| 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.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 11:41 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 12:24 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Seeking timely tropical updates from social media? Twitter is a better bet than Facebook, the National Hurricane Center says.
That's because of Facebook's policy of filtering news stories that don't fit its format.
The result: only 16 percent of the...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:29 AM
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....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:08 AM
Tropical weather outlook, 2 a.m. Tuesday
OUTLOOK: The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave that's interacting with an upper-level trough stretching for a few hundred miles from the Lesser Antilles eastward over the Atlantic Ocean. ...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Expect a nice day with lots of sun and pleasant temperatures.
South Florida's Tuesday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 70s.
Central Florida's forecast: Partly sunny with highs in the low 80s, lows...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:50 AM
If another tropical storm forms in the Atlantic basin this season, it will be named Isaias.
The proper pronunciation: ees-ah-EE-ahs. Trying saying that five times fast.
I can see television weather forecasters stumbling all over this one. I'm having a...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:01 PM
NORFOLK — With hurricane season underway, the Fleet Weather Center at Naval Station Norfolk is busy monitoring the skies and seas from the Midwest to Europe, making sure the country's fleet steers clear of storms.
Meanwhile, Navy and Marine...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:08 PM
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...