USA Wins Sonar at Para World Sailing Championships:
Medemblik, the Netherlands (May 28, 2016) – The 2016 Para World Sailing Championships came to a breathtaking finale in Medemblik, the Netherlands as the final race of the championships decided the medals in the Sonar fleet.
There were points cushions in both the SKUD18 for Poland’s Monika Gibes and Piotr Cichocki and in the 2.4 Norlin OD for Germany’s Heiko Kroeger heading in to the last day of racing and both held on to win gold. The Sonar was a different matter with gold switching hands throughout a thrilling final race.
NOAA Issues 2016 Hurricane Prediction:
(May 27, 2016) – NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, will most likely be near-normal, but forecast uncertainty in the climate signals that influence the formation of Atlantic storms make predicting this season particularly difficult.
NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). While a near-normal season is most likely with a 45 percent chance, there is also a 30 percent chance of an above-normal …
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