Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2010 Hurricane Season Forecast: More Active

The WaPo's wishcasting Washington weather weenies are still generating a hype-o-cane of hyperventilation over the minimal possibility of some of the weather s-word on Saturday, but Bloomberg's Business Week reports that WSI Corp. has issued their early outlook for the 2010 hurricane season. They are predicting an above-average number of named storms, making this year much more active than 2009:
         Total storms Hurricanes Major
2010 13 7 3
2009 9 3 2
Average 11 6 2
WSI's statistical landfall model suggests that Georgia and the Carolinas are the most likely areas to see a hurricane landfall in 2010.

WSI will issue a hurricane season update on April 12; the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center will issue its outlook in May.

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