Friday, June 4, 2010

Hurricane season 2010 starts in gulf as oil spill top kill fails

Day one of the 2010 Hurricane season was officially Tuesday, day 42 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010. The 2010 hurricane season is forecasted to be one of the a lot more active ones in recent memory as the BP oil spill live feed shows crude gushing unabated. The oil spill top kill, BP’s best hope so far of capping the leak, failed over Memorial Day weekend. Cutting the broken pipe from the wellhead and capping it with a hose to the surface is BP's next option, but that will only slow the flow, not stop the leak. The leak may not be fully contained until relief wells are completed in August. The gulf, where the first hurricanes of the 2010 season are expected, has been polluted with up to 100 million gallons of oil to date.

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2010 hurricane season forecast

Meteorologists have designated June 1 as the official start of hurricane season 2010, which lasts until Nov. 30. Historically, in contrast to quick payday same day, big-name hurricanes form thousands of miles away within the Atlantic Ocean, are tracked for days by meteorologists and relentlessly hyped by the media before making landfall in the U.S.. But AOL reports that the first storms of the 2010 hurricane season forecast could form along the Southeast coast or in the northeastern Caribbean, and they’re probably to happen in the Gulf of Mexico. Sea temperatures within the Atlantic are not expected to brew storms early in hurricane season. Because they form closer to land, early season storms won't allow days of tracking and warning of their approach will be short.

Oil spill top kill fails, leak unabated

When hurricane season 2010 arrives within the gulf with a storm, the oil spill response effort will suffer. As well as the oil spill being spread across a wider area of shoreline, efforts to stop the leak could possibly be postponed for weeks. The New York Times reports that following the oil spill top kill failure, BP will make an effort to shear off the collapsed pipe leading from the wellhead, place a cap over the opening and funnel leaking oil through a hose to the surface. The New York Times reports that BP's next option after the oil spill top kill bust is to cut off the broken pipe from the wellhead, put a containment dome over the opening and siphon oil to the surface. When the pipe is cut, viewers of the BP oil spill live feed can expect to see even a lot more oil gushing until a cap is installed. when a hurricane arrives, the pipe cutting option fails when the crew disconnects the hose and goes ashore to wait out the storm.

Toxic storm surge forecasted

Storm surges carrying oil sludge and oil dispersant, which is toxic, could make parts of the gulf coast uninhabitable throughout hurricane season 2010. To predict where the oil slick could possibly be driven by gulf hurricanes, the Gerson Lehman Group analyzed tracking data from recent storms. In 2008 Gustav headed to the west-central gulf with its counter-clockwise spin, pushing a storm surge to the Texas coast. The 2009 hurricane Ida went into the east-central gulf, pushing a storm surge to the west coast of Florida. Hurricane-force winds could blow an aerosol of oil and toxic dispersants far inland.

Hurricane forecast 2010 information

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association hurricane season 2010 forecast predicts as many as 23 named storms, with three to seven major hurricanes. Storms with winds reaching 39 mph or a lot more are named. Possibly 14 of those storms could produce winds passing 74 mph to be classified as hurricanes. Category 3, 4 or 5 status might be reached by three to seven hurricanes with winds hitting 111 mph. Hurricane Audrey, a category 4 storm, was the strongest early season hurricane recorded in the gulf when it hit southern Louisiana on June 27, 1957.

A lot more details on this topic

AOL News

New York Times

Gerson Lehman Group

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