Cold Atlantic Water Means Less Hurricane Activity As Peak Approaches


petros
#1
But but but "record smashing" heat waves, the globe on fire and multiple sasquatch sightings...

We are approaching the latter part of August, which typically means that we are entering the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) statistics, September But But but but heat waves, forest fires and Saskatchewan sightings...

10th is the peak of the season with the month of August serving as a significant ramp up period. This year forecasters have continued to adjust their forecasts downward. One of the primary reasons is that the region of the Atlantic that “breeds” storms at this time of year has colder than normal waters.

NOAA recently released its updated projections for the season. Periodic updates are often issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and many of the academic organizations that release seasonal hurricane forecasts. The August 9th update by NOAA calls for below-normal or near normal activity going forward. It notes,

The outlook indicates a 60% chance of a below-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and only a 10% chance of an above-normal season. Less activity is now expected compared to NOAA’s pre-season outlook issued on 24 May…..The Atlantic hurricane region includes the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshal...ak-approaches/
 
Curious Cdn
#2
There's a fair amount happening in the Pacific this year but the Atlantic is dead quiet. Mind you, there's still September, October, November ...
 
petros
#3
The Pacific cooled off in 2016. It dropped 4.5°F.
 
Hoid
#4
the Pacific Ocean dropped 4.5 degrees.

lol
 
petros
#5
It sure did. If you were in BC you wouldn't argue that after winter of 16/17.
 
Hoid
#6
You are a bottomless well of stupid.
 
petros
#7
The blob didn't disappear��?
 
Curious Cdn
#8
There's a grizz just alicken' his chops out of the shot.
 
petros
#9
‘Blob’ gone but not forgotten by scientists studying decline in fish stocks
Larry Pynn / Vancouver Sun
NOVEMBER 13, 2017 05:06 AM

Scientists say Pacific warm water 'blob' is gone – for now
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Scott Cunningham, Reporter

@CTVNewsScott

Published Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:27AM PDT

In February 2014, the temperature of the Blob was around 2.5 °C (4.5 °F) warmer than what was usual for the time of year.[8][11]

After ‘the blob’: Warm waters off West Coast gone, but damage to Northwest salmon lingers
 

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