|Slower-than-normal hurricane season predicted|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
FORT LAUDERDALE, — The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday.
The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Niño, the large-scale weather pattern that suppresses storm formation, to emerge by the heart of the season in August. They also note the tropical Atlantic has cooled in the past few months.
“El Niño is coming,” Klotzbach said. “It has the potential to be a strong one, too.”
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