Dragon capsule on course for space station arrival

Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew underscores necessity to prepare every year Conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this season, NOAA announced Thursday from Miami at its Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, and home to the Hurricane Research Division. For the entire six-month season, which begins June 1, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says there's a 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms (with top winds of 39 mph or higher), of which four to eight will strengthen to a hurricane (with top winds of 74 mph or higher) and of those one to three will become major hurricanes (with top winds of 111 mph or higher, ranking Category 3, 4 or 5). Based on the period 1981-2010, an average season produces 12 named storms with six hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. "NOAA's outlook predicts a less active season compared to recent years," said NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. "But regardless of the outlook, it's vital

Dragon capsule on course for space station arrival

A privately bankrolled spacecraft is getting ever closer to the International Space Station for a historic docking Friday.

Fri 25 May 12 from USA today

'Normal' 2012 Hurricane Season Predicted

But nobody is off the hook and officials urge preparedness.

Thu 24 May 12 from Livescience

US Weather Service Predicts 2012 Hurricane Activity in Three Regions

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA is predicting a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins and a below-normal season in the Central Pacific. ...

Fri 25 May 12 from Voice of America

Hurricane Bud Loses Strength, But Still Powerful

Hurricane Bud has slightly weakened as it continues on a path across the Pacific Ocean toward the southwestern coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm is ...

Fri 25 May 12 from Voice of America

NOAA: 2012 sees normal hurricane season

MIAMI, May 24 (UPI) -- The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday predicted a near-normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

Thu 24 May 12 from UPI

NOAA predicts a near-normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season

Contact: Chris Vaccaro FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 301-713-0622 May 24, 2012 NOAA predicts a near-normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew underscores necessity to prepare ...

Thu 24 May 12 from Watts Up With That?

Near-normal 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew underscores necessity to prepare every year Conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this season, ...

Fri 25 May 12 from RedOrbit

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