On WRAL at 5 : Construction put on pause after workers find human remains in Wake County. Aaron Thomas shares the next step in the investigation. — Workers clearing out land for subdivision development in Wake County found human remains on Wednesday afternoon. Aaron Thoams shares the latest details about the investigation, on TV at 5.
On TV at 6 : A new rental scam could cost you thousands. WRAL 5 On Your Side shows how to protect your money. — A local family got keys to a rental house, moved in -- then found out they were victims of a scam that cost them thousands. At 6 on WRAL, 5 On Your Side's Monica Laliberte shares how the scam works -- to keep others from being caught.
Published: 2009-08-04 17:19:00
Updated: 2009-08-04 17:23:55
Posted August 4, 2009 5:19 p.m. EDT
Updated August 4, 2009 5:23 p.m. EDT
By Nate Johnson
The Colorado State University forecasting group led by Dr. William Gray and Dr. Philip Klotzbach has issued its latest forecast for the 2009 hurricane season. In a nutshell, they still a expect a nearly-normal hurricane season, in terms of numbers:
They place primary blame on a less-than-favorable wind shear environment due to the growing El Niño in the Pacific for the dip in the forecast.
(Just a reminder — just because a season may be "normal" or "below normal" doesn't mean the storms themselves will be weaker. By all accounts, 1992 was a "below normal" season in terms of these kinds of numbers, but Hurricane Andrew's impact was certainly not "below normal".)
By the way, if you've never read through the forecast itself, it's a really interesting read. It's not as technical as you might expect, and it's really interesting how they come up with their final numbers.