Skip to comments.US predicts 3 to 6 major Atlantic hurricanes (NOAA - the end is near)
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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"We still expect that to support an above average hurricane season," Lubchenco said...
'...otherwise, I wouldn't have a job.'
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.
But you pay for your right to play correct ?
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.
They fell for the Gambler's Fallacy--some scientists they are.
I predict a rise in double, triple and quadruple negatives this year. Confusion will reign.
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.
“but that insurance company doesn’t have to pay your claim”
Dad gumbit, now I have to more research.
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.
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.
Damn. I wish I could take one of these weather guessers to Vegas with me.
But, wait. Did they give the exact odds?
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 ....
I thought that was supposed to happen today???
Yep. hurricane season coming this summer.
Give FEMA your coordinates now and beat the rush.
Let us pray that God will continue to bless us and look with favor on us.
It amazes me that California is actually lower than Florida in the tax department. But once Jerry Brown figures out how to kill off Prop 13 caps, that'll end...
The US Census Bureau already has the coordinates so they’ll just pass that info on to FEMA.
A broken clock is correct twice a day. If the NOAA doesn’t get it right this year does that mean we can call The Donald and have him fire the whole lot?
To be fair, Scott wants lower taxes (hopefully, he’ll get it done) and we have no income tax. Florida is a excellent place to relocate to. The beaches alone make it worth it!
About this time, year before last, wifey and I made the driving "friends and family" tour around the southeast. We entered at Pensacola and spent two nights in Destin, then down to Lakeland, further down to Sanibel/Cape Coral, then over to Ft. Pierce and up to Daytona for another three nights -- and it was just before Memorial Day, so we had the town to ourselves.
Wrapped up the Florida leg with a daytrip to St. Augustine, then up to JAX/Middleburg before heading out to Georgia. You're right about the beaches.....but it was Lovebug season, and the old Camry never quite recovered.
Was it not long after Katrina (maybe it was Ivan) they predicted “millions” of hurricanes would get us because of global warming? They even doubled up on the assigned names—these people have out done themselves in stupidity before.
Here’s my prediction—some where, some place, it is going to rain today.
Yeah, we’re deep into love bug season right now. They come in May and September and have been getting thicker every year. They’re a member of the fly family and as far as I can tell, totally worthless (unless you’re looking for an insect that will remove the paint from your car if you leave its little guts on your car). If you would have gone south instead of north from Ft. pierce, you would have escaped the little buggers!
Looks like the list of names begin with:
Arlene, then Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irene.
That should keep us busy for a while.
Next Hurricane Season will see the end of all life as we know it in those hurricane-attracting regions where hurricane defenses were allowed to deteriorate by George Bush.
People of color, single mothers, children, Gays and Lesbians (always make that distinction, please), Hispanics, the Elderly, the Handicapped, and the Transgendered will of course, suffer most because Republicans just don't care. The big corporations will make millions from the poor in this Killer Hurricane Season by marking up flashlight batteries, emergency canned goods, oil lamp fuel, and rubber boots because that's all they care about.
I agree with our President Obama (May Peace Be Upon Him), the rich should pay more "Hurricane Taxes."
Thanks, when I get back from Kandahar soon I’ll sit down with my insurance agent and ask these questions about the coverage.
If you think of anything else, please let me know.
I’ve been in Florida from Minnsota only since 2007 and I’m not up on much of the insurance games.
Sweet. I went to middle and high school there.