Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Hurrican Season

Washington Post:
The 2006 hurricane season -- so far quiet -- has fallen far behind last year's record for tropical storm activity, but scientists on Tuesday issued a prediction that this year will nonetheless be above average, with seven to nine hurricanes forming in the Atlantic basin.

In the kind of season that is anticipated, an average of two or three hurricanes make landfall in the United States, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.