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National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center
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  • Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech

    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...
  • NOAA measures Washington Monument

    NOAA measures Washington Monument
    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. Actually,...
  • Supercomputers to boost weather forecasts

    Supercomputers to boost weather forecasts
    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...
  • Hurricane center to offer new storm surge graphic

    Hurricane center to offer new storm surge graphic
    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...
  • Bob Simpson, co-creator of Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, dies

    Bob Simpson, co-creator of Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, dies
    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,...
  • Some rain this week, including Christmas Eve

    Some rain this week, including Christmas Eve
    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...
  • No breaks for hurricane center

    No breaks for hurricane center
    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...
  • Satellites send weather info directly to Miami

    Satellites send weather info directly to Miami
    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. Rather, the...
  • Weather service wants to know how it's doing

    Weather service wants to know how it's doing
    Are you satisfied with National Weather Service forecasts and warnings? Now's your chance to weigh in. The weather service has posted a link to a customer satisfaction survey – atop the National Hurricane Center's website, nhc.noaa.gov – and...
  • Hurricane in the Gulf next week? Probably not

    Hurricane in the Gulf next week? Probably not
    The National Hurricane Center implores us not to look beyond its official forecast - as in, don't speculate about what a tropical system might do in the future. Remind me to do that more often. On Wednesday, one of the most reliable models, the GFS,...
  • Cloudy and breezy today; mostly sunny weekend

    Cloudy and breezy today; mostly sunny weekend
    Expect more clouds and some scattered showers today, courtesy of tropical moisture streaming up from the Caribbean. It also should be breezy. The weekend should be much nicer with plenty of sun and mild to warm temperatures. South Florida's Friday...