National Hurricane Center: Could Be Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season

Early indications from the National Hurricane Center point to what could seem like a quiet Atlantic hurricane season.

The center's new director expects an average season, with 12 tropical systems, and around 6 becoming hurricanes. The center is expected to issue its full forecast during the second half of May. Last year, hurricane Irene was the only hurricane to hit the U.S.

The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th.


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  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM
    I will try to remain stocked and hope they are correct.
  • by US-First Location: Greenville on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:08 AM
    You know when they say quiet that there will be a huge disastrous never before seen event coming from the Atlantic this season. Better start stocking up.
  • by Macdude on Mar 6, 2012 at 07:36 AM
    It only takes one. We can as easily get clobbered in a quiet season as in an active one. Bur for what it's worth, the Hurricane Center is getting MUCH better with their track forecasts when a hurricane does develop.
  • by My opinion... Location: NB on Mar 6, 2012 at 07:33 AM
    I wish the headline was "will be" instead of "could be". I think the weather people do pretty good, at least people have an idea where storms will go. The website stormpulse.com is good to follow hurricanes.
  • by Chad on Mar 6, 2012 at 06:06 AM
    I hope the Hurricanes don't stay as long as Irene did.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:45 AM
    any different than the other years? we were supposed to have two busy years but barely had any....I guess we should be scared now.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:39 AM
    Obviously they didn't get Al Gore's memo. Warming is supposed to cause far more storms. What are they thinking? All kidding aside though, they've missed their guess for 3-4 years in a row now. Hope they got this one right.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:28 AM
    They don't have a clue what it is going to do. Only God knows. I still remember all the weather people telling us that Floyd was not going to come here.
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      by Really? - DC on Mar 6, 2012 at 06:33 AM in reply to
      Floyd was never, "not" predicted to hit ENC. I was there, I remember.
  • by 44mag. on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:28 AM
    I relocated to Jville nc. in 1981(medieval times)and a lot has changed,with regards to weather forecasting...NOAA stopped listening to "SKIP WATERS"..LOL
  • by Melissa Location: Kinston on Mar 6, 2012 at 04:11 AM
    Why so much negativity? If their wrong, they are human just like you are. People can't look beyond their own mistakes, only they can point out someone else's. I appreciate what news they do bring us.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:51 AM in reply to Melissa
      You can predict the weather (especially hurricane season) just as well by flipping a coin....if they are humans they need to find a real job and quit playing gypies with a crystal ball.
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        by Really? - DC on Mar 6, 2012 at 06:33 AM in reply to
        I do have a real job. I am proud to be an employed meteorologist. How about we just take down all the satellites, radars, and any semblance of prediction and see how you fare on your own, in the dark? Bet you would love that.
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      by Shine on Mar 6, 2012 at 01:46 PM in reply to Melissa
      Melissa: I understand what you are saying and don't know your age -- but technology bypassed the opportunities to 'look at wind currents and pressure systems' NOW they just focus on computer models. It is what it is ////////// That is the reason I read the radar on line and watch what I want on TV instead of listening to the ...... whatever stuff.
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