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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • 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...
  • Websites, apps help you track and prepare

    When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible. Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations. Forecasts: National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
  • How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?

    How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?
    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...
  • Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year

    Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year
    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...
  • 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...
  • Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths

    Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Would more residents of New Orleans have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 if it had been named Kurt? A study published on Monday suggests they would have, perhaps reducing Katrina's death toll of more than 1,800....
  • Tour promotes hurricane awareness

    Tour promotes hurricane awareness
    Top hurricane forecasters launched a five-city tour Monday, riding in a WP-3 Orion turboprop. Their mission: urge Gulf Coast residents to brace for the upcoming storm season. "The United States was spared from a hurricane last year, but that does not...
  • Be prepared: Hurricane websites and apps

    Be prepared: Hurricane websites and apps
    Social media, mobile applications and the Internet served as lifelines to millions of residents in the U.S. Northeast in 2012 when superstorm Sandy knocked out power and most other lines of communication. As hurricane season 2013 approaches, here is a...
  • Female-named hurricanes not taken seriously enough, study says

    Female-named hurricanes not taken seriously enough, study says
    When it comes to hurricanes, girls can be real killers. Yet not enough people take them seriously enough, a new study has found. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that female-named storms have...
  • NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino

    NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino
    A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...