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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Catalina Island in California suffers damage from Hurricane Marie

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Waves from a cyclone in the Pacific Ocean caused significant damage at picturesque Catalina Island in Southern California, demolishing piers, knocking boats from their stands and eroding a section of beach, officials said on...
  • Catalina Island bears brunt of damage from heavy surf

    Catalina Island bears brunt of damage from heavy surf
    Just days into his vacation, Brian Pearson sat under an umbrella and stared toward the yellow caution tape stretched in front of the inviting ocean. The float his grandchildren had stood on as they played in the water just days before was now gone,...
  • Surf's down: Big California waves from Hurricane Marie to fizzle out

    Surf's down: Big California waves from Hurricane Marie to fizzle out
    Large waves from Hurricane Marie that have been pounding the Southern California coast are expected to diminish by Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service. A large south swell generated by Hurricane Marie, now a tropical storm, will...
  • Storm predicted to become tropical depression but miss US coast

    MIAMI A storm system cruising across the Atlantic and dumping heavy rain is expected to become a tropical depression over the weekend. The system, clumsily making its way west as a sloppy wet system, has gradually drifted northwest, prompting most...
  • Hawaii braces for two hurricanes

    Hawaii braces for two hurricanes
    Hawaii braced for a one-two punch from a pair of major storms barreling toward the archipelago on Thursday, with Hurricane Iselle leading the way bringing high winds and heavy surf as Hurricane Julio gathered steam behind it, U.S. officials said. Wind...
  • Tropical wave in the Atlantic becomes better organized

    Tropical wave in the Atlantic becomes better organized
    Hurricane forecasters continue to watch an area of disturbed weather about 850 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. In its 8 p.m. update this evening, the National Hurricane Center said the tropical wave of shower and thunderstorm activity...
  • Tropical wave expected to become depression

    Tropical wave expected to become depression
    Tropical disturbance, 2 a.m. Thursday update OUTLOOK: The tropical wave in the Central Atlantic has been battling dry air and wind shear but shower activity increased a little during the overnight hours.  The system could develop into a tropical...
  • Hurricane center director says too many people unprepared

    Hurricane center director says too many people unprepared
    With the 2014 Atlantic storm season starting Sunday, potentially thousands of Floridians are unprepared to deal with a powerful storm, and Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, fears they could be in for a bad surprise. He notes that...
  • Hurricane center: Twitter beats Facebook

    Hurricane center: Twitter beats Facebook
    Seeking timely tropical updates from social media? Twitter is a better bet than Facebook, the National Hurricane Center says. That's because of Facebook's policy of filtering news stories that don't fit its format. The result: only 16 percent of the...
  • Hurricane center to track storms before they form

    Hurricane center to track storms before they form
    As if we aren't jittery enough when tropical storms head our way, now we can watch disturbances approach. Starting July 1, the National Hurricane Center will put on its website colorful graphics that identify systems that could grow into storms and...
  • Hurricane center improves intensity predictions

    Hurricane center improves intensity predictions
    After struggling for decades, the National Hurricane Center saw marked progress with intensity predictions in the past season. Yet its track forecasts, an area where it generally excels, were only so-so. The up and down projections both stemmed from a...