hurricane season http://wrkf.org en Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women http://wrkf.org/post/study-americans-less-fearful-storms-named-after-women A study published Monday suggests Americans are less afraid of hurricanes with female names.<p><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/05/29/1402786111.abstract?sid=79a9dd5a-51c7-4dfe-95b0-25c41fec04e9" target="_blank">This is a real study</a> in the <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</em> — not <em>The Onion</em>.<p>Researchers at the University of Illinois and Arizona State looked at deaths caused by hurricanes between 1950 — when storms were first named — and 2012.<p>Even after tossing out <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/125938823/hurricane-katrina" target="_blank" Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:59:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 27476 at http://wrkf.org Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off http://wrkf.org/post/midst-historic-lull-atlantic-hurricane-season-kicks The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is now officially upon us. And it comes in the midst of a historic lull.<p><em>Time</em> <a href="http://time.com/2800677/el-nino-hurricane-season/">explains</a> that it's been 3,142 days since a Category 3 hurricane or stronger made landfall in the United States. Sun, 01 Jun 2014 17:24:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 27420 at http://wrkf.org In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off NOAA Forecasts Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season In 2014 http://wrkf.org/post/noaa-forecasts-quiet-atlantic-hurricane-season-2014 Hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean will be at or below normal levels this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual forecast.<p>The six-month hurricane season begins June 1.<p>NOAA <a href="http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20140522_hurricaneoutlook_atlantic.html#.U34ZFAc2BuA.twitter" target="_blank">says</a> there's a 70 percent likelihood that eight to 13 tropical storms will form, three to six of which will become hurricanes. Thu, 22 May 2014 19:25:48 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 26968 at http://wrkf.org NOAA Forecasts Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season In 2014 'Forecast Bust:' Why 2013 Hurricane Predictions Were So Wrong http://wrkf.org/post/forecast-bust-why-2013-hurricane-predictions-were-so-wrong Transcript <p>ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro. The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season ends tomorrow. It'll be remembered as one of the quietest on record. Since June, there have been just two hurricanes, both were relatively weak. As NPR's Jon Hamilton reports, forecasters were expecting something very different.<p>JON HAMILTON, BYLINE: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told Americans to expect an unusually active year with between seven and 11 hurricanes. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:55:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 19445 at http://wrkf.org NOAA: Hurricane Season On Track To Be 'Above Normal' http://wrkf.org/post/noaa-hurricane-season-track-be-above-normal The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/23/186310919/noaa-predicts-above-average-hurricane-season">stuck by its earlier prediction</a> today that the summer will bring with it an "above normal" Atlantic hurricane season.<p><a href="http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130808_atlantichurricaneupdate.html">NOAA reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"'Our confidence for an above-normal season is still high because the predicted atmospheric and oceanic conditions that are favorable for storm development have materialized,' said Gerry B Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:42:00 +0000 editor 14499 at http://wrkf.org NOAA: Hurricane Season On Track To Be 'Above Normal'