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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Jac VerSteeg: Science isn't perfect, but at least it's trying

    Jac VerSteeg: Science isn't perfect,  but at least it's trying
    The vehicle in front of me flaunted a bumper sticker: "Global Warming is a Hoax." How, I scoffed, can someone in this day and time — and in a state as vulnerable as Florida — think weather scientists are perpetrating a hoax? Then came...
  • Cloudy and breezy today; mostly sunny weekend

    Cloudy and breezy today; mostly sunny weekend
    Expect more clouds and some scattered showers today, courtesy of tropical moisture streaming up from the Caribbean. It also should be breezy. The weekend should be much nicer with plenty of sun and mild to warm temperatures. South Florida's Friday...
  • Hurricane in the Gulf next week? Probably not

    Hurricane in the Gulf next week? Probably not
    The National Hurricane Center implores us not to look beyond its official forecast - as in, don't speculate about what a tropical system might do in the future. Remind me to do that more often. On Wednesday, one of the most reliable models, the GFS,...
  • Tropical depression No. 9 forms off Mexico

    Tropical depression No. 9 forms off Mexico
    Tropical depression, 11 p.m. Tuesday OUTLOOK: Tropical Depression No. 9 is expected to approach the Mexican state of Campeche late Wednesday. Tropical storm warnings have been issued. In South Florida, more rain is expected over the next few days....
  • Making scuba-diving a family sport

    Making scuba-diving a family sport
    Never mind the moray eel. I'm focused on rubbing the "lucky" porthole of a ship that sunk here in a hurricane nearly 150 years ago. Did I mention that I'm 60 feet underwater, diving mask on my face, breathing oxygen from a tank strapped to my back?...
  • Hurricane intensity era coming to an end?

    Hurricane intensity era coming to an end?
    Is the era of hurricane intensity drawing to a close? Such eras generally last between one and three decades, and we're in year 19. They tend to produce an abnormal number of hurricanes and major hurricanes each season, increasing the odds of a U.S....
  • Gulf disturbance given high change of developing

    Gulf disturbance given high change of developing
    Tropical disturbance, 8 p.m. Monday OUTLOOK: A disturbance in the southwest Gulf of Mexico is being given a high chance of developing over the next five days. While it's too soon to say South Florida could be a target, models aim the system in this...
  • Disturbance could soak South Florida

    A disturbance in the southwest Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring showers, storms and potentially heavy rain to South Florida, starting Tuesday and continuing into the weekend. On Monday, the National Hurricane Center gave the low-pressure area a high...
  • Sun and warmer temperatures return — briefly

    Area temperatures jump into the 60s Friday and sun returns as mild air rides in on gusty west winds, but another surge of chilly Canadian air arrives Saturday. Chicago historian Frank Wachowski reports the city logged a puny 44 minutes of sun out of a...
  • Hurricane Gonzalo makes landfall in Bermuda; 22,000 without power

    Hurricane Gonzalo makes landfall in Bermuda; 22,000 without power
    Bermuda is being pummeled by wind and rain from Hurricane Gonzalo, which has made landfall along the south-central coast, according to the  National Weather Service.  The Category 2 storm has sustained winds of 110 mph, with even stronger gusts on...
  • Hurricane Ana weakens but Hawaii remains vigilant

    Hurricane Ana weakens but Hawaii remains vigilant
    The storm spinning off the coast of Hawaii weakened slightly Saturday morning, but parks remain closed and tropical storm warnings are still in force in case the weather system makes landfall over the weekend. The National Weather Service has designated...