Dr. Gray passes away after spending the past 32 years researching hurricanes.
The Weather Channel
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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Colorado State University's annual forecast is out and an average season is seen. El Nino should begin to dissipate which should cause a more normal season than in recent years.
Here's the Weather Channel's Recap of what was released by the department headed by Dr. Phil Klotzbach and long-time hurricane expert, Dr. William Gray.
The first named storm will be Alex, followed by:
(Kind of Disney theme going here??!!)
Let's hope we don't see:
at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The annual National Hurricane Conference is going on this week in Orlando. Here's a nice mid-week update from the Palm Beach Post's Emergency Management website
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project's December publication suggests this could be so, albeit too early to tell.
Some interesting factoids from their post:
- The last major hurricane to hit Florida was Wilma in 2005. Since then none of the 27 major hurricanes that have formed have made US landfall.
- This ten-year period is the longest the US has gone without any major hurricane landfalls since the eight years between 1861-1868.
- The longest period the state of Florida has been not been impacted was a five-year period between 1980-1984
- From 1916-1965 (50 years), 20 major hurricanes hit the Florida Peninsula and/or East Coast.
- From 1966-2015 (50 years), only 8 majors have made landfall in the same area.
The first of CSU's seasonal updates will be issued on April 14th, 2016.
Meanwhile, El Nino's predicted wetter colder winter in Florida seems to have ended in February as March has been warm & dry! Nice recap on this from the Fort Meyer News-Press.
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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Like a split between continents, subtropical Alex has become the first huriccane to form in the month of January since 1938 and the first to occur during this month since Alice in 1955.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 MPH. More details: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#ALEX
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