Tag: Atlantic Hurricane Season

‘Average’ hurricane season opens quietly

‘Average’ hurricane season opens quietly

| 03/06/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): As the 2019 hurricane season began at the weekend, weather in the Atlantic was largely settled, though a broad area of low pressure was producing disorganised shower and thunderstorm activity over the Bay of Campeche in the southern area of the Gulf of Mexico. Although forecasters said it could become a tropical cyclone in […]

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NHC already watching potential storm

NHC already watching potential storm

| 03/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): With almost a month still to go before the start of the hurricane season the US National Hurricane Center is already watching a possible storm. A surface trough and broad area of low pressure over northeastern Florida is producing a large area of disorganised showers and thunderstorms over the far western Atlantic waters, the […]

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CSU early forecast calls for quieter hurricane season

CSU early forecast calls for quieter hurricane season

| 10/04/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Phil Klotzbach, the expert hurricane forecaster from Colorado State University, is predicting a below-average storm season for 2019 in the first of his forecasts published last week. He said the current weak El Niño is likely to persist this summer and with sea surface temperatures across the tropical Atlantic slightly below normal, and the […]

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Cayman emerges unscathed from 2018 storm season

Cayman emerges unscathed from 2018 storm season

| 30/11/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): All was quiet in the Atlantic on Friday, as the 2018 hurricane season officially ended. While the Cayman Islands once again remained unscathed, the season brought devastation to the United States, where Florence and Michael caused significant damage. In total there were 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes, two of which were major.  “This […]

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New forecast calls for quieter storm season

New forecast calls for quieter storm season

| 05/07/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Just one month into the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, experts from Colorado State University have reassessed their seasonal predictions downwards and are now calling for a lot less storm action in our region over the next five months. In its July update, the team, led by Philip Klotzbach, said there remains some uncertainty but they […]

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Latest forecast predicts ‘average’ season

Latest forecast predicts ‘average’ season

| 01/06/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): As the Atlantic hurricane season officially begins, experts are predicting an “average” number of storms this year, which means around 14 in total, with the recent Sub-tropical Storm Alberto thrown into the mix. In the update from Colorado State University, the forecasters have dropped their earlier forecast to six hurricanes and two major hurricanes. Below-average sea-surface […]

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Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

| 25/05/2018 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The National Hurricane Center in Miami has confirmed the emergence of Sub-tropical Storm Alberto. At 10:00am the weather system was located about 55 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, and around 195 miles southwest of the western tip of Cuba. The storm is moving toward the north-northeast near 6mph, and forecasters said a general slow motion toward the north […]

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Tropical depression on horizon for start of season

Tropical depression on horizon for start of season

| 24/05/2018 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A broad area of unsettled weather that has brought a deluge of rain to the Cayman Islands over the last few days may become a tropical depression before the week is out. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said conditions are becoming more conducive for further development of the system by Saturday as it […]

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Colorado predicts 14 storms in 2018 season

Colorado predicts 14 storms in 2018 season

| 09/04/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The first official prediction for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season has been published by researchers; weather experts from Colorado State University and the storm seers are calling for 14 named storms, seven of which will become hurricanes and three of those are forecast to reach the higher end of the Saffir-Simpson scale. Although he predicts […]

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Hurricane seer hints at busy season ahead

Hurricane seer hints at busy season ahead

| 27/03/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach has hinted at a busy hurricane season for the Atlantic this year. Speaking at the US National Hurricane Conference in Florida, less than two weeks before he releases his April forecast, he warned that 2018 is going to be active. “If hurricane season started today, it would probably be pretty […]

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Early predictions call for busy hurricane season

Early predictions call for busy hurricane season

| 04/01/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): A number of hurricane forecasters willing to make early and often very speculative predictions all agree that 2018 is likely to be another busy season. Given that the season is some six months away, forecasts made now are unlikely to be precise but even this far out there are several indicators that experts believe […]

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