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National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center
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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Florida's hurricane lucky streak reaches 9 years

    MIAMI The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which ended Sunday, extended Florida's increasingly remarkable run: For the ninth straight year, the longest stretch on record, not a single hurricane struck the state. It's the kind of lucky streak residents...
  • 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...
  • Afternoon showers and storms this week

    Afternoon showers and storms this week
    October is usually a pleasant month in South Florida with lots of sun and comfortable temperatures. But this one might get off on the wrong foot - when it arrives on Wednesday - as there's a good chance of showers and storms most afternoons this week....
  • Pacific tropical season far outpaces Atlantic

    Pacific tropical season far outpaces Atlantic
    Tropically speaking, when the Eastern Pacific is active, the Atlantic tends to be slow. That certainly has been the case this year. So far, eight named storms, including six hurricanes, two major, have emerged in the Atlantic. Meanwhile, over in the...
  • It's official: You can break into your hurricane supplies

    It's official: You can break into your hurricane supplies
    Officially, the Atlantic hurricane season ends on Nov. 30. Unofficially, it's already over, at least in terms of any serious threats to South Florida. How can I be so sure of this? Because I asked Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane...
  • Interactive map shows risk for storm surge during hurricane

    Interactive map shows risk for storm surge during hurricane
    Interactive mapping that went live for the public Thursday shows eye-opening risk for storm surges caused by hurricanes. For example, Central Florida communities along the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay would be heavily washed over by a...
  • Special ocean probes improve tropical forecasts

    Special ocean probes improve tropical forecasts
    The mission: Determine where Tropical Storm Edouard might grow into a strong hurricane – and improve the forecast. The method:  Drop a series of highly specialized sensors from a hurricane hunter aircraft into the Atlantic in advance of the...