1996 hurricane season should be calmer


  • Michael Carlowicz


On November 30, William Gray and Chris Landsea used their algorithmic “crystal” ball to foresee the 1996 hurricane season, and what they saw was less raucous than this year, but more blustery than the relatively calm years of the early 1990s. “At this point, we're seeing a season with considerably less activity than 1995 but considerably more activity than the seasons of 1991 through 1994,” Gray noted. “We'll see less activity next year compared to 1995, but that doesn't mean we won't see damage from the storms that do occur.”