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  • The forecast. Relatively quiet with the chance of hurricanes - that report leads of CNN STUDENT NEWS.

  • Fridays are awesome. Here`s the deal.

  • Forecasters from Colorado State University are looking at conditions for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.

  • It officially runs from June 1st through November 30th.

  • Though hurricanes can form at any time.

  • This year, meteorologists expect things to be relatively calm with nine possible tropical storms and three likely hurricanes.

  • This year, meteorologists expect things to be relatively calm with nine possible tropical storms and three likely hurricanes.

  • On average, there are 12 tropical storms and seven hurricanes.

  • One reason for a calm forecast is El Nino. It`s a natural climate pattern that means warmer water in parts of the Pacific that can have a calming effect on Atlantic weather.

  • But forecasts are far from an exact science.

  • In 2012, there were almost twice as many storms than experts expected.

  • Last year, there were two hurricanes when nine were expected.

  • Satellites, planes, ships and sonobuoys like the one you see in this YouTube clip drop from above diving into the ocean listening for anything that could be a signal from a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.

  • It vanished more than a month ago.

  • No trace of the plane has been recovered.

  • Signals have been heard beneath the Indian Ocean waves by several different listening devices on several different occasions.

  • But to understand why it`s so hard to pinpoint the plane`s possible whereabouts, you have to go deep.

  • Plunging to nearly 15,000 feet below sea level is a journey into a mysterious abyss, a journey few humans can even comprehend.

  • The Boeing 777 is about 200 feet wide, 242 feet long.

  • And possibly, so deep under the Indian Ocean that you`d pass the Statue of Liberty, the Eifel Tower and the tallest building in the world in Dubai on the way down.

  • And still be only a fraction of the way to where the plane wreckage might be resting.

  • Keep plunging, and you`ve entered a place sunlight can`t reach.

  • The pinger locator is being told well below that, 4600 feet below the surface.

  • Marine biologist Paula Carlson says at these depths marine life is unlike anything most people have ever seen.

  • And then the deeper you go, you find less and less.

  • They have to be very cold tolerant, they have to have - they might not even have eyes,

  • they might be blind because they don`t need to see.

  • There`s no light down there.

  • Keep going towards the ocean floor, and at 12,500 feet below sea level is where you`d find the wreckage of the Titanic.

  • Which took some 70 years to discover and where it`s still rests today.

  • And if it were turned upside down at 14,400 feet is where you`d hit the iconic pick of Washington State Mount Rainier.

  • Only after all that, would you reach the spot where search teams believe the pings from the flight data recorder are coming from. 148000 feet into the abyss.

  • If that doesn`t capture the magnitude of this search,

  • than imagine what one oceanographer described for us.

  • He says, picture yourself standing on top of one of the highest picks in the Rocky Mountains looking all the way down and trying to find a suitcase.

  • In the dark.

  • The pressure at nearly 15000 feet is crushing, and very few manned submarines can even withstand it.

  • There are only half a dozen of that can go to basically half the ocean depth with a number of countries having that capability.

  • If it gets to the point of collapse, it basically implodes. It just crushes.

  • Finding the plane is daunting, bringing it back from the deep even more difficult.

  • Ed Lavandera, CNN.

  • You might have had Sriracha before. It`s a hot sauce.

  • On the Scoville scale, which measures spiciness, it`s about half as hot as tabasco.

  • But a California city council is turning up the heat on the factory that makes it declaring the factory a public nuisance.

  • This is all because of how it smells.

  • People in the community of Irwindale, California, say a Sriracha plant that`s close to town, gives off spicy fumes.

  • So spicy that residents say it`s giving them asthma, heartburn, teary eyes and nosebleeds.

  • Since it opened, the plant has brought new jobs to Irwindale.

  • And the company says it has state of the art air filters to prevent pollution.

  • But because of complaints, the city has given the plant 90 days to clean up its act or representatives are threatening to make changes themselves.

  • Time for The Shoutout. Winners of what sporting event are awarded a green jacket?

  • If you think you know it, shout it out! Is it, the U.S. Open, Kentucky Derby, Masters Tournament or Indianapolis 500?

  • You`ve got three seconds, go.

  • The Masters Tournament played at Augusta National Golf Club is synonymous with the famed green jacket.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your Shoutout.

  • Jack Nicklaus has worn that jacket six times as champion of the Masters.

  • His first swim was in 1963. His last in 1986.

  • The tournaments going on right now.

  • It`s been held for 80 years.

  • It`s one of those sporting events with both history and mystique.

  • And it`s not just because of the way Augusta, Georgia looks in the springtime.

  • Masters is the first major gulf event of the year, and it`s the unofficial start of spring.

  • The Masters is much different than everything else because it`s held at the same gulf course every year.

  • Augusta, national The reason they tournament is so exclusive is it`s still an invitation,

  • it`s very much like getting invited to the member guest at your local club that bring people from all over the world to play in this thing,

  • and it`s the greatest invitation that you can get in the game.

  • The course changes almost every year.

  • The course that they play in the 1930s bears no resemblance to the course they are playing today.

  • Every year something it tweak, something is changed.

  • President Eisenhower was one of the most famous members of the Augusta National.

  • And he always had difficulty with the big pine tree to the left of the 17th fairway.

  • Ike was a slicer, and he started that ball right at the tree and most of the time it got it hung up in there.

  • He threatened to chop it down, and Clifford Roberts told him that he might have freed the world, but that tree was remaining.

  • The Masters is the most sold after ticket in all of sports, because there is no place to go buy it.

  • The tickets that have been around, people have had them for decades and in some instances, generations.

  • You can get on the lottery program for either practice rounds or the part three tournaments.

  • But to get in, it`s a very, very special treat.

  • Perhaps the two most significant events in golf:

  • where Jack Nicklaus`s win in 1986 still considered perhaps the greatest gulf tournament of all time.

  • When the golden bear came charging back and became the oldest Masters` winner.

  • The other was in 1997.

  • When Tiger Woods burst on the scene as an amateur and became the youngest Masters` winner.

  • Setting a record for margin of victory at an event.

  • The green jacket was originally established so that people would know who the members were at the club.

  • They wanted the members to all be wearing something distinctive, so that if a spectator or they call them patrons of the Masters had a question,

  • they would know who to walk up to and to ask.

  • First winner to receive a green jacket was Sam Snead in 1949.

  • It was an idea that Bob Jones would make the tournament a little more special and set it apart.

  • For our last roll call of the week, we are going to start out west and make our way cross country to the golden state in Temecula, California.

  • Always glad to see some bulldogs watching. We`ve got them at Vale Range Middle School.

  • In Circle, Montana, the eastern part of big sky country, there are some wild cats watching.

  • They are at Circle High School.

  • And on the East Coast, in the Granite State, the Panthers are poised at Three Rivers School.

  • We found them in Hebron, New Hampshire.

  • Growing up, I used to hate mowing the lawn.

  • Then again, I never head this:

  • oh, yeah. If you need a full-fledged motorcycle helmet to ride it, chances are, it`s for the best yard chore ever.

  • Honda recently broke the lawn mower speed record with this.

  • It weighs 308 pounds. It`s got 109 horsepower from a motorcycle engine.

  • It gets to 60 in four seconds.

  • That`s faster than you cousin`s Camaro.

  • And it`s just the lawn mower speed record at 117 miles per hour.

  • The previous record of 88 miles per hour just doesn`t cut it.

  • It`s like they looked at that speed and knew they could do more.

  • Technology was their motivation. The record was the grastification.

  • They`ve got their golds and gear, kept their speed on the ground and sliced through that record with great zoizha (ph).

  • We`ll have mower on news for you on Monday.

  • Have a great weekend, you.

The forecast. Relatively quiet with the chance of hurricanes - that report leads of CNN STUDENT NEWS.

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