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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Andres' swells may cause dangerous surf, rip conditions

    Two storms are churning in the Eastern Pacific but one is producing swells that may cause life-threatening conditions. Blanca, the second named storm of the season, was centered about 350 miles (560 kilometers) south-southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico,...
  • City to barrier island residents: Evacuate before storm

    People who live on Boca's barrier island should evacuate when a strong storm or a Category 1 or 2 hurricane are predicted to hit, the city is advising the mostly high-rise residents since hurricane season started Monday. The city's request to evacuate...
  • The flip side of years of no hurricanes: Good luck runs out

    For millions of Americans living in the hurricane zones on the Gulf and East coasts, recent decades have been quiet — maybe too quiet. Cities like Tampa, Houston, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach historically get hit with major hurricanes every 20 to...
  • Afternoon showers and storms this week

    Afternoon showers and storms this week
    Expect some isolated showers today and a good chance of afternoon storms during the rest of the week, the result of instability in the atmosphere. South Florida's Monday forecast calls for highs in the upper 80s, lows in the upper 70s and a 20 percent...
  • Hurricane season means no prediction guaranteed

    Hurricane season means no prediction guaranteed
    With Monday's official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, here's a quick lesson about predictions: You can't place your faith in every one of them. By now, you have probably seen the latest hurricane predictions from various government weather...
  • Hurricane Andres strengthens to Cat 4 over eastern Pacific

    Andres has strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane far out to sea in the eastern Pacific, and is generating swells that are likely to cause dangerous surf and rip currents on parts of the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. The first named...
  • Storm forecast: Just one hurricane makes a bad year

    Storm forecast: Just one hurricane makes a bad year
    It only takes one hurricane or tropical storm close to home to make it a major storm season. That's the warning from hurricane prognosticators, even though most agree there are likely to be fewer than average hurricanes in the Atlantic basin this year....
  • Hurricane Andres Category 2 storm; no threat to land

    Hurricane Andres remains a Category 2 storm in the eastern Pacific, but still poses no threat to land. The first named storm of the season had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kph) Saturday afternoon. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami is...
  • Hurricane Andres strengthens far off coast of Mexico

    Hurricane Andres is getting stronger as it spins far off the coast of Mexico. The first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season poses no threat to land. Andres had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) Friday night. The U.S. National...
  • Hampton Roads likely to see another sparse hurricane season, feds predict

    Hampton Roads likely to see another sparse hurricane season, feds predict
    The Atlantic hurricane season might have been fast out of the gate this year, but it's looking to rack up fewer storms than normal for the rest of it, federal forecasters say. It's the second year in a row that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • 2005 hurricane season from hell 'could happen again'

    2005 hurricane season from hell 'could happen again'
    The 2005 hurricane season was the most record-shattering, hyperactive and highly destructive period in history – and its lessons reverberate ten years later. Four major hurricanes struck the U.S. coastline: Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma. By...