Positive outlook

Here in the hurricane zone, we can take a little comfort in the forecast that The Weather Channel has issued for the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The preseason forecast calls for “below-average” storm activity: 11 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale).

That’s below the long-term average from 1950-2011 (12 named storms, 7 hurricanes, 3 major hurricanes) and below the averages for the current active era from 1995-2011 (15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, 4 major hurricanes).

The Weather Channel attributes this to much cooler North Atlantic ocean temperatures and a trend towards El Nino conditions.

Of course it’s just a forecast and not set in stone. But we can be optimistic about a less-active hurricane season this year.

About Dee

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and three other books in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series. She also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie. She contributed to Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology and has several Short Reads to her name, including Murder by the Book, A Mystery Mini. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at http://devorahfox.com.
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One Response to Positive outlook

  1. Barbara Sanchez says:

    Boy I hope so. Have to say this has been the best winter ever with no snow. Just scares me a little about what it all means for the future,

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