| May 19, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Top hurricane forecasters launched a five-city tour Monday, riding in a WP-3 Orion turboprop. Their mission: urge Gulf Coast residents to brace for the upcoming storm season.
"The United States was spared from a hurricane last year, but that does not...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Social media, mobile applications and the Internet served as lifelines to millions of residents in the U.S. Northeast in 2012 when superstorm Sandy knocked out power and most other lines of communication.
As hurricane season 2013 approaches, here is a...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
When it comes to hurricanes, girls can be real killers. Yet not enough people take them seriously enough, a new study has found.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that female-named storms have...
| May 22, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Expect a slightly slower than normal storm season with three to six hurricanes, including one to two major ones, government forecasters said Thursday.
The lukewarm outlook, which calls for eight to 13 storms overall, assumes El Niņo will arrive by the...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:38 AM
It should be a great holiday weekend for a backyard barbecue or hitting the pool - if you don't mind the heat. Temperatures are predicted to reach 90 degrees or higher today, Saturday and Sunday.
Monday, Memorial Day, is expected to be a few degrees...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Too many coastal Virginia residents will not be moved by the bluster accompanying the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Dire predictions of powerful storms will be met by bravado and tales of having already endured the worst Mother Nature could...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The National Hurricane Center is extremely high tech, drawing on satellites, supercomputers and reconnaissance aircraft. But its storm reports, written in all capital letters, are still stuck in the 1800s.
As of this storm season, the center is...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:36 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday designated its first area of interest for possible tropical cyclone formation, a gathering of thunderstorms in the Gulf of Mexico.
Forecasters called it a "complex low pressure area" in the southern Bay of...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Imagine knowing six or seven days in advance where a tropical storm or hurricane might strike land. It would give residents, businesses and the military plenty of time to prepare.
The National Hurricane Center plans to make that happen, after making...