August is about to end without an Atlantic hurricane for the first time since 2002, calling into question predictions of a more active storm season than normal.
“At this point, I doubt that a super-active hurricane season will happen,” Klotzbach said in an e-mail yesterday.
The most active part of the Atlantic season runs from Aug. 20 to about the first week of October. The statistical peak occurs on Sept. 10, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
“The very inactive season so far has been a bit of a head-scratcher,” Crawford said.
Just two weeks ago the father of the Internet and inventor of global warming promised a far more exciting time, even claiming that things were so bad that scientists had had to add a new level of hurricane severity, “Category Six”.This was false:
Chris Vaccaro, director of the National Weather Service’s office of public affairs, was asked whether the National Hurricane Center is about to unveil the doomsday Category 6. His response?
No, we’re not pursuing any such change. I’m also not sure who VP Gore means by “they.” I’d also point out that the top rating, Category 5, has no ceiling: it includes hurricanes with top sustained winds of 157mph and higher.
Liar, liar pants, on fire.