The hurricane season that ends today was dramatically less active than had been predicted.
That could mean the tropics finally are climbing out from a decades-long period of more and stronger storms.
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Hurricane team may shut down
After forecasting hurricane seasons for 30 years, the team at Colorado State University says it will have to quit in April if it doesn’t find a benefactor. In its Nov. 19 end-of-season summary, it said it “recently lost some of its financial support from industry. Consequently, new sources of revenue are required to keep the forecast going.”