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Researchers from Colorado State University have increased their hurricane season forecast.
Because of rising ocean temperatures, weather and climate researchers from Colorado State University are predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season.
"The oceans store most of the heat. I mean, the oceans are huge compared to the air. So as the heat from global warming builds up in the oceans, more and more water evaporates out of the oceans. And then that's where the energy that drives hurricanes comes from," said Scott Denning, a climate scientist and professor at Colorado State University.
Because of that "anomalous warmth," researchers from Colorado State University increased their hurricane season forecast. They're now predicting 18 named storms, 9 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes.
Forecasters with the University of Pennsylvania, and the UK's Met Office, are also predicting an aggressive hurricane season.
But others, like the NOAA, are still predicting, "a near normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane season." The group forecasts 12 to 17 named storms and 1 to 4 major hurricanes.
For communities across the coast like New Orleans, many hope that luck is on their side and the rising temperatures don't mean a busier hurricane season.
As Ophelia weakened, a new tropical storm named Philippe was brewing in the Atlantic, 1,175 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.
The storm made landfall near Emerald Isle at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday with winds close to 70 mph, later subsiding to 40 mph.
The equinoxes — both fall and spring — mark moments in astronomical time, based on how planet Earth is tilted.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke to reporters ahead of the second debate for Republican candidates racing for the 2024 White House.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio will see his family in person for the first time in more than a year, after his unexpectedly lengthy time in space ended.
The Academy Award has been lost for decades. Now, Howard University is planning to celebrate its replacement.