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Tropical Storm Risk says 2012 hurricane season to be near normal

Tropical Storm Risk, the climatological research group backed by Aon Benfield, RSA and Crawford & Company, has published their final pre-season forecast of activity for the forthcoming 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Back in April we wrote about their earlier forecast which suggested activity in the Atlantic in 2012 would be read the full article →

TSR forecast slightly below average U.S. hurricane season for 2012

Tropical Storm Risk, a research group backed by Aon Benfield, RSA and Crawford & Company, has published its April forecast for the forthcoming 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Based on climate signals they suggest that the 2012 hurricane season will see activity levels slightly below average and significantly below what we've read the full article →

U.S. hurricane season forecast to be below average in 2012

Right on schedule Colorado State University hurricane forecasters Klotzbach & Gray have published their first proper forecast for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. They released a pre-forecast discussion a few weeks ago in which they predicted the forecast would be for a below average season, now they have released their read the full article →

Colorado forecasters predict below average hurricane season in 2012

Colorado State University hurricane forecasters Klotzbach & Gray have published a discussion of the outlook for Atlantic basin hurricane activity during the 2012 season which is fast approaching. In a statement which the re/insurance industry will be encouraged by they forecast that the 2012 Atlantic basin hurricane season will see read the full article →

How El Niño and La Niña impact hurricane frequency, intensity and landfalls

Reinsurance broker Aon Benfield published their review of the 2011 global catastrophes and re/insured losses that resulted from them yesterday. We've covered this in detail in recent weeks (here, here and here) so won't go into the loss experience of 2011 again. The report does contain one very interesting piece 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 →

Tropical storm Cindy, third named storm of season forms far from land

The third named storm of the Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season has formed in the mid-Atlantic but poses no threat to the U.S. coastline. Tropical storm Cindy formed yesterday and is heading away from the U.S., travelling northeast into the open Atlantic where it will only be a threat read the full article →

Tropical Storm Bret forms off Florida coast, no threat to land

The second named storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm season formed late yesterday off the coast of Florida close to Grand Bahama. Tropical Storm Bret was named after a depression was briefly classified as tropical depression 2.Bret is forecast to keep well away from the Florida mainland 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 →