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Weather Bug: Tropical Atlantic Heating Up

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on May 23, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 10:48 PM

Warmer than usual temperatures in the South central Atlantic and weakening El Nino could jump start the hurricane 2010 hurricane season. Dr Phil Klotzback feels that favorable thermodynamic conditions will help intensify hurricanes this year. A second member of the forecast team, Dr William Gray has 27 years of experience predicting hurricanes and says this year's season will be 160% above average. The worst statistic is a near 70% chance of a land falling hurricane on the United States. That compares with an average last century of just 52% along the U.S. border.

Here is the April forecast numbers from the Colorado State forecasters of Dr Phil Klotzbach and Dr William Gray :

                                          2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

                            15 Named Storms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                          

                             8   Hurricanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                           

                             4   Major Storms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     

                         ( Forecast will be Updated June 2 )

A sign that the tropics could be a little more active is a nontropical low pressure system that's forming near the Bahamas Sunday evening. The low pressure system may take on more tropical weather characteristics over the next couple of day's. The National Hurricane center will have further updates on this system Monday afternoon. Stay tuned for more updates during our morning newscast as well as our Noon, 5, 6, and 10pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

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