Strong El Nino could mean weak hurricane season for Maryland

Capital News Service

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Climate scientists expect a particularly strong El Nino this summer to lead to fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic.

The probability that at least one major hurricane will make landfall along the East Coast in 2014 is 20 percent, down from the average of 31 percent over the last century, according to a Colorado State University report released April 10.

The report’s authors, Philip Klotzbach and William Gray, wrote that there should be below-average hurricane activity because of the “significant impact” El Ninos have on Atlantic hurricane activity.

The probability of a major hurricane

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