NOAA lowers predicted storm total for 2018 hurricane season
Posted on 8/9/2018 12:03:00 PM.
NOAA has lowered its prediction for the number of named storms for this hurricane season. Back in May, government forecasters estimated as many as 16 storms, now they say the 2018 total could be between 9 and 13. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the likelihood of an El Nino during the second half of the season is growing. 
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Long range hurricane forecast still calls for a below average season
Posted on 8/6/2018 12:13:00 PM.

Colorado State University hurricane researchers continue to predict a below average season.

Researcher Phil Klotzbach says a major contributing factor is the cold temperature of the tropical Atlantic Ocean waters.
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Experts now predict a below-average hurricane season
Posted on 7/3/2018 3:55:00 AM.

Colorado State forecasters are downgrading their expectations for this year’s hurricane season, now predicting a below average season for tropical activity.

CSU Research Scientist Phillip Klotzbach says the original prediction was for 14 named storms, now they anticipate ten more storms, four hurricanes and one major hurricane before November 30.
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As hurricane season officially begins Louisianans are urged to be prepared
Posted on 6/1/2018 1:34:00 PM.
Hurricane season has officially begun. The Bayou State may be relieved it has avoided tropical threat Alberto but the Spokesperson of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Mike Steele says now is the time to get a plan in place in case Louisiana is threatened by a major hurricane.
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New hurricane season opens with up to 9 hurricanes predicted
Posted on 6/1/2018 3:50:00 AM.
The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season officially starts today despite the fact that the Gulf Coast has already seen its first named storm of the year. NOAA projects 10 to 16 named storms, 5 to 9 hurricanes, and 1 to 4 major hurricanes. State Climatologist Barry Keim says that’s not too far off base for an average year.
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Cajun Navy Relief set to hold First Search and Rescue Games
Posted on 4/6/2018 3:00:00 AM.
Cajun Navy Relief will hold its first Search and Rescue Games on Saturday in the Atchafalaya Basin. The games will serve as a training exercise for disaster rescue scenarios in extreme flooding. Spokesperson Amy Jones says the Games also give the volunteer rescue group a chance to work with new GPS equipment.
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State Climatologist Keim keeping fingers crossed that November's streak for no hurricanes holds true
Posted on 11/1/2017 3:00:00 AM.

The hurricane season ends on November 30th, but a named storm has never struck Louisiana in November in 167 years of record keeping. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the state came close to breaking that streak in 2009, when Tropical Storm Ida churned in the Gulf.
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We've past the statistical peak of an extremely active hurricane season
Posted on 9/11/2017 11:42:00 AM.

We’ve have moved past the statistical peak of what has been a very active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says there’s already been 11 named storms.
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Three hurricanes churning simultaneously in Atlantic
Posted on 9/7/2017 12:33:00 PM.

Three hurricanes are churning in the Atlantic Basin. Hurricane Irma is barreling down on the Greater Antilles, Jose is trailing Irma in the central Atlantic, and Katia is now a hurricane in the southwestern Gulf.
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CSU forecasters update hurricane season to 11 named storms
Posted on 8/4/2017 1:11:00 PM.

The hurricane forecast team at Colorado State has increased their storm prediction total by one and now anticipate 11 named storms for the rest of the season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the total number of storms has been increased from 15 to 16. He says this isn’t a big change but it still shows conditions are conducive for an active season.
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