: More Hurricanes...Gazing Into A Crystal Ball

More Hurricanes...Gazing Into A Crystal Ball

More Hurricanes...Gazing Into A Crystal Ball

The height of the hurricane season started this week, and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a Laura Giannotta's Crystal Ballrevised forecast increasing the estimated number of storms forming before November 30th.

Initially back in May NOAA called for 9 to 15 named storms, with 4 to 8 of those reaching hurricane status.

The revised estimates put the number of named storms between 12 and 17, with 5 to 8 strengthening to hurricanes.

The Climate Prediction Center can't say where those storms will develop or make landfall.

Perhaps by next year someone will have developed an app for that!

(Or we could carry on the old way!)


Comment balloon 3 commentsLaura Giannotta • August 11 2012 04:57AM


Laura - Sounds like a football season. It will happen but the results are not predictable.  Hurricanes are not on my agenda here in the middle in the mountains. I have lived in cyclone prone areas, so I can feel for your trepidation.

Posted by Larry O'Sullivan about 8 years ago

Too bad we can't seen them to the drought areas of the country and save the wind for the wind farms.

Posted by Richard Burge Realty/ Burge Homes, Broker in Charge/Owner (Richard Burge Realty/Burge Homes) about 8 years ago

I wonder how they come up with the numbers...Roll of the dice?

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 8 years ago