2005 Skillful Hurricane Seasonal Outlook

In a recent study, the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) compared their hurricane seasonal outlook issued in early 2005 against the actual number of storm events occurred during 2005 and showed it was the 8th consecutive accurate Atlantic seasonal hurricane outlook (see the figure bellow) and also the 2nd consecutive skillful Eastern Pacific seasonal hurricane outlook.

(From NOAA Climate Program Office Quarterly Newsletter, 2nd Feb 2006)