Bill Read: From 2009-2021 will not be a repeat of 2009-2017 or 1984-1990

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip. “Although the tropics will be more active for the next four or five years, it is clear that from 2018-2021 will not be a repeat of 2009-2017 or 1984-1990. So, and again, unless new factors develop, which they will, a weak Atlantic hurricane season is expected between now and the end of November 2019.”

— Bill Read, VP, US Weather forecaster for AccuWeather

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip. Here’s Mr. Read. “For us, we think 2019 to 2021 will be a more active period for hurricane activity, as well as the North Pacific and South Pacific. So in terms of new factors, we’re talking about both El Nino and La Nina. The keys to this period for the tropics will likely be El Nino and whether or not La Nina takes hold, particularly over the North Pacific. However, on the warm side, there is another budding El Nino in the Pacific that will start to develop. So that is probably the big emerging feature for the Atlantic and likely the other two Atlantic basin areas, so.”

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