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CSU Forecasting Active 2021 Hurricane Season With Weather Patterns of 2017

Staff Consortium | April 08, 2021

Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, the university said Thursday, citing the likely absence of El Niño as a primary factor. CSU said Tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are near their long-term averages, while subtropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are much warmer than their long-term average values. The warmer subtropical Atlantic also favors an active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. According to CSU, the tropical Pacific currently has weak La Niña conditions, that is, water temperatures are somewhat cooler than normal in the eastern and central tropical Pacific. While these waters may warm slightly during the next few months, CSU said it does not currently anticipate El Niño for the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. El Niño tends to increase…

Hurricane Season 2021: Brace for Another Above-Normal…

Staff Consortium | April 01, 2021

The year 2020 marked the busiest hurricane season on record with 30 named storms, surpassing 2005's…

National Hurricane Center Discussing Whether to Revise…

Ernice Gilbert | March 02, 2021

Traditionally, hurricane season has started on June 1 of each year, but the National Hurricane Center…

Record-Shattering Hurricane Season Comes to an End

Staff Consortium | November 30, 2020

The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close today with a record-breaking 30…

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Tropical Atlantic Gets Busy

Staff Consortium | September 06, 2020

There are currently two weather systems looking to form in the tropical Atlantic, with both expected to become tropical depressions in the coming days. The first, whose current trajectory takes it no...

Laura Begins Battering of Gulf Coast

Staff Consortium | August 27, 2020

LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater as it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas bord...

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