Welcome to Hurricane Season: NOAA Releases a Graphic of Every Tropical Storm from 1950 to 2005

by Owen James Burke

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Notice how concentrated eastern Pacific storms are in comparison with those in the expanse of the warmer Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic. Image: NOAA. (Video Below.)

This week marks the beginning of hurricane season, and NOAA has decided to welcome us with this infographic map of every tropical storm on record going back to 1950.

While it may come as a disappointment to surfers, sailors and fishermen will be pleased to read that NOAA is predicting a “below-normal Atlantic hurricane season” this year.

Read more from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. -OJB

This dataset shows the tracks of all tropical cyclones from 1950 – 2005. Yesterday NOAA announced that the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season will likely be below-normal. You can read more here: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2015/20150527-noaa-hurricane-outlook-below-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-is-likely-this-year.html

Posted by NOAA Science On a Sphere on Thursday, 28 May 2015

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