WEATHER EXTRA: How will the Gulf oil spill affect hurricane season? - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

WEATHER EXTRA: How will the Gulf oil spill affect hurricane season?

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 meteorologists Tom Patton and Andrew Freiden discuss the Gulf Of Mexico oil spill.  What are the theoretical implications for hurricane season? Could a thin layer of oil on the surface of the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico help "slow down" or weaken a hurricane? This environmental disaster might help scientists get a test for this theory. 

ALSO: Watch today at 5 p.m. for Andrew's story on plans for wind farms in the Hampton area.

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