Tropical storms expected to target US coast in 2014 - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Tropical storms expected to target US coast in 2014

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A forecast for the 2014 hurricane season predicts much-less than normal tropical activity this year but tropical storms forming closer to the United States.

“The very warm water off of the Eastern Seaboard is a huge problem," chief forecaster Joe Bastardi said.

WeatherBell Analytics anticipates a total of 8-10 named storms, with 3-5 hurricanes and 1-2 major hurricanes.

It expected that the deep tropics will have less to much-less than normal activity this year but very warm water off of the Eastern Seaboard is a concern, along with the oncoming El Niño conditions.

“We think this a challenging year," chief forecaster Joe Bastardi said. "One that we think has the greatest threat of higher intensity in closer to the coast, and where like 2012, warnings may be issued with the first official NHC (National Hurricane Center) advisory.”

There have been plenty of El Niño years with high impact seasons for the U.S. coast, including 1957, 1965, 1969, 1976, 1983, 1991, 1992, 2002, and 2004.

Its meteorologists say the pattern favors stronger storms in-close to the U.S. rather than in the deep tropics.

WeatherBell says that there has been a lack of activity near the East Coast over the last 20 years. While Irene and Sandy have drawn significant attention, they were nothing compared to the meteorological mayhem of the 1950s or the intensity of 1938 and 1944.

It's forecasters say there is nothing to prohibit another Sandy-type hit on the East Coast despite a relatively low number of named storms that are expected.

The 2013 Hurricane season featured below normal tropical activity in the Atlantic, featuring 14 total storms, 2 hurricanes, and no major hurricanes.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:27:36 GMT
    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective are expected to recover after they were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.


    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective are expected to recover after they were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.

  • Report: Connecticut averages 14 domestic homicides a year

    Report: Connecticut averages 14 domestic homicides a year

    A new report shows Connecticut each year averages about 14 homicides committed by intimate partners. The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic violence examined deaths that occurred between 2000 and 2012. Between those years, there were 162 female victims and 26 male victims. Most of the perpetrators, 166, were male, 166. Twenty-two were female.
    A new report shows Connecticut each year averages about 14 homicides committed by intimate partners. The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic violence examined deaths that occurred between 2000 and 2012. Between those years, there were 162 female victims and 26 male victims. Most of the perpetrators, 166, were male, 166. Twenty-two were female.
  • Former swim coach pleads guilty to sex assault

    Former swim coach pleads guilty to sex assault

    A former swim coach and math teacher at Staples High School in Westport has pleaded guilty to raping two pre-teen girls. The Connecticut Post reports that 44-year-old Jeffrey Schare pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree sexual assault and other charges. He faces eight years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 3. Police say the assaults took place over a three-year period.
    A former swim coach and math teacher at Staples High School in Westport has pleaded guilty to raping two pre-teen girls. The Connecticut Post reports that 44-year-old Jeffrey Schare pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree sexual assault and other charges. He faces eight years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 3. Police say the assaults took place over a three-year period.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices