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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4

    Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4
    As the United States prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the weather is preparing to supply the fireworks in the form of the first named Atlantic hurricane of the season. Tropical Storm Arthur, carrying winds of 40 mph, was about 95 miles off...
  • Hurricane center: Twitter beats Facebook

    Hurricane center: Twitter beats Facebook
    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...
  • 'Unforgettable' Hurricane Charley: 2004 hurricane season left a trail of lessons

    'Unforgettable' Hurricane Charley: 2004 hurricane season left a trail of lessons
    Mary Emerson will never forget Charley. The Category 4 hurricane blew the roof off her house. "I had moved from Boston to get away from bad weather," said Emerson, who relocated from Beantown in 1985 and had little reason to regret the decision...
  • Showers and storms this week

    Showers and storms this week
    Though we'll see some sun here and there, expect showers and storms throughout the week, thanks to tropical moisture flowing over the region. Rain begain moving across much of South Florida before dawn Monday and some areas have already experienced up...
  • Klotzbach-Gray now predict four hurricanes

    Klotzbach-Gray now predict four hurricanes
    Storm prognosticators Phil Klotzbach and William Gray still think this will be a slower than normal storm season – but busier than first predicted. The Colorado State University climatologists now call for 10 named storms, including four...
  • Hurricane center offers storm surge video

    The National Hurricane Center is offering an informative video, explaining its new "Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map," available at: www.hurricanes.gov The hurricane center collaborated with NOAA’s Coastal Services Center and Eastern Research...
  • Season's first tropical storm possible to brush East Coast around July 4

    Season's first tropical storm possible to brush East Coast around July 4
    A rainy system off the coast of Florida could become Tropical Storm Arthur and sweep up the East Coast late this week into the weekend. The National Hurricane Center expects a 60 percent chance that shower and thunderstorm activity over the Bahamas will...
  • No denying climate change deniers

    People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
  • With tropics quiet, hurricane season could get latest start since 2004

    With tropics quiet, hurricane season could get latest start since 2004
    The tropics are quiet nearly a month into the Atlantic hurricane season, and that could eventually mean the season's latest start since at least 2004. No tropical cyclones have formed yet this year, whereas in each of the past nine years, a tropical...
  • Hurricanes with women's names significantly more deadly: study

    Hurricanes with women's names significantly more deadly: study
    Bertha, Dolly, Fay and Hanna could be on the way now that the Atlantic hurricane season started Sunday. And recent research suggests it’s time to give the storms with feminine names a bit more respect. According to a recent study by University...
  • A gathering storm over hurricane names: Board up the ivory tower

    Everyone knows to beware of femme fatales. But I never thought that applied to hurricanes. In news that may open a whole new front in the battle of the sexes, researchers at the University of Illinois say that more people die in hurricanes with feminine...