Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sea Temps, Atmospheric Conditions Favor Active Hurricane Season

Last week hurricane experts predicted a 2010 Atlantic hurricane season with above-average activity. Calling for 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, 4 of which could be major, with at least one landfalling on a United States coastline, the extreme prediction could be validating.

In an
article this week released by Florida’s Sun Sentinel, it was noted that the Atlantic hurricane region is already experiencing record warm sea surface temperatures. Last month alone temperatures were two degrees warmer than average, which would support predictions of a busy season, considering hurricanes feast on warm water. Additionally, current atmospheric conditions resemble those of the 2005 hurricane season, the most active and destructive season in history.

Only time will tell what happens this hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. For more information refer to earlier blog posts here:

New Hurricane Wind Scale for 2010 Season

'Extreme' 2010 Hurricane Season? Predictions Rolling In...

Hurricane Pioneer Calls for 15 Storms, 8 Hurricanes, 4 Major