2011 tropical storm season

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Hurricane Irene a potential threat to many catastrophe bonds

Hurricane Irene has now intensified into a major Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115mph. The storm is forecast to intensify further as she makes her way through the Bahamas before heading for the U.S. coastline. Where exactly she will hit the U.S. coast, or if she even read the full article →

Intensity and direction of hurricane Irene increasingly uncertain

Weather conditions are making it increasingly difficult to forecast how powerful hurricane Irene will get and the direction she will head in towards the U.S. coastline. The forecast path of hurricane Irene predicted by the models has shifted slightly further east, showing a landfall late Saturday afternoon somewhere between Wilmington read the full article →

Hurricane Irene intensifying, heading for Turks & Caicos, Bahamas and the U.S.

Update: Hurricane Irene has now become a strong Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100mph and higher gusts. Forecasts now show Irene strengthening further to a Category 3 storm with winds of up to 125mph by the time the storm passes through the Bahamas and could make Category read the full article →

Tropical storm Irene approaching hurricane strength

Update: Irene has now reached hurricane strength with 75mph+ sustained winds.The 9th named tropical storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, Irene, looks like it has the potential to be the most impactful of the season so far. Currently Irene is close to making landfall on Puerto Rico in the read the full article →

Forecasters suggest a hurricane could threaten U.S. late next week

U.S. based weather forecaster Accuweather, has published an article suggesting that tropical waves currently in the mid Atlantic could become organised and intensify into a hurricane which may threaten the U.S. coastline later next week. specifically they are referring to area of investigation 97L which you can on the tracking read the full article →

NOAA increases hurricane forecast for rest of season

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) have updated their hurricane forecast and have increased the number of storms that they predict to form over the course of the rest of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season.The updated forecast calls for more tropical storms to form, read the full article →

Colorado State forecasters still expect high risk of landfalling hurricanes

Klotzbach & Gray, the well respected pair of hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University, have published the latest update to their forecast of Atlantic season hurricane activity and landfall strike probability for 2011. They stick with their original predictions of 16 named tropical storms during the 2011 season, with 9 read the full article →

Follow the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season with Artemis

Each year we provide a page containing information and resources to help you track the progress of the Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season. We've just launched our page for this year and you can find it here, or by clicking on the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season graphic which is read the full article →

Tropical Storm Risk join the predictions for active 2011 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Risk, a research group backed by Aon Benfield, RSA and Crawford & Company, have stuck with their prediction for an above normal activity Atlantic hurricane season in 2011 and have slightly increased their prediction for the number of storms expected to form. Their last prediction (from April) can read the full article →

2011 Atlantic hurricane predictions and forecasts

The latest 2011 hurricane prediction and forecast for Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane activity has been published by the NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the U.S. National Weather Service. We thought it would be interesting to compare this most recent forecast of Atlantic hurricane activity with those read the full article →