Despite the slow start to the 2010 hurricane season, experts are predicting that the season will pick up speed soon. According to forecasters, conditions remain “very conducive” for a hyperactive Florida hurricane season.
In its August update, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) trimmed its outlook, but restated that the 2010 Florida hurricane season may be very active, “with the potential of being one of the more active on record.” In a similar update, WSI Corp., a Massachusetts company that serves the energy sector, said that its prediction is unchanged from its earlier “active” forecast.
Florida hurricane experts seem to agree that the 2010 season will bring a number of tropical storms. According to Gerry Bell, the lead forecaster at the government’s Climate Prediction Center, it is likely that the season will bring 14-20 named storms. The NOAA now predicts that there will be between 8 and 12 hurricanes, which are storms that carry sustained winds of at least 74 miles per hour. The average number of hurricanes in any season is 6.
A key factor in these predictions is the weather phenomenon La Niña, a cooling of surface waters in the equatorial Pacific. Those cooler waters will reach a third of the way around the world, and affect the global weather for several months.
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