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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:10 PM

What is up with that? Isn't this very unusual?

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:22 PM

Yes it has been a quiet season so far, much quieter than predicted. Those who predicted the high activity this year will have difficulties getting people to listen to them next year. The season is not done yet, and we are moving into what is usually the most active part of the season now. It seems as though the weather models have been having a lot of difficulties with the weather this year, they pick up on a system and forecast it to turn into a storm, only to have it dissipate or vanish the next day or so. Model watching as been somewhat boring so far this year.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:43 PM

It should now be the end of the hurricane season and it is time to review what they predicted earlier this year.


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May 24, 2013 06:05:12 PM


TORONTO, Ont. – The Atlantic Hurricane season officially starts on June 1st and the Canadian Hurricane Centre is echoing the predictions from the United States suggesting it will be an active season this year.

During hurricane season, on average one or two storms directly affect Canadian land, while another two or three threaten offshore waters.

“NOAA is predicting that this year will see an active or very active season in terms of hurricane activity in the North Atlantic Ocean, meaning that we expect to see levels of tropical storm activity in the overall Atlantic Ocean that are similar to what we’ve seen in recent years,” Chris Fogarty, Program Supervisor for the Canadian Hurricane Centre said.

Officials at the Canadian Hurricane Centre believe warm water could make this a particularly busy hurricane season.

“Water temperatures seem considerable above normal and when we see them above normal just east of Africa and into the deep-Tropics, that is the development area for a lot of storms” Fogarty told 680News.

Environment Canada is encouraging Canadians to be prepared for hurricane season by assembling emergency kits, readying their homes and their property and following Environment Canada’s hurricane bulletins.

“We are expecting a rather active hurricane season this year and the main this is to understand, people need to understand the risks or vulnerabilties they may have,” Fogarty reminds Canadians.

U.S. Hurricane officials are predicting 13 to 20 named storms, seven to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and three to six that could become major hurricanes.

Hurricane season officially runs from June through November and the first named storm of the season will be Andrea.
Toronto, Ontario.

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