29.3.12

Good News for Hurricane Season



"La Niña weakens, almost gone A borderline weak La Niña event continues in the equatorial Pacific, where sea surface temperatures were approximately 0.5°C below average during February and the the first half of March. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center forecasts that La Niña will be gone by the end of April. The majority of the El Niño computer models predict neutral conditions for this fall, during the August - September - October peak of hurricane season, though 32% of the models predict an El Niño will develop. El Niño conditions tend to decrease Atlantic hurricane activity, by increasing wind shear over the tropical Atlantic."
 Read more at Dr. Jeff Master's Weather blog on Wunderground
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2062