Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wilkens Weather predicts below-average tropical weather activity for North Atlantic Basin, above-average for Western Pacific Ocean

Houston June 5, 2014 – As part of its ongoing effort to provide the most useful weather planning information for offshore and marine weather forecasting, Wilkens Weather Technologies®, a Rockwell Collins company, today announced its 2014 Tropical Weather Outlook for the Atlantic Basin and Western Pacific.
The forecast, based on a range of factors from sea surface temperatures to upper-level wind pattern, revealed the following:

Below-normal tropical activity for the North Atlantic Basin

Named Storms 10

Hurricanes 5

Major Hurricanes 2

Above-normal tropical activity for the Western Pacific Ocean

Tropical Systems 30

Typhoons 19

Wilkens Weather Technologies differs from the National Weather Service and the Hurricane Center by offering customized alerts for specific customer-owned assets as it tracks storm systems. These alerts allow clients to take appropriate action well in advance of the storm.
The company’s tropical weather coverage extends around the globe. It has increased its forecasting coverage of the South China Sea—a fast-growing exploration and production basin for the petroleum industry.

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