MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is nearly upon us and with a new season comes new ways to try and predict how these extremely unpredictable storms will impact land.
Starting this hurricane season, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami will begin dropping small drones into storms in the hope they can learn more about how storms strengthen and better predict a storm’s intensity. With the season’s official start just days away, here are five other things to know about hurricanes:
1. SLOW SEASON EXPECTED
Federal forecasters are expecting a slower-than-usual Atlantic hurricane season, with eight to 13 tropical storms and three to six hurricanes. There’s no way to tell whether any of those potential storms will strike the U.S. coastline during the six-month season that starts June 1.
2. EL NIÑO
The weather phenomenon known as El Niño, which warms part of the Pacific…
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