Dr. Jeff Masters, May 24, 2013
Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground
NOAA forecasts an above-normal and possibly very active Atlantic hurricane season in 2013 in their May 23 outlook. They give a 70% chance of an above-normal season, a 25% chance of an near-normal season, and 5% chance of a below-normal season. They call for 16.5 named storms, 9 hurricanes, 4.5 major hurricanes, and an ACE index 162% of normal. This is well above the 1981 - 2010 average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes.
Christopher C. Burt, May 26, 2013
Weather Historian, Weather Underground
Heavy snow has fallen over the higher elevations (and valleys as well) this Memorial Day weekend in Upstate New York and New England. UPDATE: Whiteface Mountain in New York’s Adirondack Mountains (elev 4,867’) has reported an incredible 24-34” of snow since Friday and Greensboro, Vermont, located at just 904’ of elevation 4.5”. How unusual is this?