Another Doom And Gloom Hurricane Prediction For 2007

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    DENVER, Colorado (AP) -- The 2007 Atlantic hurricane season should be "very active," with nine hurricanes and a good chance that at least one major hurricane will hit the U.S. coast, a top researcher said Tuesday.

    Forecaster William Gray said he expects a total of 17 named storms this year, five of them major hurricanes with sustained winds of 111 mph or greater.

    The probability of a major hurricane making landfall on the U.S. coast this year: 74 percent, compared with the average of 52 percent over the past century, he said.

    Last year, Gray's forecast and government forecasts were higher than what the Atlantic hurricane season produced.

    There were 10 named Atlantic storms in 2006 and five hurricanes, two of them major, in what was considered a "near normal" season.

    None of those hurricanes hit the U.S. Atlantic coast -- only the 11th time that has occurred since 1945. The National Hurricane Center in Miami originally reported nine storms, but upgraded one storm after a postseason review.

    Gray's research team at Colorado State University said an unexpected late El Niño contributed to the calmer season last year. El Niño -- a warming in the Pacific Ocean -- has far-reaching effects that include changing wind patterns in the eastern Atlantic, which can disrupt the formation of hurricanes there.

    A weak to moderate El Niño occurred in December and January but dissipated rapidly, said Phil Klotzbach, a member of Gray's team.

    "Conditions this year are likely to be more conducive to hurricanes," Klotzbach said Tuesday. In the absence of El Niño, "winds aren't tearing the storm systems apart."

    The team's forecasts are based on global oceanic and atmospheric conditions.

    Klotzbach advised coastal residents along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico to have hurricane plans and preparedness kits in place, but he added, "You can't let the possibility of a hurricane coming ruin your summer."

    The Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, averages 9.6 named storms, 5.9 hurricanes and 2.3 intense hurricanes per year.

    The devastating 2005 season set a record with 28 named storms, 15 of them hurricanes. Four of those hurricanes hit the U.S. coast, the worst among them Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and leveled parts of the Gulf Coast region.

    Gray has spent more than 40 years in tropical weather research. He heads the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State.

    Federal government forecasters plan to release their prediction in late May.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WEATHER/04/03/hurricane.forecast.ap/index.html



    Folks, you need not worry. I can tell you what will happen - right here and right now

    EVERY hurricane that occurs this season will have lots of wind, rain, and some idiot will go swimming in the ocean as the storm comes ashore. It will eventually die out after doing whatever it want's to do, somewhere, to someone.

    Just ask Al Gore. He knows everything!

    Even if you do not ask, Al will tell you anyway
     
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    :eusa_doh: !!!!!
     
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    Out on probation from the Funny Farm Paul?
     
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    Maybe the media will luck out and this hurricane season will be TERRIBLE, with LOTS and LOTS of death and destruction to obsess over and blame Bush and the Republicans for...you can practically see the saliva on these reports from all the drooling.
     
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    The liberal media will also say it is Bush's fault because his enviro policies caused global warming to worsen and that caused the storms in the first place. (Plus Karl Roves weather machine built by Haliburton played a factor as well)
     
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    The funny thing is, when it comes to hurricanes, Gray's word is sacrosanct, he is the darling of the MSM, but as soon as Gray starts talking about global warming, the media for the most part pay no attention.

    Bill Gray on global warming in the March 28, 2006 Washington Post:

    "I am of the opinion that this is one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the American people."

    Gray also told the Post that the world will likely begin cooling again in "three, five, maybe eight years."
     
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    Max mayfield is also ignored by the doom and gloom liberal media when he says the rise in hurricans is not caused by global warming
     

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