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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Nice shortcut to hurricane center website

    Nice shortcut to hurricane center website
    Now there's a nice easy shortcut to the National Hurricane Center's website: hurricanes.gov “It’s just easier to remember,” says Dennis Feltgen, the center's spokesman. The hurricane center's official link is nhc.noaa.gov.    ...
  • Don't assume hurricane forecasts will be on target

    Don't assume hurricane forecasts will be on target
    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-...
  • Florida hit by storms in 20 of 27 slow seasons

    Florida hit by storms in 20 of 27 slow seasons
    The initial hurricane outlook calls for a calm season with only seven named storms this year — but don't exhale yet. In the past century, 27 seasons have had seven or fewer storms but Florida was hit by a hurricane or tropical storm in 20 of them....
  • Models help amateur and elite forecasters

    When a tropical system appears on the horizon, some of us rush to the computer, call up the models and try to figure out where it might go, how strong it might get. No matter that those models frequently resemble spaghetti, going in different...
  • Future hurricane warnings? 7 days ahead, maybe before storm forms

    Future hurricane warnings? 7 days ahead, maybe before storm forms
    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...
  • Early start doesn't mean a busy hurricane season

    Early start doesn't mean a busy hurricane season
    It may seem a paradox: Tropical Storm Ana arrived before the June 1 start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season even though experts offer a slower-than-normal outlook. James Franklin, the top hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center, said...
  • What exactly is a subtropical storm?

    What exactly is a subtropical storm?
    What’s the difference between a subtropical and tropical storm? That question always comes up after a subtropical system emerges, as did Ana last week. The simple answer is: subtropical storms tend to be big, loose systems that have a vague...
  • Comcast's New Meerkat-Like Streaming (And Voice-Recognition Remote)

    Comcast's New Meerkat-Like Streaming (And Voice-Recognition Remote)
    Comcast, like any cable operator in Greater Hartford, knows why subscribers are bailing out of its television service. The Internet is taking over video entertainment. For the first time, Comcast announced in a recent earnings call, it has more Internet...
  • Heavy rainfall likely Monday as Ana passes Peninsula

    Heavy rainfall likely Monday as Ana passes Peninsula
    Heavy rainfall is likely on the Virginia Peninsula Monday as Tropical Depression Ana moves through the region.  There's also a chance for scattered thunderstorms, a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service states.  Localized...
  • South Dakota, North Texas hit by tornadoes this weekend

    South Dakota, North Texas hit by tornadoes this weekend
    South Dakota was the center of weather extremes Sunday, with a tornado hitting a small town on the eastern side of the state and more than a foot of snow blanketing the Black Hills to the west. It was among several Great Plains and Midwest states in the...
  • New tropical advisory schedule to add consistency

    New tropical advisory schedule to add consistency
    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...