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2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Rank in the Top 10
TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/13/2010 | Staff

Posted on 05/13/2010 10:54:15 AM PDT by Patriot1259

STATE COLLEGE, PA -- AccuWeather.com reports the upcoming hurricane season could be a top ten year, a stark contrast from the relatively calm 2009 season.

AccuWeather.com Chief Hurricane Meteorologist Joe Bastardi predicts a total of 16-18 storms this season. To put that in perspective, only eight years in the 160 years of records have had 16 or more storms in a season.

The season should start early with one or two threats by early July, and stay late with additional threats extending well into October.

His forecast team expects at least six storms to impact the United States coastline--slightly more than one out of every three. In a normal year, one out of every five named storms (20 percent) in the Atlantic basin impacts the United States. In the 2005 season, 36 percent of the storms affected the United States, while 50 percent impacted the U.S. in 1998 and 2008. "From the standpoint of number of storm threats from the tropics to the U.S. coastline, we will at least rival 2008, and in the extreme case, this season could end up in a category only exceeded by 2005," Bastardi said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecypresstimes.com ...


TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: atlantic; destruction; hurricanes; storms

1 posted on 05/13/2010 10:54:15 AM PDT by Patriot1259
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To: Patriot1259

You know this prognostication means that there will NO named storms this season...


2 posted on 05/13/2010 10:55:37 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Patriot1259
AccuWeather predicts this every year.

One of these years they'll be right.

3 posted on 05/13/2010 10:56:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: BreezyDog

If there are, I don’t want to be hit by oil globs flying at hurricane speed.


4 posted on 05/13/2010 10:56:43 AM PDT by Ingtar (My dog died yesterday, but less than expected. - Freeper Juan Meden)
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To: Patriot1259

Well, the pundits have predicted heavy hurricane activity before, and we’ve wound up with a relatively mild season. Here’s hoping the experts are wrong and it’s quiet this year.


5 posted on 05/13/2010 10:56:43 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: BreezyDog

You know this prognostication means that there will be NO named storms this season...


6 posted on 05/13/2010 10:56:53 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Patriot1259

And monkeys COULD fly out of my butt.


7 posted on 05/13/2010 10:57:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Patriot1259

Want to bet... Dr. Grey does not think so.

LLS


8 posted on 05/13/2010 10:57:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Patriot1259

So, basically the same forecast as 2008 and 2009, and every preceding year.


9 posted on 05/13/2010 10:58:27 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: NautiNurse
STATE COLLEGE, PA -- AccuWeather.com reports the upcoming hurricane season could be a top ten year, a stark contrast from the relatively calm 2009 season.

AccuWeather.com Chief Hurricane Meteorologist Joe Bastardi predicts a total of 16-18 storms this season. To put that in perspective, only eight years in the 160 years of records have had 16 or more storms in a season.

Yikes... Joe Bastardi is good, but I sure hope he's wrong this time...

10 posted on 05/13/2010 10:59:11 AM PDT by nutmeg (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: Patriot1259

This year will be fun.


11 posted on 05/13/2010 10:59:34 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: BreezyDog

They’re going to start naming clouds.


12 posted on 05/13/2010 11:00:29 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BreezyDog

They’re going to start naming clouds.


13 posted on 05/13/2010 11:00:51 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Patriot1259

They predict this bull every year...eventually they will be right


14 posted on 05/13/2010 11:01:12 AM PDT by rman04554
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To: Patriot1259
Operative word...."could"

Nuff said...........

15 posted on 05/13/2010 11:01:52 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Ingtar

The oil will greatly diminish hurricanes that pass over it.


16 posted on 05/13/2010 11:02:09 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: Patriot1259

Isn’t this what they said about last year?


17 posted on 05/13/2010 11:02:16 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: commish

Hey, they just keep giving the same prediction, they’ll get it right one year. ;)


18 posted on 05/13/2010 11:02:23 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: massgopguy

They already do.........


19 posted on 05/13/2010 11:03:13 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: BreezyDog

The dartboard made out of tea leaves and dead chickens prediction method aside, one thing that may be a cause of concern is the oil slick that’s in the Gulf. Could the dark oil warm that patch of the sea enough to the point that it could strengthen any hurricanes that pass through that patch or would the sea simply upwell by the time that hurricane season comes to fruition?


20 posted on 05/13/2010 11:03:32 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: Patriot1259

These people have no clue. None.


21 posted on 05/13/2010 11:04:32 AM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: Patriot1259

State Farm is pulling out of Florida - my insurance ends in October... I assume we’ll have the freak November storm...


22 posted on 05/13/2010 11:06:27 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Draw Mohammad Day" - - May 20, 2010 - Draw for freedom - draw for your children's freedom.)
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To: Patriot1259

Good timing; fellow Virginia FReepers, the tax-free week for stocking up on storm supplies runs May 25-31. Check your local papers for a list of eligible items.


23 posted on 05/13/2010 11:06:49 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: massgopguy
Hurricane Warning

Tropical Storm Warning

Hurricane Watch

Tropical Storm Watch

Tropical Depression

Tropical Disturbance

Tropical Cloudy and Windy Advisory

Tropical Big Black Cloud Warning

Tropical Drizzle Watch

24 posted on 05/13/2010 11:09:18 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Patriot1259

Deja vu?


25 posted on 05/13/2010 11:09:41 AM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run. . . -Hank Jr.)
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To: Patriot1259

The Atlantic has a hurricane season? Who knew? Seriously though, where are the tracking charts? When I lived in Louisiana, I was able to download and print charts for Katrina and Rita, and get Hurricane Andrew charts at the quickie mart. When I lived in PA and there was a Cat 5 headed our way, (it turned and downgraded), I couldn’t find one on the net or anywhere at all.


26 posted on 05/13/2010 11:10:06 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Patriot1259

If I wanted to, I could find nearly identical stories quoting NOAA and AccuWeather and The Weather Channel for every year since 2005. Ooooh, SCARY hurricane season!


27 posted on 05/13/2010 11:11:35 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: Patriot1259

Isnt that about like guessing your weight at the county fair?


28 posted on 05/13/2010 11:11:37 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: Patriot1259

Wouldn’t a nice choppy hurricane in the Gulf help to break up the oil slick?


29 posted on 05/13/2010 11:15:14 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Deb

>> Isn’t this what they said about last year?

Yeah. And the year before that. And the year before that. And the year before THAT.

They have all of the credibility of... well, *weathermen*.

Globull warming motivates them to keep BSing, so don’t look for a “clearing trend” anytime soon.


30 posted on 05/13/2010 11:16:30 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Patriot1259

If ducks had halos, they could pass for angels too..

AccuWeather Rolls the dice..


31 posted on 05/13/2010 11:20:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Patriot1259

So funny!
Every year is now predicted to be a top hurricane year.

There really should be a website to log these predictions; and then the actual results posted as they occur.


32 posted on 05/13/2010 11:21:57 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Chairman Mao was a community organizer)
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To: Patriot1259

And it also could NOT!

(and my statement is 100% as ACCURATE as theirs)


33 posted on 05/13/2010 11:25:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: nutmeg

wait wait!!~! and let me guess... GLOBAL WARMING (or the new, more fashionable CLIMATE CHANGE) is to blame!

(did I get it right?)


34 posted on 05/13/2010 11:27:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Patriot1259

Wasn’t 2006 suppose to be a really bad year following 2005?

Like we should just keep getting more hurricanes every year due to global warming?

How about snow in Vermont last weekend. Was that due to global warming too?


35 posted on 05/13/2010 11:31:26 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: crusty old prospector
Tropical Cloudy and Windy Advisory

Tropical Big Black Cloud Warning

Tropical Drizzle Watch

You need to add:

Tropical Itching and Burning Warning

36 posted on 05/13/2010 11:33:37 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: lurk

The oil slick would break up the hurricane. But in general the calmer the weather, the easier it is to contain the oil.


37 posted on 05/13/2010 11:44:09 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: massgopguy

Best forecast ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdoYXdcqT54&NR=1


38 posted on 05/13/2010 11:47:27 AM PDT by xp38
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
>>>AccuWeather predicts this every year.

From last year's forecast:
The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center, led by Chief Long-Range and Hurricane Forecaster Joe Bastardi, is calling for a reduced overall number of storms. Bastardi warns that the East Coast of the U.S. could still be at risk of a major landfalling storm.
39 posted on 05/13/2010 11:50:24 AM PDT by NC28203
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To: The_Victor
Tropical Itching and Burning Warning

Would that result from fungus from a tropical climate or skankatosis?

40 posted on 05/13/2010 12:59:23 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Mr. K
wait wait!!~! and let me guess... GLOBAL WARMING (or the new, more fashionable CLIMATE CHANGE) is to blame!

LOL, AccuWeather's Joe Bastardi seems like a pretty conservative guy and does not buy into the global warming BS. At least that's how he's come across to me during his many appearances on Fox News over the years...

41 posted on 05/13/2010 11:16:22 PM PDT by nutmeg (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: Patriot1259

I guess it could. Or not. What a freakin’ job.


42 posted on 05/13/2010 11:18:28 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Patriot1259

Check this out:

http://www.nationalcenter.org/HurricaneForecast.html


43 posted on 05/18/2010 5:53:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (Americans..speak of capitalism's glories(rather)than of socialism's greatness. Elena Kagan (thesis))
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To: Patriot1259

The eastern Pacific is quickly changing from El Nino to La Nina conditions. It could be a wild ride this year.


44 posted on 05/18/2010 5:59:32 PM PDT by stboz
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