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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Quiet Atlantic hurricane season — and turbulent Pacific one — near end

    Quiet Atlantic hurricane season — and turbulent Pacific one — near end
    With the hurricane season ending Sunday, many around the country might be thinking, when did it even start? Of the eight named storms this year, six of them were hurricanes and only one of them, Category 2 Hurricane Arthur in July, made landfall on...
  • Hurricanes might be shifting north, sparing Florida

    Hurricanes might be shifting north, sparing Florida
    After decades of being battered, it's possible hurricanes are starting to veer away from Florida, experts say. Of the 61 hurricanes that have formed in the past nine years, 37 have aimed north in the Atlantic toward such places as Canada, the...
  • Interactive map shows risk for storm surge during hurricane

    Interactive map shows risk for storm surge during hurricane
    Interactive mapping that went live for the public Thursday shows eye-opening risk for storm surges caused by hurricanes. For example, Central Florida communities along the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay would be heavily washed over by a...
  • Bering Sea storm to trigger cold across U.S.

    Bering Sea storm to trigger cold across U.S.
    The remnants of Tropical Storm Nuri will blast the Aleutian Islands with strong winds and high seas this weekend and later push cold air through Canada into the lower 48 states, a National Weather Service meteorologist said on Friday. The weather...
  • It's official: You can break into your hurricane supplies

    It's official: You can break into your hurricane supplies
    Officially, the Atlantic hurricane season ends on Nov. 30. Unofficially, it's already over, at least in terms of any serious threats to South Florida. How can I be so sure of this? Because I asked Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane...
  • Few Natural Disasters In 2014 Made Profitable Year For Insurers

    When property-casualty insurers close their books for 2014, it is estimated to be the second most profitable year since the financial crisis of 2007-08, due largely to a quiet hurricane season caused by an El NiƱo weather phase and the absence of other...
  • Hurricane center to offer new storm surge graphic

    Hurricane center to offer new storm surge graphic
    Beginning next year, the National Hurricane Center will offer an experimental graphic that will show which coastal areas could be inundated by dangerous flooding and subject to a storm surge watch or warning. The center, however, wouldn't actually be...
  • No breaks for hurricane center

    No breaks for hurricane center
    The storm season is long over. But the National Hurricane Center still isn't taking a break. Because they have to wrap-up the season past and prepare for the one upcoming, forecasters often work as hard during the offseason as they do when storms are...
  • Dry season: Less rain, more breeze in South Florida

    Dry season: Less rain, more breeze in South Florida
    Get ready for a lot of bad hair days in the months ahead. South Florida tends to see its breeziest weather during the dry season because of the steady arrival of cold fronts, the National Weather Service said. Yet overall, Florida is one of the least...
  • Century-old publishing house goes to auction

    Century-old publishing house goes to auction
    The West Baltimore home of a defunct century-old book publisher that once commanded offices in Chicago and San Francisco will go on the auction block Wednesday — a casualty of Hurricane Katrina, technological change and even the "For Dummies"...
  • Bob Simpson, co-creator of Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, dies

    Bob Simpson, co-creator of Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, dies
    Bob Simpson was best known as being part of the team that created the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, where the monster storms are categorized from 1 to 5 based on how much damage they can leave. But he was a giant in the field of meteorology,...