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2009 Hurricane Season ending

Posted by Hurricane Expert on November 29, 2009

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The 2009 hurricane season officially ends November 30. This hurricane season fits the mold of the long term averages. For the 2009 season there were 10 named storms of which 3 became hurricanes and of those 2 major hurricanes. A category 3 or higher on the Saffir_Simpson scale is considered major.

In the Atlantic basin, long term averages show that there are about 10 named storms of which 6 become hurricanes and 3 of those major hurricanes. Since 1995 there has been a major upswing in tropical cyclone activity. During this period there has been an average of 15 named storms of which 8 became hurricanes and 4 of those major hurricanes.

The return of El Nino was the likely cause in the decrease in tropical cyclone activity, especially affecting the number of hurricanes that formed. The El Nino causes an increase in wind shear which creates a hostile environment for hurricane development in gerneral.

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Will rain postpone tennis at the U.S. open ?

Posted by Hurricane Expert on September 9, 2009

new york rainScattered showers are inching toward Flushing Meadows after a long run of beautiful tennis weather for the U.S. Open. A low pressure area east of the Mid-Atlantic coast combined with high pressure over southeastern Canada has produced some breezy northeast winds over the past few days. The low is forecast to spin rain south of New York City during Thursday then arrive late Thursday or Thursday night into Friday. Showers may linger into early Saturday…..It looks like we will be watching some replay of Oudin / Federer / Williams or other cast of tennis favorites Friday.

Rich Johnson – CBM Certified Broadcast Meteorologist

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