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  2012 Atlantic and Caribbean Hurricane Season
  
  

Glenroy Brown, April 09, 2012  

2012 Hurricane Forecast To Be Below Normal Average. 

The 2012 hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean could be below the normal average for the period, with ten (10) named storms, four (4) of which would become hurricanes of medium intensity, experts of the Colorado University.

A report released by the team of meteorologists at the Colorado State University, indicates that the low number of cyclones from June 1 to November 30 is due to the lower temperatures in the ocean and the potential development of El NiƱo weather phenomenon.

However, the Climate Forecast Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted 14-23 tropical storms, 8-14 of which would reach the hurricane status. They forecast that three to seven major hurricane of category three or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

The list of names to identify storms and hurricanes this year is as follow:
Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sandy, Tony, Valerie, William.

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http://typhoon.atmos.colostate.edu   

http://www.noaa.gov/index.html

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