Sunday, August 09, 2009

Where are the hurricanes of 2009?

El Nino conditions are making for a mild 2009 hurricane season. Forecasters were expecting about 12 storms this year, but so far there have been none. (National Geographic)

But before you get too comfortable, check this out. In 1992, an El Nino year, one of the most powerful hurricanes in recorded history (Andrew) slammed into the US coast. El Nino conditions "suppress hurricane formation in traditional spawning grounds… but powerful hurricanes can form elsewhere."

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