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  2005 Atlantic hurricane season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hurricane Epsilon formed as a tropical storm on November 29 in a hostile environment in the middle of the Atlantic.
Hurricane Wilma became one of the fastest-intensifying hurricanes on record, and later strengthened unexpectedly in the face of strong wind shear.
The season was the first season to use "V" and "W" names, and when the season ran out of official alphabetical names after the use of Wilma, forecasters resorted to using letters from the Greek alphabet for the first time (although Alpha and Delta had been used for subtropical storms in the 1970s).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2005_Atlantic_hurricane_season   (4952 words)

 Hurricane Ophelia (2005) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hurricane Ophelia was the fifteenth named tropical cyclone and the eighth hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.
In Atlantic Canada, considerable preparations were taken for Ophelia, primarily because of memories of Hurricane Juan of the 2003 season, which had caught the authorities off-guard.
Tropical cyclones of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hurricane_Ophelia   (1184 words)

 NCDC: Climate of 2005: Atlantic Hurricane Season Summary
The 2005 season began early with Tropical Storm Arlene forming on June 9th from a tropical depression in the southwest Caribbean Sea.
Strengthening to reach hurricane intensity on the 29th as it moved northward, Beta then turned to the west and west-southwest and became a category 3 storm on the 30th, the 7th major hurricane of the season.
Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to impact the coast of the United States during the last 100 years.
www.ncdc.noaa.gov /oa/climate/research/2005/hurricanes05.html   (5551 words)

 NOAA News Online (Story 2438)
May 16, 2005 NOAA hurricane forecasters are predicting another above-normal hurricane season on the heels of last year's destructive and historic hurricane season.
In contrast to the Atlantic, a below-normal hurricane season is expected in the Eastern and Central Pacific.
The 2005 Atlantic hurricane outlook is a joint product of scientists at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, Hurricane Research Division and National Hurricane Center.
www.noaanews.noaa.gov /stories2005/s2438.htm   (537 words)

 Climate Prediction Center - Expert Assessments: Atlantic Hurricane Outlook
An important measure of the total seasonal activity is NOAA’s Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index, which accounts for the collective intensity and duration of Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes during a given hurricane season.
For the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season the ACE index is expected to be in the range of 120%-190% of the median.
Hurricane seasons during 1995-2004 have averaged 13.6 tropical storms, 7.8 hurricanes, 3.8 major hurricanes, and with an average ACE index of 159% of the median.
www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov /products/outlooks/hurricane2005/May/hurricane.html   (1221 words)

 Climate Prediction Center - Atlantic Hurricane Outlook Update
The season is also expected to be slightly less active than previously forecast on 22 May 2006, when 13-16 Named Storms, 8-10 hurricanes, and 4-6 major hurricanes were predicted.
An important measure of the total seasonal activity is NOAA’s ACE index, which accounts for the collective intensity and duration of Atlantic named storms and hurricanes during a given hurricane season.
Hurricane seasons during 1995-2005 have averaged 15 named storms, 8.5 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes, with an average ACE index of 179% of the median.
www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov /products/outlooks/hurricane.shtml   (1342 words)

 NASA - 2005: A Hurricane Season 'On Edge'
While an active hurricane season was anticipated by meteorologists and experts at the National Hurricane Center, the destruction and sheer number of storms was simply overwhelming.
Hurricane Katrina was the costliest hurricane to ever strike the U.S. with at least $80 billion in damage, and two others (Wilma and Rita) made the top 10.
The Atlantic Basin is in the active phase of a multi-decadal cycle that began in 1995, in which conditions in the ocean and atmosphere, including abnormally warm sea-surface temperatures and low wind shear, provide the necessary ingredients for hurricane formation.
www.nasa.gov /vision/earth/lookingatearth/2005hurricane_recap.html   (1669 words)

 1985 Atlantic hurricane season - tScholars.com
The 1985 Atlantic hurricane season was the first time since the 1916 season to have such an unusually high number of U.S. landfalls (6 hurricanes and 2 tropical storms) with Hurricanes Danny, Juan, Kate, and Elena landfalling along the northern Gulf Coast, and Hurricanes Gloria and Bob striking the East Coast.
Gloria was a Cape Verde-type hurricane that formed from a tropical wave near the Cape Verde Islands on September 16.
It was also one of only five hurricane seasons to have a major hurricane form in November, and the latest known occurrence of a major hurricane in the Atlantic_basin since recordkeeping began.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/1985_Atlantic_hurricane_season   (3589 words)

 CNN.com - 'Very active' hurricane season forecast - May 31, 2005
The 2004 hurricane season saw four destructive hurricanes making landfall in the United States during a seven-week period in August and September -- three of them crossing the Florida peninsula.
For the 2005 season, the NOAA predicted 12 to 15 named storms, seven to nine hurricanes, with three to five of them being major hurricanes.
The increase in hurricanes over the last decade has prompted some scientists to cite global warming as the cause -- a theory the authors of the 2005 hurricane forecast do not buy.
www.cnn.com /2005/WEATHER/05/31/csu.hurricane.outlook/index.html   (515 words)

 Caller.com Weather: 2005 Hurricane Season Wrap Up   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Arguably, it was the most devastating hurricane season the country has experienced in modern times,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator.
Because we are in an active hurricane era, it's important to recognize that with a greater number of hurricanes comes increasing odds of one striking land," said retired Air Force Brig.
With six months until the official start of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA urges hurricane-prone residents to take proactive measures during this time.
www.caller2.com /weather/hurricanes/2005_wrapup.cfm   (983 words)

 Record-breaking 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ends - Wikinews
The National Hurricane Center tonight have announced that the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season has ended with the dissipation of Tropical Storm Zeta which became the 27th recorded storm in the Atlantic Ocean of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Hurricane Katrina became one of the most costly hurricanes in United States history; however, this is unconfirmed.
Hurricane Beta broke the record for the most hurricanes recorded in a season beating the 1969 record of 12 hurricanes.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/Record-breaking_2005_Atlantic_Hurricane_Season_officially_ends   (478 words)

 ScienceDaily: NOAA Raises 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook
A very active Atlantic hurricane season is underway, and with morestorms projected, NOAA today increased the number of storms in its 2005hurricane season outlook.
The most hurricanes in a season was 12 in 1969, and thehighest number of major hurricanes was eight in 1950.
Hurricane Hazel -- Hurricane Hazel was the worst hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season and one of the worst hurricanes of the 20th century.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/08/050805064901.htm   (1971 words)

 2005 Atlantic hurricane season - Wikimedia Commons
The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the Northern Atlantic Ocean.
Early indications were for a very active season, and these expectations have been borne out, with the 2005 season forming storms at a pace similar only to the most active seasons since records were kept: 1995, 1933 and 1936.
Hurricanes are defined as cyclones with sustained winds greater than 74 mph (119 km/h).
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/2005_Atlantic_hurricane_season   (172 words)

 Surfline | HURRICANE SEASON 2005
Hurricane season 2005 will certainly go down as one of the epic seasons in East Coast history -- even if it was a twisted season, with so many major hurricanes making landfall in heavily populated areas while sending out perfect surf.
This is precisely why hurricane season is a double-edged sword, especially for the Gulf Coast states.
On one hand we wait all year for hurricane season, sometimes forgetting or just not realizing the potential destruction that these storms may cause, sometimes to our own families and friends.
www.surfline.com /surfnews/article.cfm?id=1632   (1318 words)

 American Red Cross: Hurricane Season 2005 In Review
The story of the 2005 hurricane season is told in the faces of those who weathered three monsterous hurricanes and survived and those who reached out to them offering a lifeline—lives touching lives, neighbors helping neighbors.
Millions of lives were impacted by the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season – it was the “worst case scenario” for the United States.
Not only was Wilma the 21st named storm of the season, a record not seen since 1933, it became the most intense hurricane in recorded history.
www.redcross.org /news/ds/hurricanes/2005/index.html   (591 words)

 US forecasters predict big 2005 Atlantic hurricane season
If the forecasters are right, the 2005 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, would continue a string of mostly above-average stormy seasons that began a decade ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in its annual hurricane forecast.
Hurricane Jeanne, a tropical storm when it passed near Haiti, triggered floods that killed about 3,000 people in the poorest country in the Americas.
Although the 2004 season did not produce a record number of storms, it marked the first time since 1886 that a single state -- Florida -- was hit by four hurricanes in one season.
www.globalsurfnews.com /news.asp?Id_news=16800   (579 words)

 WRC’s 2005 Hurricane Forecast
Houston — It is hard to believe after the grueling hurricane season of 2004 that it is time again to start and prepare for the 2005 hurricane season.
WRC’s Orbital Cyclone Strike Index [OCSI®] indicates the sections of the coast with the highest probability of a land falling tropical storm or hurricane in 2005 is the Texas coast and the west coast of Florida which both have a 70% chance of experiencing a tropical system this year.
Below is the forecast for the 2005 Hurricane Season.
www.wxresearch.com /outlook/hur2005.htm   (727 words)

 2005 Hurricane Season
The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active in the 154 years records have been kept.
Cindy was reclassified as a hurricane in early 2006.
December 2005 Disasters - Dec. 5, Kalemie, Congo: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake, with the epicenter in Lake Tanganyika,...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0932571.html   (331 words)

 Cruise Critic News: Atlantic Hurricane Season 2005: NOAA's Official Prediction
The news is a bit grim: "Forecaster confidence that this will be an active hurricane season is very high," Conrad C. Lautenbacher, undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere, said today at NOAA's press conference.
Last year's hurricane season wreaked enormous havoc on Caribbean islands and, of course, on Florida and other Gulf Coast states.
Last year, two hurricanes struck Florida's embarkation-heavy Atlantic coast, and cruises were either canceled altogether or abbreviated (or even lengthened, when ships couldn't come in from the sea).
www.cruisecritic.com /news/news.cfm?ID=1305   (435 words)

 Hurricane Katrina Devastation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
IN THE BROADEST sense, the House investigation of the government's preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans...
Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named tropical storm...
Footage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina...
www.theshods.com /hurricane-katrina-devastation.html   (158 words)

2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season, began to be compiled in early October of 2005.
Note – the difference between say a Hurricane Landfall and a Landfalling Hurricane, is one hurricane can have many “Hurricane Landfalls” but is still only One “Landfalling Hurricane” if it does landfall.
In fact, Wilma is close to Category 4 status - the 5 pm Oct. 24 Hurricane Hunter flight found winds at 10,000 feet of 157 mph, which normally translates to a surface wind of 140 mph - Category 4 winds.
www.weathermatrix.net /tropical/2005records.htm   (2570 words)

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