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Early Indicators Point to Another Above-Average Hurricane Season in 2022

Staff Consortium | January 17, 2022

This year's hurricane season is pointing toward above-average activity fueled by early indicators that the Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation (AMO) remains in a high positive phase, and signs that El Nino — during which trade winds are weakened and warm water is pushed back east toward the west coast of the Americas — will not happen this year. That's according to an early forecast from the Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project, which forecasts a 40 percent chance of above-average AMO occurring, while the possibility of AMO being below average and El Nino developing saw a 10 percent chance of occurrence. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, AMO is an ongoing series of long-duration changes in the sea surface temperature of the North Atlantic Ocean, with cool and warm phases that may last…

Tropical Storm Victor Expected to Become Hurricane…

Staff Consortium | September 30, 2021

Tropical Storm Victor has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, but the storm poses no threat to the Caribbean,…

Hurricane Sam Making Definitive Turn, Will Pass Well…

Staff Consortium | September 26, 2021

Hurricane Sam, which at 5:00 a.m. Sunday was a dangerous category 4 storm, will pass well north of the…

Hurricane Sam Intensifies Rapidly, Storm Tracking…

Staff Consortium | September 24, 2021

Hurricane Sam is rapidly intensifying and the National Hurricane Center is projecting that the storm…

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NASA is On St. Croix

Staff Consortium | August 18, 2021

From the V.I. Port Authority: "NASA is on St. Croix! The National Aeronautics and Space Administration team will be conducting weather observations at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport and on the north sid...

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