It's that time of year again here in the Weather World. That's right, we are now nearing the start of the 2016 Hurricane Season and already, predictions are already out from your's truly and from the guys at Colorado State University.
Meteorologists at Colorado State are calling for a what look like a "near-average" season with Twelve Named Storms, Five of them to become Hurricanes, and only Two to be Majors. Of course, here at yahoo201027 are calling for a what look like a scale between a "near-average" to a what could be a "above average" season in the Atlantic with Ten to Fourteen Named Storms. Three to Six to become Hurricanes. And One to Three to reach Major Hurricane Status. Here's the reason why I'm calling the shots on a what look like a between average season. First off, a weakening El Nino. Remember last year when forecasters were calling for a Strong El Nino year in the Winter Months? Well, they kind of got it right, unless you live in California, then it's a total bust. We are nearing the end of an El Nino year meaning that we could entering what look like an active La Nina. What's the difference between the two? Look at the Pacific, when we have an El Nino, warm water takes control, meaning an active to hyperactive Pacific Season, which means for the Atlantic, a below average season. But with a La Nina, the Pacific Season turns to a major dud with a scale between a below average to a near average season. Where in the Atlantic, an above average season will be in the works. Then of course, you have Saharan Air and Wind Shear, tropical systems and dry air and/or wind shear don't mix. Yeah, mainly due to people having short attention spans, we have to wrap it up. So here's the names for this year's season. The list gets rotated every six years until a name or two gets retired. These are names from the 2010 Season with a few exceptions.
We begin with the Atlantic with starting off with the "A" storm of the season, Alex. But of course, Alex formed in January, meaning that we'll be starting off the season with the "B" named storm, Bonnie. Followed by Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tobias, Virginie, and Walter. And I did say a few exceptions in the beginning. That because the names Ian and Tobias are new to the list, replacing Igor and Tomas from the 2010 Season. And now, we transition from the Atlantic to the Eastern Pacific...
Beginning with the "A" named storm, Agatha. Followed by Blas, Celia, Darby, Estelle, Frank, Georgette, Howard, Ivette, Javier, Kay, Lester, Madeline, Newton, Orlene, Paine, Roslyn, Seymour, Tina, Virgil, Winifred, Xavier, Yolanda, and Zeke. Of course, gotta talk about the elephant in the room, the name Ivette is new to the Pacific Naming List, replacing Isis. Why the replacement? Well, unless you were living under a rock, the name Isis is out of the list following the rise of the Terrorist Group with the same name. So that's why the name Ivette takes place. But that's about it for this one. Still awaiting for both The Weather Channel and NOAA's predictions for the 2016 Season. And until then, tell me what you think? Do you think we'll see a near-average season? Will you be prepared for the upcoming season? Tell me what you think in the comments below.
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