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NOAA says 30% chance 2019 hurricane season sees above normal activity

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center says there is a 30% chance that the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season sees above normal levels of activity and warns of factors including El Nino and a warmer than normal Atlantic that can affect intensity of the season.Overall, a near-normal read the full article →

Andrea becomes first Atlantic named storm of 2019 season

Subtropical storm Andrea has formed in the Atlantic, heading in the general direction of Bermuda and kick starting the 2019 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season in advance of its accepted starting date.It's not expected that storm Andrea will strengthen too much, so the threat to Bermuda is not considered read the full article →

Above average Atlantic hurricane & west-Pacific typhoon seasons forecast by AbsoluteClimo

Hawaii based climate and weather modeling, forecasting and risk management firm AbsoluteClimo has forecast an above average number of Atlantic hurricanes and west-Pacific typhoons will form during the 2019 seasons.The forecast goes a little against the grain of other meteorological organisations, who currently predict a relatively average hurricane season in read the full article →

Gulf Coast may be exception of average 2019 hurricane season, NC State forecasts

The U.S. east coast is expected to see an about average level of storm activity during the coming 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, but the Gulf of Mexico could differ, with above average activity forecast by the team at North Carolina State University.The North Carolina State University forecasters are among the read the full article →

Hurricane Michael upgraded to first U.S. Cat 5 landfall since Andrew

Hurricane Michael's wind speeds at landfall in Florida have been upgraded by the U.S. NOAA’s National Hurricane Center scientists in their final tropical cyclone report, now estimating them as having reached Category 5 at 160 mph.This means hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Florida Panhandle region in October 2018, has read the full article →

CFAN forecasts 7 Atlantic hurricanes for 2019, predicts El Niño to weaken

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season could see as many as 7 hurricanes according to forecaster Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN), who expects that El Niño conditions will weaken and could transition to ENSO neutral by peak hurricane season this year.Other forecasters we've covered so far this season are all on read the full article →

2019 hurricane activity forecast slightly below average for Atlantic: TSR

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to deliver very slightly below long-term average levels of tropical storm activity, according to industry supported researcher Tropical Storm Risk (TSR).TSR, the insurance and reinsurance industry supported tropical weather researchers from London, had already given an early forecast of long-range activity levels for the read the full article →

Hurricane forecast additions predict average(ish) 2019 Atlantic season

New long-range hurricane forecasts from the Colorado State University and Accuweather forecasting teams both suggest a 2019 Atlantic hurricane season with a roughly average level of storm activity is most likely.It's important to note that these long-range hurricane season forecasts are not to be solely relied upon for the serious read the full article →

2019 hurricane forecast points to slower season if El Niño holds

An early 2019 hurricane season forecast from suggests this year could see a little less Atlantic tropical storm related activity than normal overall, but the recently begun El Niño events strength and persistence is expected to be a major factor here.NOAA announced the arrival of an El Nino event back read the full article →

2019 Atlantic hurricane outlooks suggest average year, but El Niño adds uncertainty

The first long-range outlooks and forecasts for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season both suggest an average level of storm activity, but note some uncertainty over whether an El Niño event occurs and how strong the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) trend is.First, Tropical Storm Risk, the insurance and reinsurance industry read the full article →