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  • Hurricane season begins, expect unlicensed contractors to go after your cash

    Hurricane season begins, expect unlicensed contractors to go after your cash
    Florida’s hurricane season officially begins Wednesday, and so does the season of unlicensed contractors, warns state officials. Bids from bad-acting contractors increase as people worry about installing storm shutters, fix roofs and repair fences. The...
  • Hurricane center monitors disturbance off Florida coast

    Hurricane center monitors disturbance off Florida coast
    The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance about 200 miles east of Jacksonville, saying environmental conditions are marginally favorable for it to develop before moving inland over Florida later on Wednesday. The disturbance, arising...
  • Forecasters update 2011 hurricane season prediction

    Colorado State University storm forecasters Phil Klotzbach and William Gray updated their 2011 hurricane season forecast Wednesday morning, holding steady with their earlier prediction of 16 named storms, including nine hurricanes. Five are expected to be...
  • Hurricane center now tracking two disturbances

    Hurricane center now tracking two disturbances
    Now the National Hurricane Center is tracking two disturbances, one in the western Atlantic and one in the central Caribbean. Welcome to the opening day of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. The Atlantic disturbance was just off Daytona Beach as of 2...
  • Caribbean disturbance has 40 percent chance of developing

    Caribbean disturbance has 40 percent chance of developing
    8 a.m. Monday update: The National Hurricane Center has called off a planned flight Monday by a U.S. Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter plane to investigate a broad but disorganized low pressure system over the central and western Caribbean. The...
  • National Hurricane Center now on Twitter

    National Hurricane Center now on Twitter
    For those who want tropical news in 140 characters or less, the National Hurricane Center is now on Twitter. The hurricane center will tweet whenever it issues public advisories on tropical systems or outlooks on potential disturbances. It also will let...
  • Caribbean system becoming disorganized

    Caribbean system becoming disorganized
    That low pressure system in the Caribbean has become somewhat disorganized, and there's now a 30 per cent chance it will be a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 2 a.m. update. Early Tuesday the system...
  • Disturbance weak but might bring rain to Florida; Adrian forms in eastern Pacific

    Disturbance weak but might bring rain to Florida; Adrian forms in eastern Pacific
    For the past week, the disturbance in the Caribbean has been up and down, pulsating in strength and organization. Starting Tuesday and continuing early Wednesday, it was down and appearing less likely to grow into a bona fide tropical system. In its 2...
  • Florida's two largest private home insurers deemed weak at start of hurricane season

    Florida's two largest private home insurers deemed weak at start of hurricane season
    The state’s two largest private insurers – State Farm Florida and Universal Property & Casualty – are in poor financial shape, according to Weiss Ratings, a firm that evaluates the financial health of companies. The companies were among...
  • Mostly sunny, breezy and hot today

    Mostly sunny, breezy and hot today
    South Florida remains stuck in a nice weather pattern, meaning we're probably not going to see much rain over the next few days -- and we need rain. Wednesday's forecast: Mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 70s....
  • Deadly Caribbean disturbance now just a rainmaker

    Deadly Caribbean disturbance now just a rainmaker
    The Caribbean disturbance is on its last legs. In its tropical outlook issued at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center gave the expansive elongated area of low pressure a near zero chance of developing. Even so, the system is drifting...