Near Or Below Average Season For Hurricanes

Two of the biggest private weather forecasting companies, AccuWeather and the Weather Channel, are both predicting a near or slightly below-average season. AccuWeather predicts 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes. The Weather Channel has a forecast of 11 named storms, of which 5 become hurricanes. A normal tropical season has 12 named storms, with 6 becoming hurricanes.

Last year a total of 19 storms developed. The combination of much cooler North Atlantic ocean temperatures and a trend towards El Nino conditions suggest less activity this year. The federal government's 2012 hurricane forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be released May 24.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 149162185 - witn.com/a?a=149162185