- 35-acre wildfire reported in Bastrop County off of Old Antioch Road
- Pender County wildfire grows to over 2,000 acres, nearing Highway 50
- Pender County wildfire grows to over 1,500 acres, nearing Highway 50
- 2 homes in Frisco catch on fire during severe weather
- DC-10 airtanker stationed in Austin helps fight wildfires
One of the most closely watched hurricane forecasters in the United States has issued his long-awaited take on what to expect in 2020. He’s forecasting a rough few months, with more than a dozen named storms, including many possible hurricanes possible.
Eric Berger is senior space editor for the technology news website Ars Technica, where he has been writing about the upcoming hurricane season. He says hurricane season begins June 1, and that according to well-regarded forecaster Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University, up to 16 named storms could form. In a normal year, 12 named storms would be expected.
Unusually warm temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico this spring are one indicator that storm activity could be headed toward the region, including Texas.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– Whether hurricane forecasters are typically accurate
– What factors influence hurricane predictions
Written by Shelly Brisbin.
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