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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Hurricane officials to take off on awareness tour

    Hurricane officials to take off on awareness tour
    Big-name bands frequently go on multi-city tours to promote their music. Next month, National Hurricane Center officials will conduct a six-city tour - with two of those in Florida - to promote hurricane preparedness. "The U.S. was again spared from a...
  • New interactive hurricane map details risks you face

    New interactive hurricane map details risks you face
    If a hurricane is closing in on your neighborhood, the National Weather Service wants you to know what you will likely face. So it is creating an interactive map on its homepage to tell you how your home in any particular storm could be affected by...
  • 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....
  • 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. No matter that those models frequently resemble spaghetti, going in different...
  • 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...
  • Future hurricane warnings? 7 days ahead, maybe before storm forms

    Future hurricane warnings? 7 days ahead, maybe before storm forms
    AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane predictions as much as a week from impact. A graphic showing where and when the wind will start to grow mean. And forecasts for a storm that hasn't even formed yet. These are some potential tools of the near future that...
  • 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...
  • Thousands of Filipinos told to move out of storm's path

    The Philippine weather bureau on Saturday downgraded Typhoon Maysak into a storm as thousands of people were told to leave the country's northeastern coastline where it was headed from the Pacific after killing four people and destroying hundreds of homes...
  • New tropical advisory schedule to add consistency

    New tropical advisory schedule to add consistency
    The National Hurricane Center plans to implement a number of procedural changes in the upcoming season, such as shrinking the cone of uncertainty. One of the most important ones: issuing a public advisory every three hours when watches and warnings...
  • Hurricane center breaks accuracy records - again

    Hurricane center breaks accuracy records - again
    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 across the board last year – and...
  • 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...