Climate is right to produce more hurricanes than usual

06/4/2008 | USA Today

The warm surface temperature of the Atlantic Ocean and low pressure and vertical winds could create a worse than average season for hurricanes, say forecasters at Colorado State University. The warm sea temperature has been caused by the end of a La Nina, during which the Pacific cools near the equator. Wind shear is a factor because high vertical winds typically produce fewer hurricanes than low ones.

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