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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Tropical Storm Simon sending big waves to California beaches

    Tropical Storm Simon sending big waves to California beaches
    Tropical Storm Simon off Baja Mexico is creating high surf along local beaches, prompting warnings of strong rip currents and possible coastal flooding. The National Weather Service issued a warning Monday for high surf and strong rip currents along...
  • Peak of hurricane season doesn't mean much to South Florida

    Peak of hurricane season doesn't mean much to South Florida
    Sept. 10 is the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season - the date on which a hurricane is most likely to be swirling in the Atlantic. That's didn't happen this year. No matter. Sept. 10 doesn't mean much to South Florida - because 60...
  • 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....
  • 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?...
  • Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end

    Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end
    As a tropical cyclone churned the Atlantic Ocean this month, a drone watched from above, dropping a paper-towel-roll-sized set of sensors attached to a parachute through the clouds on a 20-minute, 10-mile journey. The instruments revealed dry air low in...
  • Slow start to storm season, but stay alert

     Slow start to storm season, but stay alert
    Consider this week's deluge an important reminder. Yes, South Florida can use the rain, but the tropical disturbance that pummeled parts of our area Thursday and Friday — and possibly through the weekend — reminds us that we are hardly...
  • 'Invests' are part of hurricane jargon

    'Invests' are part of hurricane jargon
    Thanks in part to social media, many people these days take words like "failure" or "invitation" and cut them down to size for phrases like "epic fail" or "where's my invite?" Well, Twitter fans and texters, the National Hurricane Center was all over...
  • The heart of the hurricane season is here

    The heart of the hurricane season is here
    The mean season has arrived. During the 10-week stretch from mid-August through October, the most powerful storms tend to form in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It's also when South Florida is most likely to be struck. "Almost all South...
  • Tropical depression forecast to intensify, bears watching

    It had been a mushy batch of stormy weather in the Atlantic for days, not generating much concern. Now, it's time to pay closer attention. That's because a newly formed tropical depression is forecast to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane and draw...
  • Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding

    Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding
    Can street flooding be crowdsourced? Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets. When the app launches in a...
  • Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us

    Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us
    It was a mushy tropical wave near Central Florida — yet it unleashed a torrent of rain that flooded streets from Miami to Jupiter on Tuesday. Whether a weak wave or a powerful hurricane, tropical systems can pound coastal areas even if they're 1,...