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National Hurricane Center

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Disturbance could soak South Florida

    A disturbance in the southwest Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring showers, storms and potentially heavy rain to South Florida, starting Tuesday and continuing into the weekend. On Monday, the National Hurricane Center gave the low-pressure area a high...
  • 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...
  • Science isn't perfect, but at least it's trying

    The vehicle in front of me flaunted a bumper sticker: "Global Warming is a Hoax." How, I scoffed, can someone in this day and time — and in a state as vulnerable as Florida — think weather scientists are perpetrating a hoax? Then came Tuesday...
  • New tropical wave forms, Hanna dissipates

    New tropical wave forms, Hanna dissipates
    New tropical wave: 11 p.m. Monday OUTLOOK:  A new tropical wave, a patch of clouds and thunderstorms, formed Monday east of the Caribbean Sea and is forecast to move northwest over the next few days. WHAT FLORIDA CAN EXPECT: Too soon to tell....