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  • Klotzbach-Gray: Only three hurricanes forecast in 2014

    The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season could be a real yawner if early forecasts hold true. Phil Klotzbach and William Gray released their outlook Thursday, calling for nine named storms, including three hurricanes, one intense. That's far below the average...
  • At Orlando hurricane conference, predictions for a quiet season, plus apologies

    ORLANDO, Fla. For some forecasters gathered for the National Hurricane Center's annual conference here this week, last season proved a painful reminder of just how tricky their jobs can be. "It's hard to go all these years and then make your worst...
  • U.S. storm team predicts below-average Atlantic hurricane season

    MIAMI (Reuters) - The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be quieter than normal, with a below-average number of storms and hurricanes, a leading U.S. hurricane forecasting team said on Thursday. Forecasters at Colorado State University (CSU)...
  • Chance of El Niño this year is increasing, forecast says

    Chance of El Niño this year is increasing, forecast says
    A weather-altering El Niño is increasingly likely to develop in the Pacific Ocean later this year, according to a U.S. government forecast issued Thursday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologists now believe an El Niño has a 66%...
  • El Nino pattern could bring big storms to California next winter, report says

    Raising hopes that California's severe drought could end with a series of soaking storms next winter, federal scientists on Thursday announced there is now a 2-in-3 chance of an El Nino climate pattern developing in the Pacific Ocean by the end of this...
  • Quiet Hurricane Season Forecast By Colorado Researchers

    Expect a relatively quiet hurricane season owing to unusually cool temperatures in the Atlantic and an El Niño weather pattern warming the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, a new forecast said Thursday. The Atlantic Ocean is expected to churn out nine...
  • Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year

    Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year
    The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Niño, the...
  • A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast

    If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect. A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a...
  • Watch X1 solar flare erupt from sun: Flare was unusually strong, fast

    Watch X1 solar flare erupt from sun: Flare was unusually strong, fast
    An immense solar flare burst from the sun Saturday, and as of Monday there were "several coronal mass ejections in play," according to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center. A coronal mass ejection is a huge release --billions of tons -- of solar...
  • Central Florida tornado warnings via cellphones surprise some customers

    Central Florida tornado warnings via cellphones surprise some customers
    As dark clouds and lightning bore down on Central Florida last weekend, countless cellphones in the region vibrated and sounded off with a dire message: "Tornado Warning in this area. …Take shelter now." Many cell owners were surprised and...
  • Hail falls in Bay Area as storm brings slim chance of tornado

    Wild wintry weather hit the Bay Area on Tuesday as hail fell in some areas, including San Francisco's Mission District, and unstable conditions created the possibility of a rare tornado. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration risk map...