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The Atlantic region can expect one more major hurricane this autumn and the northeast U.S. coast still faces double the average risk of getting hit, Weather Services International (WSI) said Tuesday.

The Massachusetts-based private forecaster predicted the six-month Atlantic-Caribbean storm season that ends Nov. 30 would see a total of six “major” hurricanes with winds of at least 111 miles per hour — one more than it envisaged in its August Read the rest of this entry »

Hurricane season might seem been pretty tame so far, particularly in light of the predictions for a highly active year.

Through the first seven weeks, a hurricane and two tropical storms have emerged, about average activity.

But the meanest stretch ” the seven weeks from mid-August through early October ” is here and “now the game starts,” said Stanley Goldenberg, a research meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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A slow-to-start hurricane season could finally get its first named storm before the end of the week.

Weather experts are flagging several disturbances in the North Atlantic and a significant increase in thunderstorm activity in West Africa, a region that is the incubator of the massive storm systems that often turn into hurricanes that threaten the U.S. and Caribbean nations.

Over the weekend, a weather system moved out into the Read the rest of this entry »

MIAMI, June 1 (UPI) — The 2009 Atlantic hurricane season began Monday with a tropical wave reported over the Caribbean Sea and one tropical depression already spent.

The season that runs through Nov. 30 is forecast to be “near-normal” or average by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and various academics.

NOAA predicts a 70 percent chance of nine to14 named storms, of which four to seven could become hurricanes. Read the rest of this entry »