CSU sticks with active hurricane season forecast - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

CSU sticks with active hurricane season forecast

By Eric Davis - bio |email| facebook

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hurricane researchers at Colorado State University have released their August predictions for hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin.  They made no changes to their predictions in June. 

Back in June the CSU research team predicted: 18 named storms (11 normal), 10 hurricanes (6 normal), and 5 major hurricanes (2 normal).   They also predict a 50 percent chance a major hurricane makes landfall along the U.S. east coast (31 percent is normal). 

Even though the 2010 hurricane season is off to a somewhat slow start researcher at CSU point out several reasons why the season will end up well above average in their view.  First sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic basin are still well above normal.  Second the El Nino which suppressed 2009 hurricane activity has reverted to a much more favorable La Nina pattern.  Finally on average sea level pressure are a bit below normal over the Atlantic basin.

 Copyright 2010 WECT. All rights reserved.

  • First Alert Weather NewsFirst Alert Weather NewsMore>>

  • First Alert Forecast: northeast breezes to hold highs to 80s Wednesday

    First Alert Forecast: northeast breezes to hold highs to 80s Wednesday

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:33 AM EDT2017-07-26 08:33:22 GMT
    A stalled front will keep the chance for an isolated storm Wednesday but also slightly cooler temperatures. (Source: WECT)A stalled front will keep the chance for an isolated storm Wednesday but also slightly cooler temperatures. (Source: WECT)

    A doddering front could help generate isolated showers and storms across the Cape Fear Region Wednesday. Shower and storm coverage will likely be quite sparse Thursday but, as another front approaches, higher rain chances may redevelop late Friday into Saturday.

    More >>

    A doddering front could help generate isolated showers and storms across the Cape Fear Region Wednesday. Shower and storm coverage will likely be quite sparse Thursday but, as another front approaches, higher rain chances may redevelop late Friday into Saturday.

    More >>
  • Much of NC will have to travel to see sun disappear in 'Great American Eclipse'

    Much of NC will have to travel to see sun disappear in 'Great American Eclipse'

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:21 AM EDT2017-07-19 14:21:36 GMT

    The sun is going to disappear in parts of the country this year - and no, it's not the end of the world. On August 21, what is being dubbed the "Great American Eclipse" will put us in the dark in parts across the country. 

    More >>

    The sun is going to disappear in parts of the country this year - and no, it's not the end of the world. On August 21, what is being dubbed the "Great American Eclipse" will put us in the dark in parts across the country. 

    More >>
  • RIP CURRENTS: how to spot them, what to do if one catches you

    RIP CURRENTS: how to spot them, what to do if one catches you

    Monday, July 10 2017 7:17 AM EDT2017-07-10 11:17:26 GMT

    Your First Alert Weather Team wants you to stay safe in the surf! Here, we’ll explain rip currents: what they are, how to spot one, what do to if you get caught in one, and how to gauge each day’s risk of these potentially dangerous currents.

    More >>

    Your First Alert Weather Team wants you to stay safe in the surf! Here, we’ll explain rip currents: what they are, how to spot one, what do to if you get caught in one, and how to gauge each day’s risk of these potentially dangerous currents.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly