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May 28, 2010 / Dave Gorham

Forecast Calls for Lots of Media Coverage About the Upcoming Hurricane Season

You’ve probably noticed the considerable uptick in the number of news stories about the impending season.  There’s a reason for that and here’s the one-sentence explanation why:  The dataset for this year’s pre-season forecast matches the datasets of most of the worst storm seasons of the last 100+ years.

An article (“Foreboding Signs Forming in the Tropics”) on the front page of The Houston Chronicle this morning very succinctly spells out why hurricane forecasters are concerned about upcoming season.

Media coverage is great – we’re particularly fond of the constant zeal displayed by the Chronicle’s Eric Berger – but on Tuesday, June 1st (the official start of hurricane season) you’ll have a chance to get the information straight from The Source.  Join us for a free, 20-minute webinar outlining our Update of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook.  Register here.  After you watch, I guarantee you’ll understand why there’s so much media attention.

One of the several reasons we’re so concerned.  Graphic: ImpactWeather, Inc.

We’ll also be posting a free, 9 ½-minute video detailing the forecast on the top page of the ImpactWeather website later that afternoon.

Have a safe and productive season.  And don’t blame the messengers.

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