Anthony's Weather Quiz Answers 6

Published On: Nov 14 2011 12:39:48 PM CST   Updated On: May 30 2012 01:08:19 PM CDT

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The Weather Research Center, based in Houston, has a unique way of making its seasonal hurricane forecast. It uses a model called the Orbital Cyclone Strike Index (OCSI), which uses the solar cycle to predict the risk for coastal residents each hurricane season. The model is based on the premise that there are orbital influences reflected in the global circulation pattern on the sun as well as the global circulation pattern of the earth. These influences are reflected in the 11.1-year sun spot cycle.

The WRC has a 60 percent chance of a tropical storm or hurricane making landfall from Louisiana to Key West, Florida. Texas has a 30 percent chance of getting hit (51 percent is average). The WRC has been making these forecasts since 1985, and, according to it, there have only been three years out of 27 years when a tropical cyclone did not make landfall in the section of the U.S. Coast with the highest risk.

The WRC office is at the Weather Museum and always makes for a fun field trip, especially if you love weather.


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