonymous says:

      I did not know he/she/it was a climate change denier too. An even bigger idiot then.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh, and btw, before the page is updated, please note that I am not interested in any debate on the “global warming caused by CO2 emissions” hogwash, therefore all replies will be duly ignored.

      To do so would render me as stupid as those that have fallen for the con.
      Pay those taxes though – save a Vanuatu coastal fishing village … somehow.


      – Who

      • Anonymous says:

        “I am not interested in hearing a view shared by the vast majority of credible scientists”. Trollololololol. What is the female term for a troll? A trollette?

    • Anonymous says:

      The recent surpassing of the 400 PPM point ( Parts per million , not Alden’s crew) of CO-2 ( Carbon Di-Oxide) is neither hype nor crap / BS as you put it. It is a fact of greenhouse gas warming of the Planet over the industrial ages ..1st & 2nd. If Environmentalism is a new religion…sign me up .

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just as well considering the Government weather service website is so often down and unavailable.

    • Anonymous says:

      They just copy & paste everything from the NHC in Miami anyways , just go directly to the source.

      • Anonymous says:

        Who in their right mind would not just use the US data anyway? The CIG service is a waste of cash.

  3. Anonymous says:

    but keep buying hurricane shutters……

  4. Anonymous says:

    Which is surprising given the huge amount of gayness and other sin going on.

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