| Apr 14, 2015
| 1:05 PM
No surprise, the National Hurricane Center set several accuracy records while predicting the paths of storms in 2014. That's been the case for several years now.
The center also improved intensity forecasts last year – and markedly so with five-day...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 1:39 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane predictions as much as a week from impact. A graphic showing where and when the wind will start to grow mean. And forecasts for a storm that hasn't even formed yet.
These are some potential tools of the near future that...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 7:25 AM
The National Hurricane Center plans to implement a number of procedural changes in the upcoming season, such as shrinking the cone of uncertainty.
One of the most important ones: issuing a public advisory every three hours when watches and warnings...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 1:57 PM
One team of hurricane forecasters is predicting the quietest storm season since the 1950s and 1960s because of El Niņo, which can inhibit tropical cyclone formation.
Forecasters at the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University are...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 9:35 AM
No surprise, the National Hurricane Center set several accuracy records while predicting the paths of storms in 2014. That’s been the case for several years now.
The center also improved intensity forecasts across the board last year – and...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 7:08 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The climate phenomenon called El Niņo 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 Niņo is a rise in the temperature of the central Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon with global...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:05 AM
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...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 7:18 AM
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.
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:12 AM
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 –...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 12:28 PM
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...