Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Which Way The Winds

Wind Sock in Field, Baton Rouge LA 2008
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Hurricane experts now predict average season

Hurricane experts at Colorado State University have scaled back their prediction for the Atlantic and now say this will be an average season with 12 named storms, including six hurricanes. They say two of them could be major. Researchers William Gray and Phil Klotzbach earlier predicted an above-average season with 14 named storms—seven of them hurricanes and three major. Gray said today the forecast was dialed down because of improved chances of El Nino conditions that suppress hurricane formation. This is Gray's 26th year of forecasting hurricanes.

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