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US predicts 3 to 6 major Atlantic hurricanes (NOAA - the end is near)
Yahoo ^ | 5/19/11 | Jennifer Kay

Posted on 05/21/2011 7:24:30 AM PDT by Libloather

US predicts 3 to 6 major Atlantic hurricanes
By Jennifer Kay, Associated Press
Thu May 19, 4:04 pm ET

MIAMI – U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.

No major hurricane has made a U.S. landfall in five years, but the forecasters warned U.S. coastal residents that odds are diminished that they can't expect a sixth straight year without a major landfall on either the Atlantic or Gulf coasts.

As many as 18 named tropical storms may develop during the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1, according to forecasters at the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration. Six to 10 of those storms could strengthen into hurricanes with top winds of at least 74 mph, the agency said. Three to six could become major hurricanes, with maximum winds of 111 mph and up.

Last year's hurricane season was one of the busiest on record with 19 named storms, including 12 hurricanes. The 2011 season was not expected to be as extreme, partly because ocean temperatures were only two degrees warmer than normal, instead of four degrees warmer as they were last year, said NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco.

"We still expect that to support an above average hurricane season," Lubchenco said.

Also, a Pacific Ocean weather phenomenon known as "La Nina" was expected to dissipate early in the summer before the season's peak, typically from August to October, Lubchenco said.

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One of these years, they're gonna NAIL it!

"We still expect that to support an above average hurricane season," Lubchenco said...

'...otherwise, I wouldn't have a job.'

1 posted on 05/21/2011 7:24:32 AM PDT by Libloather
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We here in Fla will be totally F.....d if we get major hurricianes!

The briliant ‘dem” Gov charlie Christ drove out a lot of private ins co and we have a “govt hurricane ins co” that is waaaaay below market price...guess who picks up the tab?
Yup, the taxes we will pay.

and why am I paying for someone who decides to live on the beach? Yup, we are.


2 posted on 05/21/2011 7:28:40 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

But you pay for your right to play correct ?

Stay Safe...


3 posted on 05/21/2011 7:36:34 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Libloather

Indeed. One of these years there will be more than one major hurricane. Bet what the cause will said to be?

A hint, to prevent it we will have to take away your liberty.


4 posted on 05/21/2011 7:38:31 AM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Libloather
forecasters warned U.S. coastal residents that odds are diminished that they can't expect a sixth straight year without a major landfall on either the Atlantic or Gulf coasts.

They fell for the Gambler's Fallacy--some scientists they are.

5 posted on 05/21/2011 7:39:05 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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odds are diminished that they can't expect a sixth straight year without a major landfall

I predict a rise in double, triple and quadruple negatives this year. Confusion will reign.

6 posted on 05/21/2011 7:40:44 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Libloather
Same old crap different year...


7 posted on 05/21/2011 7:41:18 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Patrick1
They already have done that. Any Floridian will tell you that after Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne it was abundantly clear; you MUST purchase homeowners insurance as a condition of your mortgage but that insurance company doesn't have to pay your claim. Round II coming with Obamacare.
8 posted on 05/21/2011 7:42:09 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I live in Titusville, Fl, when I’m not overseas, but we have private insurance and enough of it. Not on the gov’t dole.


9 posted on 05/21/2011 7:45:46 AM PDT by Puckster (West/Palin '12)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
why am I paying for someone who decides to live on the beach?

Same reason I'm paying more for insurance. FEMA expanded the flood maps to grab a piece of the insurance pie. I'm in a flood zone that didn't exist a year ago.
10 posted on 05/21/2011 7:48:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: liberalh8ter

“but that insurance company doesn’t have to pay your claim”

Dad gumbit, now I have to more research.


11 posted on 05/21/2011 7:49:52 AM PDT by Puckster (West/Palin '12)
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To: Libloather

Isn’t 3-6 storms average, if not a bit low.

Every year they say the exact same thing, worse than average year. Well, they have a 50% chance of being right. One half of all years will be less than average, and one half of all years will be greater than average. That’s the way averages work.


12 posted on 05/21/2011 7:52:25 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Puckster
What kind of research? Let me help. I was insured with State Farm for over 30 years. My premiums rose from around 500 to over 4,000 per year. During that time, they introduced a separate coverage for hurricanes that had a separate deductible; 2% of the face value of my policy. Immediately after the storms, my neighbors had their claims drastically reduced by the adjuster claiming that the damage was from "wind driven water", thereby excluded from coverage. Of course, the wind driven water was only introduced to their interior AFTER the roof blew off but that was merely a technicality.
13 posted on 05/21/2011 7:58:40 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Squantos

Multi million dollar houses I don’t want to pay for..fixing beaches that everyone uses, sure.

It s that we pay for everyone that doesn’t pay taxes or pay for insurance..thats what is mind boggling.


14 posted on 05/21/2011 7:59:43 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Libloather
forecasters warned U.S. coastal residents that odds are diminished that they can't expect a sixth straight year without a major landfall on either the Atlantic or Gulf coasts.

Damn. I wish I could take one of these weather guessers to Vegas with me.

But, wait. Did they give the exact odds?

15 posted on 05/21/2011 8:00:35 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I understand an agree. I don’t depend on insurance yet have replacement policy at my cost as well as being lucky enough to have enough cash to replace everything as well...

But then that’s why we’re conservatives....we take responsibility for ourselves ....

Stay safe...


16 posted on 05/21/2011 8:10:43 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Libloather
...NOAA - the end is near...

I thought that was supposed to happen today???

17 posted on 05/21/2011 8:18:22 AM PDT by moovova (Obama...a man, a president, a loser.)
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To: Libloather
Frankly, I have more respect for Harold Camping
18 posted on 05/21/2011 8:26:33 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: Libloather

Yep. hurricane season coming this summer.
Give FEMA your coordinates now and beat the rush.


19 posted on 05/21/2011 8:44:00 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Libloather
but the forecasters warned U.S. coastal residents that odds are diminished that they can't expect a sixth straight year without a major landfall on either the Atlantic or Gulf coasts

Let us pray that God will continue to bless us and look with favor on us.

20 posted on 05/21/2011 9:28:55 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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