May 26, 2016

Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than normal: Braun

Atlantic Ocean
by
Karen Braun
,
Reuters
Hurricane Joaquin from October 2015 over the Bahamas. Image: NOAA GOES
Hurricane Joaquin from October 2015 over the Bahamas. Image: NOAA GOES

[This] year, both La Niña and warm oceans side with the hurricanes. Global ocean temperatures have been breaking new record highs over the past several months, meaning that together with reduced wind shear via La Niña, the atmosphere is practically rolling out the red carpet for the procession to begin