Update: Category 4 Hurricane Florence Prompts Evacuations in Carolinas

Article 0 Comments Monday, Sept. 10, 5:56 pm — Florence, the most powerful storm to menace the U.S. mainland this year, intensified into a Category 4 hurricane as it howled closer to the Carolinas on Monday, prompting evacuations of more than 1 million people to higher ground. Packing maximum sustained […]

Calm August No Guarantee of Hurricane-Free September

Article 0 Comments Where are all the big Atlantic storms? A year ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, kicking off a parade of destructive storms that made 2017 the costliest Atlantic season ever. So far in 2018, the region has been oddly still, with five named storms that failed […]

NOAA : Fewer Atlantic Storms Now Expected for Rest of Hurricane Season

Article 0 Comments Conditions in the ocean and the atmosphere are producing a less active Atlantic hurricane season than initially predicted in May. Forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said the likelihood of a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season is now 60 percent, up from 25 percent in May. The likelihood […]

Forecasters Now See Below-Average Activity for Rest of Hurricane Season

Article 0 Comments Scientists at Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project have decreased their forecast and now believe that 2018 hurricane season will have below-average activity. According to the forecasters, the tropical and subtropical Atlantic is currently much colder than normal, and the odds of a weak El Niño developing […]

Researchers Cool Their 2018 Hurricane Season Forecast

Article 1 Comments Subtropical Storm Alberto kicked off the Atlantic hurricane season a week early, but don’t take that as a harbinger of terrible weather. In fact, cooler ocean temperatures are already spurring researchers to scale back forecasts for this year. Expect six hurricanes this season, according to a report […]

What the Florida Industry Needs to Know for the 2018 Hurricane Season

Article 0 Comments The 2018 hurricane season is officially underway, even as the dust continues to settle on the 2017 hurricane season — one of the costliest hurricane years on record — that brought devastation to Florida from Hurricane Irma. Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast has already received a stark reminder […]

What NOAA Expects in 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Article 0 Comments On the heels of the costliest hurricane year on record, the Atlantic is expected to produce five to nine of the mighty storms during the six-month season that starts June 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. A total of 10 to 16 named storms, tropical-strength […]

This Just In: Early Forecasts for 2018 Hurricane Season

Article 0 Comments An early forecast for the 2018 hurricane season calls for a slightly above-average season with 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. Dr. Philip Klotzbach of Colorado State University (CSU), a non-resident scholar for the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), released CSU’s first extended range forecast […]