Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Hurricane vane


  • Anonymous


The 1995 hurricane season in the Atlantic is likely to be near average, according to William M. Gray of Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Gray forecasts about 6 hurricanes, 10 named storms, 50 named storm days, 25 hurricane days, 2 intense hurricanes, 5 intense hurricane days, and a hurricane destruction potential of 75, which is a measure of a hurricane's potential for wind and storm surge destruction. The 1995 season should be more active that the four previous hurricane seasons, says Gray who presented his findings at the 17th Annual National Hurricane Conference in Atlantic City, N.J. However, Gray downgraded his expectations for a very active Atlantic tropical storm season because of new data on anomalous Atlantic sea surface temperatures and Caribbean sea level pressures.