04 Dec '11, 10am

2011's Hurricane Forecast Nearly Nailed It - IEEE Spectrum: With hurricane season over, forecasters examine thei...

Wednesday marked the end of the 2011 hurricane season, and as you can see from the time-lapse animation above, it was a fairly active one. While the season started slow, the storms began to swirl more frequently in July (around the one minute mark in the animation). The final tally : 19 named tropical storms, the third highest number on record. Of those storms, 7 developed into hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes. That's a pretty close match to the season forecast issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As I reported when the hurricane season began on 1 June the forecast called for 12 to 18 named storms, 6 to 10 hurricanes, and 3 to 6 biggies. Researchers at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center make the forecasts by feeding satellite data into sophisticated climate models that run on a government supercomputer. So why did the tropical storm n...

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