| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:27 AM
It’s still way too early to say whether we’ll see a busy, average or slow hurricane season. But some atmospheric signals already indicate it may be another quiet year.
Mainly, portions of the Atlantic are cool – at least for now.
| Mar 20, 2015
| 12:28 PM
Not everyone faces the same hazards when a hurricane threatens. Those close to the shoreline may be vulnerable to storm surge flooding while inland areas may have to deal with torrential rains.
The National Hurricane Center this year plans to...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The climate phenomenon called El Niño has arrived for the first time in five years, and with it could come a decrease in the upcoming season's risk of hurricanes.
El Niño is a rise in the temperature of the central Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon with global...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 9:45 AM
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Good morning President Gardiner, Speaker Crisafulli and distinguished members of the Florida Legislature. Welcome Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:08 AM
And you thought all NOAA does is track hurricanes.
Turns out, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - parent agency of the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service - is pretty handy with a measuring stick.
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:42 PM
Hurricane predictions are about to become more accurate – and possibly more long-range.
That's thanks to two government supercomputers, which will be upgraded this month to perform a staggering 1.5 quadrillion operations per second, an enormous...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Expect some rain and warm temperatures for much of this week, including Wednesday, Christmas Eve. There also might be a shower or two on Thursday, Christmas Day.
That's the result of a cold front that should cool down temperatures on Thursday night...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Beginning next year, the National Hurricane Center will offer an experimental graphic that will show which coastal areas could be inundated by dangerous flooding and subject to a storm surge watch or warning.
The center, however, wouldn't actually be...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:44 PM
The storm season is long over. But the National Hurricane Center still isn't taking a break.
Because they have to wrap-up the season past and prepare for the one upcoming, forecasters often work as hard during the offseason as they do when storms are...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Bob Simpson was best known as being part of the team that created the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, where the monster storms are categorized from 1 to 5 based on how much damage they can leave.
But he was a giant in the field of meteorology,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Sounds a bit like a James Bond movie: A low-key laboratory on Virginia Key in Miami now can receive signals from polar orbiting satellites as they pass overhead.
But there’s no evil plot to take over the world involved.