Fla. residents keep Dennis in perspective


Get used to it, says the dean of the USA’s hurricane scientists, who predicted that this hurricane season would produce more storms than average, as did last year’s. William Gray of the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University says the Atlantic is experiencing a pattern of warmer ocean temperatures that help spawn more storms. Gray says a similar pattern from the 1930s through the 1950s produced more tropical storms than normal, too.