2015 Atlantic tropical storm season

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Hurricane Joaquin forecast moves away from U.S., flood threat remains

Hurricane Joaquin became a Category 4 storm late yesterday and continues to batter the Bahamas with sustained winds of up to 130mph, a storm surge and extreme rainfall. The forecast track has continued to shift further east, but the threat of a major rainfall and flooding event in U.S. eastern read the full article →

Hurricane Joaquin track shifts east again, strengthens slightly

Category 3 hurricane Joaquin has intensified a little further, with sustained winds now 125mph at 11am EDT, 3pm UTC. Joaquin is a severe threat to the Bahamas, currently passing over some of the islands and poses a landfall threat to the U.S. either later this weekend or early next week, read the full article →

Tropical storm Erika, still a hurricane threat to Florida?

In this still-quiet year for tropical development in the Atlantic and Caribbean region, the fifth named storm, tropical storm Erika, provides perhaps the first real hurricane threat to Florida in years, with the forecast showing that Erika will head in that states direction.Latest update at 10:00 BST, 28th August (05:00 read the full article →

Danny reaches Cat 2 hurricane strength in Atlantic, likely to weaken

The fourth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season formed late yesterday in the Atlantic. In this slow year for tropical development in the Atlantic and Caribbean region, Danny is currently forecast to reach as much as Category 2 hurricane strength on approach to the Caribbean islands.The Atlantic tropics read the full article →

Hurricane forecast for 2015 Atlantic season lowered at Colorado State

One of the leading hurricane season forecasting teams has lowered its outlook for the 2015 Atlantic tropical storm season in its latest outlook. The Colorado State University team has lowered the seasonal forecast by one hurricane.In its June and July forecasts the Colorado State University Dept of Atmospheric Science forecast read the full article →

Tropical storm Bill a rain and flood threat to Texas and surrounds

The second named storm of the 2015 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season formed a few hours ago, as tropical storm Bill gained sufficient organisation in the Gulf of Mexico to be named on its way to the Texas coastline.Update: The latest information from the NOAA shows tropical storm Bill read the full article →

Atlantic hurricane forecasts continue to signal slow season

Updates to two of the most-read Atlantic hurricane forecasts continue to suggest a well below-average season, as Colorado State University and Tropical Storm Risk both point to a quieter year in 2015, in terms of tropical storm and hurricane activity.The Colorado State University Dept of Atmospheric Science forecast team of read the full article →

70% chance of below normal hurricane season in 2015: NOAA

The U.S. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center released its official May forecast for the 2015 Atlantic tropical storm & hurricane season today, predicting a 70% chance of a below normal season and citing the potential for El Niño to suppress activity this year.For the 2015 hurricane season NOAA forecasts a 70% read the full article →

2015 tropical storm season starts early, as Ana forms off U.S. coast

The 2015 Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm season has got off to an unseasonably early start, with the naming of sub-tropical storm Ana late yesterday bringing an unusual May threat to the U.S. east coast.Update 09th May 05:00 ET:Ana has now been changed to a tropical storm and has strengthened read the full article →

Local factors could intensify hurricanes in 2015, despite low forecasts

More forecasters have joined the call for another below-average Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm season in 2015, but some warn that localised factors near to the U.S. coastline are conducive to storm formation and intensification.The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season looks set to repeat recent years which have seen below-average number read the full article →