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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Models help amateur and elite forecasters

    When a tropical system appears on the horizon, some of us rush to the computer, call up the models and try to figure out where it might go, how strong it might get.
  • Florida hit by storms in 20 of 27 slow seasons

    Florida hit by storms in 20 of 27 slow seasons
    The initial hurricane outlook calls for a calm season with only seven named storms this year — but don't exhale yet. In the past century, 27 seasons have had seven or fewer storms but Florida was hit by a hurricane or tropical storm in 20 of them....

    Don't assume hurricane forecasts will be on target

    No surprise, the National Hurricane Center set several accuracy records while predicting the paths of storms in 2014. That's been the case for several years now. The center also improved intensity forecasts last year – and markedly so with five-day...

    Hurricane forecasters predict another quiet season

    Hurricane forecasters predict another quiet season
    One team of hurricane forecasters is predicting the quietest storm season since the 1950s and 1960s because of El Niño, which can inhibit tropical cyclone formation. Forecasters at the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University are...

    Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

    A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has moved into the open sea and is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines later this weekend. Paul Stanko of the National...