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U.S. storm team predicts below-average Atlantic hurricane season
Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 4-11-14 | Kevin Gray

Posted on 04/11/2014 8:57:48 AM PDT by kingattax

MIAMI (Reuters) - The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be quieter than normal, with a below-average number of storms and hurricanes, a leading U.S. hurricane forecasting team said on Thursday.

Forecasters at Colorado State University (CSU) predicted this year's season will see nine tropical storms, three of which will intensify into a hurricane and one becoming a major hurricane with winds of at least 111 miles per hour.

A typical season has 12 tropical storms, with six hurricanes and two major hurricanes, according to CSU. The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

Phil Klotzbach, who heads the CSU team, said the lower forecast was based on cooler waters in the tropical Atlantic and expectations that El Nino, the climate pattern that creates wind shear, making it harder for storms to develop into hurricanes, will form this year.

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this good news means that the odds of possibly having to watch chris christie embrace and slobber all over obozo again have been reduced.
1 posted on 04/11/2014 8:57:48 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Global warming!!!


2 posted on 04/11/2014 8:58:44 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: kingattax

Stopped clock right twice a day rule applies here.


3 posted on 04/11/2014 8:59:27 AM PDT by AU72
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To: fatnotlazy
Global warming!!!

No doubt.

4 posted on 04/11/2014 9:00:55 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: kingattax

Uh Oh


5 posted on 04/11/2014 9:01:06 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: kingattax

That mean batten down the hatches, Dog Zebra! Whatever they predict, expect the opposite.


6 posted on 04/11/2014 9:01:20 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: AU72

If I lived along the coast I’d be laying up supplies even as we speak!


7 posted on 04/11/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kingattax
"U.S. storm team predicts below-average Atlantic hurricane season"

Of coarse you know what this means, We are going to have a very active Hurricane season!

8 posted on 04/11/2014 9:03:11 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Wilum
Uh Oh

That was my reaction.

9 posted on 04/11/2014 9:05:45 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: kingattax

When they predict low activity there will be hell to pay here on the Outer Banks of NC.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 9:06:27 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: kingattax

Finally learned their lesson, I guess. For the past 2 or 3 years, they’ve predicted higher than normal. Epic fail.


11 posted on 04/11/2014 9:08:50 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: kingattax
They have no idea....Sometimes it's stormy....sometimes not...What a great job....you can be wrong every year and still get a big fat paycheck.

Not that these guys aren't smart and kinda cool.......Why do they bother to guess??

No one cares!!!

It's not like 5 million more people will vacation on the east coast based on their predictions.

12 posted on 04/11/2014 9:09:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kingattax

watch it be a banner year. Then they can say AGW is worse than they thought.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 9:09:53 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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"When they predict low activity there will be hell to pay here on the Outer Banks of NC."

You could be right on with that: here's Joe Bastardi's forecast.... he concurs with fewer huricanes, but expects storm development that does occur to be centered on ... yes, the OBX.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 9:10:24 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: ryan71

“Whatever they predict, expect the opposite.”

Believe it or no weather prediction is big business. Lots of companies pay money to get predictions so they can plan and budget for things like evacuating oil rigs or running large projects where weather has a huge impact. I saw an article rating ten companies on the accuracy of their predictions. The US National Weather Service was dead last. Us taxpayers are getting ripped off. It’s one of the TFU agencies that needs to hit the dust bin of history.


15 posted on 04/11/2014 9:11:49 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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Every year they predict above-average hurricane numbers they are wrong.

I bet they're wrong this time, too.

16 posted on 04/11/2014 9:12:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: Wilum
Uh Oh

Yup. Everybody on the east and gulf coasts stock up now!

17 posted on 04/11/2014 9:13:05 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: kingattax

Throwing darts at a mix of ‘more or less’ tags is just as accurate.


18 posted on 04/11/2014 9:15:30 AM PDT by GOPJ (When fascism comes it will come..with promises of a better world.The jackboots come later..-Shapiro)
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To: kingattax
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be quieter than normal, with a below-average number of storms and hurricanes

Guess I'd better go to Home Depot and buy some plywood.

19 posted on 04/11/2014 9:18:37 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: 2001convSVT
"U.S. storm team predicts below-average Atlantic hurricane season" Of coarse you know what this means, We are going to have a very active Hurricane season!"

I find irony in the fact that Colorado State University is landlocked and just about as far away from the Atlantic as one could be.

20 posted on 04/11/2014 9:19:55 AM PDT by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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At least Dr. Gray doesn’t believe in AGW. I’ll hand him that.


21 posted on 04/11/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: kingattax

Doesn’t really matter, it only takes one hurricane.


22 posted on 04/11/2014 9:35:06 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: kingattax
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJxnfiiCJKU
23 posted on 04/11/2014 9:36:16 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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U.S. storm team predicts below-average Atlantic hurricane season

Which means we're gonna have a hugely busy season with hurricanes out the wazoo..................

24 posted on 04/11/2014 9:37:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: kingattax

I bet the U.S. Storm team couldn’t even win a bronze in the Glowbull Warming Special Olympics.


25 posted on 04/11/2014 9:38:40 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: kingattax

Uh oh! Watch it. They have been 180 degrees wrong the past few years.


26 posted on 04/11/2014 9:42:49 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Don Corleone

Have been through enough hurricanes to last the rest of my life, the last being Ike. But it certainly would be interesting to watch all our new northern friends who are among the almost 5 million people in Houston prepare to evacuate. Before the last million arrived getting out of our area on our highway system was like trying to put three pounds of dog do in a one pound bag.


27 posted on 04/11/2014 9:59:34 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: kingattax

Looking at their prediction performance over the years, this leaves me worried.


28 posted on 04/11/2014 10:16:50 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: kingattax

We are screwed. These clowns haven’t been right since 2005...


29 posted on 04/11/2014 10:20:46 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: ryan71

expecting the opposite was my first reaction especially after they predicted a horrible season a couple of years ago and we had zero (no not the head of the current administration which actually would be a good name for a beautiful day for golf).


30 posted on 04/11/2014 2:10:32 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: kingattax

Have they compared these predictions with monkeys and a dart board?


31 posted on 04/12/2014 5:01:57 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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"That mean batten down the hatches, Dog Zebra! Whatever they predict, expect the opposite."

Yep - A forecast brought to you by people who couldn't pour piss from a boot if you wrote instructions on the heel. I'm in southern Louisiana, and this forecast does not bode well for this hurricane season.

32 posted on 04/12/2014 5:06:36 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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