| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:24 AM
After struggling for decades, the National Hurricane Center saw marked progress with intensity predictions in the past season. Yet its track forecasts, an area where it generally excels, were only so-so.
The up and down projections both stemmed from a...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:48 AM
If a hurricane is headed your way, you better pronounce its name right. To that end, the National Hurricane Center offers a storm name pronunciation guide on its web site, nhc.noaa.gov.
Some are a bit tricky, such as Cristobal (krees-TOH-bahl) and...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:29 PM
For openers, a hurricane will likely be unleashed on one neighborhood in Anne Arundel County, and then the disasters will spread from there.
The storm will lash the area with heavy rain, whipping wind, floodwater and power outages, causing road closings...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Worried about storm surge affecting you should a hurricane threaten?
A new map available on the National Hurricane Center’s online site, nhc.noaa.gov, shows which areas would be most vulnerable.
Being offered on an experimental basis in 2014,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:04 PM
After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities.
But costs in the trillions and environmental...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The National Hurricane Center's cone of uncertainty will remain almost the same size during the 2014 storm season as it was in 2013.
However, the three- four- and five-day periods of the cone - intended to show the potential area that a storm could roam...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Florida has been clobbered by hurricanes more often in even years than odd; not such great news since this is 2014.
The state also has a tendency to be hit after long periods of tropical peace, and our last strike was eight years ago.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday.
The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Niņo, the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The 2013 hurricane season just became a little busier, even though it ended more than two months ago.
As part of a routine post-mortem, the National Hurricane Center on Tuesday said it discovered an unnamed subtropical storm formed in the Atlantic about...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The captain went down with his ship.
The body of Capt. Robin Walbridge, a stubborn and profane seaman who often said he feared no storm, was never found after the tall ship Bounty sank in the Atlantic Ocean after being pummeled by Hurricane Sandy on...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:35 AM
NEW ORLEANS -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted Wednesday on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office,...