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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

    Officials say super Typhoon Maysak is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines around Sunday. Paul Stanko of the National Weather Service says the typhoon was packing winds of 100 mph when it passed north of the Yap State atolls...
  • Hurricane center breaks accuracy records - again

    Hurricane center breaks accuracy records - again
    As it does most years, the National Hurricane Center set accuracy records in predicting the paths of storms in 2014. It also improved intensity forecasts – markedly so with five-day predictions. All of this is detailed in the hurricane center&...
  • Officials: Typhoon kills 5 on western Pacific island

    A typhoon killed at least five people on a western Pacific Ocean island ahead of strong winds that are expected to bear down on a neighboring island in Micronesia on Wednesday, officials said. Micronesia public information officer Marz Akapito reported...
  • Florida weather myths debunked

    Florida weather myths debunked
    Some Florida weather myths exposed, courtesy of Jim Lushine, our resident weather expert: If you are struck by lightning you will die: For every person killed by lightning, 10 others live, though they can be seriously injured. Bottom line, when you hear...
  • Atlantic hurricane season may be slow again

    Atlantic hurricane season may be slow again
    It’s still way too early to say whether we’ll see a busy, average or slow hurricane season. But some atmospheric signals already indicate it may be another quiet year. Mainly, portions of the Atlantic are cool – at least for now. And...
  • Hurricane center upgrading way it warns public

    Hurricane center upgrading way it warns public
    Not everyone faces the same hazards when a hurricane threatens. Those close to the shoreline may be vulnerable to storm surge flooding while inland areas may have to deal with torrential rains. The National Hurricane Center this year plans to...
  • Experts: Mythical Camille hurricane party never happened

    Experts: Mythical Camille hurricane party never happened
    For decades, it's been considered one of the most reckless blunders in tropical history. Supposedly, a group of revelers held a hurricane party at a Mississippi apartment complex - laughed in the face of death - as Category 5 Hurricane Camille...
  • Only March hurricane on record was 107 years ago

    Only March hurricane on record was 107 years ago
    The year was 1908. Ford Motor Co. manufactured the first Model T. Theodore Roosevelt was president. And Harry Houdini performed a daring escape from a giant milk can. It also was the only year on record when a hurricane formed in March. After...
  • El Niño confirmed, may reduce hurricane threat

    El Niño confirmed, may reduce hurricane threat
    The climate phenomenon called El Niño has arrived for the first time in five years, and with it could come a decrease in the upcoming season's risk of hurricanes. El Niño is a rise in the temperature of the central Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon with global...
  • Few Natural Disasters In 2014 Made Profitable Year For Insurers

    When property-casualty insurers close their books for 2014, it is estimated to be the second most profitable year since the financial crisis of 2007-08, due largely to a quiet hurricane season caused by an El Niño weather phase and the absence of other...
  • Florida's hurricane 'luck' extends back 50 years

    Florida's hurricane 'luck' extends back 50 years
    Florida has been extremely lucky, dodging a hurricane hit for a record nine years. But to some degree, it’s also been fortunate for the past 50 years. That’s because between 1965 and 2014, 10 major hurricanes struck the state –...