Posts Tagged ‘forecast’

State’s grain sorghum crop may beat forecast

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Timely rains followed by sunny days provided optimal growing conditions for Mississippi’s grain sorghum crop, and yields may be higher than anticipated. Mississippi producers planted about 63,000 acres in grain sorghum in 2012, up from 50,000 acres in 2011. The state ranked No. 8 nationally in grain sorghum production in 2011. Erick […] [...]

Could Isaac return to Gulf? Forecasters watching closely

by Published: September 5,2012

Tags: forecast, hurricane, meterologist, meterology, storm, tropical, Weather

GULF OF MEXICO — A remnant of Hurricane Isaac, drawn back to the Gulf of Mexico after an odyssey through the Midwest, hovered yesterday off the Gulf Coast. Meteorologist Shawn O’Neill of the National Weather Service in Slidell, La., called it the “spawn of Isaac.” This morning, the National Weather Service in Jackson reports the […] [...]

NOAA raises forecast of storms for rest of hurricane season

GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. forecasters are raising their estimate of potential storms in the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season, which enters its peak period this month. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its updated forecast today. Forecasters say wind patterns conducive to storm formation and warmer-than-normal sea temperatures mean chances are higher […] [...]

Forecasters: Atlantic could see 15 storms this hurricane season

GULF OF MEXICO — Federal forecasters predict there will be about nine to 15 storms during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its initial outlook Thursday for the six-month storm season that officially begins June 1. The season got an early start when Tropical Storm Alberto formed last Saturday […] [...]

A.M. Best upgrades outlook on Gulf Guaranty Life

by Published: May 4,2012

Tags: crdit, credit rating, forecast, insurance, outlook, prediction, rating

JACKSON — A.M. Best Co. has revised the outlook to “positive” from “stable” and affirmed the financial strength rating of “B- (Fair)” and issuer credit rating of “bb-” of Gulf Guaranty Life Insurance Company. A.M. Best wrote: “The ratings reflect the company’s more than adequate level of risk-adjusted capitalization, improved net income reported in 2011 […] [...]

Study: State’s economy saw ‘rough year’ in 2011

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The April 2012 issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook, a quarterly publication replacing the bi-annual Mississippi Economic Review and Outlook, is now available online at www.mississippi.edu/URC. Published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), the Outlook presents the state economic forecast for 2012 to […] [...]

‘Coaching math’ gets through to kids

>> Northwest Rankin’s Morrison honored as one the best educators in Mississippi Sometimes high school coaches aren’t thought of as the best teachers. But one of the top high school principals in the state spent many years coaching while also showing a passion for teaching math. “I see coaching and teaching as interchangeable,” said Northwest […] [...]

Publication: Confidence rising

by Published: July 13,2009

Tags: consumer confidence, education, forecast

STARKVILLE — Second-quarter results from the Mississippi Index of Consumer Sentiment show an overall 5.47 percent increase, according to a new online business forecasting report. “Economy Watch,” produced quarterly by Mississippi State University’s College of Business, is reporting that overall confidence rose to 76.42 percent for April-June, compared to 72.46 percent for the first quarter. […] [...]

IHL report not rosy

by Published: July 7,2009

Tags: education, forecast, job losses, recession

JACKSON — The June issue of the “Mississippi Economic Review and Outlook,” published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), is now available online at www.mississippi.edu/URC. This issue focuses on the rising unemployment in the state and the projected course of the recession.  In addition to articles […] [...]

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