Hurricane Season

>> Friday, May 16, 2008

Since I took a look at AccuWeather for my 5-day forecast, I noticed a special update for Joe Bastardi's 2008 Hurricane Forecast. Sure enough, as I guessed a few days ago, this year is expected to be a significant year for hurricanes in the Atlantic.

The forecast calls for a near average overall number of named storms but suggests a heightened risk for the eastern U.S. coastline.

"Although we are forecasting a total of 12 named storms in 2008, much more important than the forecast storm number are the facts that a relatively high percentage of tropical storms are expected to make landfall and that the major threat area is farther north than normal.," said Bastardi. "We believe at least 40% of named storms will cause tropical storm or hurricane conditions on the US coastline, which is about 1.6 times the norm."
Still wondering if anything will hit NYC.


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