Forecasters revamping hurricane outlook at peak of season
Published: August 4,2011
GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. government forecasters are updating their Atlantic hurricane season outlook, just as the peak period for hurricanes begins.
In May, forecasters said they expected three to six major hurricanes from an above-average season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will update those predictions today.
The six-month Atlantic hurricane season began June 1, but the peak period for hurricanes runs from August through October.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Emily is expected to make landfall on Haiti’s southern peninsula after dawn today and dump torrential rains across a country where more than 600,000 people still live without shelter after last year’s earthquake.
Emily is the season’s fifth named storm. Last week, Tropical Storm Don fizzled to a tropical depression just before crossing the Texas coastline.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi ...
- Brandon man hauls in record 756-pound alligator
- REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55
- Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices
- Woman found guilty of murder in buttocks injection case
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- MBJ Special report: MDA numbers help with cities’ retail pitches
- Mississippi judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to overturn Sen. Cochran's GOP primary win