Major Hurricane Lane Barrels Toward Hawaii

By Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Hawaii residents already reeling from months of explosive eruptions from Kilauea volcano braced on Wednesday for Hurricane Lane, which was bearing down on the U.S. island chain with high winds and lashing rains and the potential to trigger flooding and landslides. Though the hurricane weakened slightly as it spun across the … [Read more...]

Despite Early Activity, Atlantic Hurricane Season May End in a Fizzle

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) -- The Atlantic hurricane season may have gotten off to an early start this year, but it’ll probably end with a whimper -- at least when it comes to the total number of storms. Twelve named storms are likely to form in 2018, fewer than last year’s 17 and below the 1981-2010 average, according to a forecast Thursday from Colorado State … [Read more...]

Alberto Becomes First Named Storm of 2018, Targets Gulf Coast

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) -- Meet Alberto, the first named storm of 2018. The sub-tropical storm off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is expected to bring heavy rain to western Cuba and much of Florida early next week, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday. Alberto will probably have little impact on Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas platforms as it … [Read more...]

NOAA Predicts Near- to Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season in 2018

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a 75-percent chance of a near- of above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, the agency said Thursday. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal … [Read more...]

After Worst Hurricane Season Ever, 2018 Will Be Above Average

Colorado State University's initial Atlantic seasonal hurricane forecast is calling for a slightly above-average 2018 hurricane season with 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.   By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) -- After the costliest Atlantic hurricane season in history last year, early forecasts indicate 2018 will be above … [Read more...]