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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • 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...
  • How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?

    How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?
    If a hurricane is headed your way, you better pronounce its name right. To that end, the National Hurricane Center offers a storm name pronunciation guide on its web site, nhc.noaa.gov. Some are a bit tricky, such as Cristobal (krees-TOH-bahl) and...
  • Memorial Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot

    Memorial Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot
    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...
  • Researchers work on building a model of calamity

    Researchers work on building a model of calamity
    For openers, a hurricane will likely be unleashed on one neighborhood in Anne Arundel County, and then the disasters will spread from there. The storm will lash the area with heavy rain, whipping wind, floodwater and power outages, causing road closings...
  • Hurricane center to offer new storm surge map

    Hurricane center to offer new storm surge map
    Worried about storm surge affecting you should a hurricane threaten? A new map available on the National Hurricane Center’s online site, nhc.noaa.gov, shows which areas would be most vulnerable. Being offered on an experimental basis in 2014,...
  • Checking in with Ocean City's mayor: Smooth summer so far but boycott idea is 'ludicrous'

    Checking in with Ocean City's mayor: Smooth summer so far but boycott idea is 'ludicrous'
    With Ocean City about halfway through its busiest season, we talked with Mayor Rick Meehan about how this summer is going. Meehan, who grew up in Towson and graduated from Dulaney High School, said things have gone very smoothly, despite a scare from...
  • Typhoon Rammasun hits the Philippines

    Typhoon Rammasun hits the Philippines
    Many people fled their homes in the Philippines as Typhoon Rammasun rumbled toward Manila, the capital, where it made landfall early Wednesday. The storm is the first typhoon to touch down in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan, which was one of the...
  • Philippines Typhoon Rammasun kills at least 10

    Philippines Typhoon Rammasun kills at least 10
    A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, cutting power and prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people, rescue officials said Wednesday. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun, the...
  • Philippines death toll from Typhoon Rammasun rises to 40

    Typhoon Rammasun swept through the Philippines on Wednesday, leaving 40 dead and 17 injured, according to the government disaster management agency. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in a statement early Thursday that...
  • China death toll from super typhoon rises to 33

    China death toll from super typhoon rises to 33
    The death toll from a super typhoon, the strongest to hit southern China in 40 years, has risen to 33, state media said on Monday, after leaving at least 77 dead in the Philippines last week. Typhoon Rammasun struck the island province of Hainan on...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur is early, but not by much

    Tropical Storm Arthur is early, but not by much
    Arthur isn't the earliest tropical storm ever to form in the Atlantic, but it did spring up about a week earlier than the 43-year average, according to the National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And if Arthur...