No SC hurricane landfalls expected

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:32 AM
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CONWAY, S.C. — Scientists at Coastal Carolina University expect no hurricane to make landfall on the East Coast or in the Gulf of Mexico this year.

The forecast Tuesday anticipates a “below to near normal” hurricane season in 2014. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30.

The school said the most likely forecast is for no landfalls in the Southeast. The second most likely scenario would be for one hurricane to hit the East Coast and another to strike in the Gulf of Mexico.

The forecast expects nine to 11 tropical storms with three to six of those growing to hurricanes. One or two of those could be major hurricanes.

It’s the second year the school has issued a hurricane forecast. Last year Coastal Carolina predicted one hurricane would make landfall in the region. No hurricane made landfall. Although several tropical storms did affect the Southeast.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expected to make its forecast later this month.

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ReleehwEoj
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ReleehwEoj 05/14/14 - 11:50 am
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Kiss of death...

start battening down the hatches!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/14/14 - 01:22 pm
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I'd almost bet them if

I'd almost bet them if hurricanes weren't so deadly and not a joking matter.

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nocnoc 05/14/14 - 03:37 pm
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The not so great art of hurricane perdiction

They tend to over estimate more than Under Estimate.

But I am betting on ZERO +1

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/files/2013/04/F...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/14/14 - 04:26 pm
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Accountability

These annual hurricane forecasts are absolutely worthless. The one predicting have no skin in the game. Let's say they are wrong, like they were last year. Do the forecasters have to pay fines? Do they receive a reduction in salaries? Are they fired and blacklisted?

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jimmymac 05/14/14 - 06:14 pm
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OPINIONS
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There's a saying about opinions but I'd probably be banned for repeating it on this vine.

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