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Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 Hurricane Forecast

The first hurricane forecast for 2011 is already painting an active picture. Weather Service International, WSI, the  leader is weather technology, is the one that has released its hurricane forecast. WSI predicts the following:

  • Named storms (Winds >39 mph):          17           
  • Hurricanes (Winds >74 mph):                 9
  • Major Hurricanes (Winds >115 mph):      5

In addition, WSI claims there is a "significant threat" to the U.S. Gulf Coast. If the forecast were to come to fruition, then it would constitute an extremely active season.  An average season sees around 10 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. Two reasons can are stated for the active season: reduced shear and above average sea surface temperatures, across the Atlantic Basin. The 2010 season saw 19 total named storms, 12 hurricanes, and 5 major hurricanes.

2011 Hurricane Names

Arlene
Bret
Cindy
Don
Emily
Franklin
Gert
Harvey
Irene
Jose
Katia
Lee
Maria
Nate
Ophelia
Philippe
Rina
Sean
Tammy
Vince
Whitney

1 comment:

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