Bet on quiet Atlantic hurricane season this year

decrease font size  Resize text   increase font size       Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

Hurricane In its 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report a near- or below-normal hurricane season.

In particular, there is a 50 percent chance of a below-normal season and a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season. The hurricane season begins on June 1 and could bring between 8 and 13 named storms, with up to 6 of them becoming hurricanes.

El Niño is considered a main driver of this year’s forecast and is expected to develop later this summer.

This outlook doesn’t not guarantee that tropical systems will or will not impact the United States, nor does it imply those along the Gulf and Atlantic shorelines should not be prepared.

“It only takes one hurricane or tropical storm making landfall to have disastrous impacts on our communities," said Joe Nimmich, FEMA associate administrator for Response and Recovery. “Just last month, Pensacola, Florida saw five inches of rain in 45 minutes – without a tropical storm or hurricane. We need you to be ready.”

Read the full release here.

AccuWeather and The Weather Channel have also predicted a relatively quiet hurricane season.

Time will tell if these forecasts are correct. USA Today shows that since 2000, federal tropical storm and hurricane forecasts have been hit or miss. These predictions have been accurate in seven of the last 14 years.

NOAA's prediction was too low in five years and too high in two years: 2006 and 2013.

Read, “2014 hurricane predictions released.”


Buyers Guide

Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co.
Doyle Equipment Manufacturing prides themselves as being “The King of the Rotary’s” with their Direct Drive Rotary Blend Systems. With numerous setup possibilities and sizes, ranging from a  more...
A.J. Sackett Sons & Company
Sackett Blend Towers feature the H.I.M, High Intensity Mixer, the next generation of blending and coating technology which supports Precision Fertilizer Blending®. Its unique design allows  more...
R&R Manufacturing Inc.
The R&R Minuteman Blend System is the original proven performer. Fast, precise blending with a compact foot print. Significantly lower horsepower requirement. Low inload height with large  more...
Junge Control Inc.
Junge Control Inc. creates state-of-the-art product blending and measuring solutions that allow you to totally maximize operating efficiency with amazing accuracy and repeatability, superior  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The flagship blending system for the Layco product line is the fully automated Layco DW System™. The advanced technology of the Layco DW (Declining Weight) system results in a blending  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The LAYCOTE™ Automated Coating System provides a new level of coating accuracy for a stand-alone coating system or for coating (impregnating) in an automated blending system. The unique  more...
John Deere
The DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader can carry more than 12 tons of fertilizer and 17.5 tons of lime. Designed to operate at field speeds up to 20 MPH with full loads and the G4 spreader uniformly  more...
Force Unlimited
The Pro-Force is a multi-purpose spreader with a wider apron and steeper sides. Our Pro-Force has the most aggressive 30” spinner on the market, and is capable of spreading higher rates of  more...
BBI Spreaders
MagnaSpread 2 & MagnaSpread 3 — With BBI’s patented multi-bin technology, these spreaders operate multiple hoppers guided by independent, variable-rate technology. These models are built on  more...


Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left


LPV Seed Treater

The LPV Seed Treater has set a new standard boasting three configurable weighing methods for any-sized operation, a standard 42” ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Feedback Form