"Hurricane Bud Weakens as It Aims for Mexico's Pacific Coast

The Atlantic Hurricane season starts officially June 1. Hurricane Bud, a Pacific storm, weakened to Category 2 as it approached Mexico, and NOAA is watching another potential storm off the East coast of Florida. Tropical storm Alberto, which formed Saturday off South Carolina, dissipated Tuesday over the Atlantic without ever reaching shore. Meanwhile, NOAA issued its official forecast, which echoed earlier private forecasts for a fairly normal 2012 season, despite the early start.

The Associated Press and others had the story May 25, 2012.


"Atlantic Storm System May Bring the Tampa Bay Area a Rainy Holiday Weekend" (Tampa Bay Times)

"Despite Fast Start, NOAA Predicts Near-Normal Hurricane Season" (Huffington Post/Paul Yeager)

"Hurricane Bud Takes Aim At Mexico's Pacific Coast" (Reuters)

"Alberto Kicks Off 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season a Week Before Its Official Start Date" (Surfline)

"Federal Forecasters Predict a Near-Normal Hurricane Season" (USA TODAY)

"US Forecasters: 9 To 15 Storms in Hurricane Season" (Bloomberg Businessweek)

"NOAA Predicts 4-8 Atlantic Hurricanes" (CNN)

Source: AP, 05/25/2012