posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 07:31 AM
Looks like it will unfortuantely be another busy year next year. But thank God not as intense as 2005.
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States and Caribbean, which are still trying to rebuild from this year's devastating storms, should brace themselves
for another busy hurricane season in 2006, a leading windstorm forecaster has warned.
"Despite the forecast for another active hurricane season in 2006, the chance of seeing as many as five intense hurricanes in the Gulf (as happened
in 2005) is extremely remote," said Professor Mark Saunders, TSR's lead scientist.
I hope their prediction for a less intense season holds up. But I feel theymay be wrong.
Apparently 9 hurricanes are forecast.
Gray of Colorado State University predicted 17 named storms in 2006,
almost double the long-term average, and said nine of them could become hurricanes -- five of them major hurricanes, with winds of at least 111
Gray's research team estimated there is an 81 percent chance that at least one major hurricane would strike the U.S. coast.
[edit on 7-12-2005 by valkeryie]