| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:36 AM
Thanks in part to social media, many people these days take words like "failure" or "invitation" and cut them down to size for phrases like "epic fail" or "where's my invite?"
Well, Twitter fans and texters, the National Hurricane Center was all over...
| Aug 15, 2014
The mean season has arrived.
During the 10-week stretch from mid-August through October, the most powerful storms tend to form in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It's also when South Florida is most likely to be struck.
"Almost all South...
| Aug 24, 2014
It had been a mushy batch of stormy weather in the Atlantic for days, not generating much concern. Now, it's time to pay closer attention.
That's because a newly formed tropical depression is forecast to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane and draw...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:52 AM
With the 2014 Atlantic storm season starting Sunday, potentially thousands of Floridians are unprepared to deal with a powerful storm, and Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, fears they could be in for a bad surprise.
He notes that...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:35 AM
It was a mushy tropical wave near Central Florida — yet it unleashed a torrent of rain that flooded streets from Miami to Jupiter on Tuesday.
Whether a weak wave or a powerful hurricane, tropical systems can pound coastal areas even if they're 1,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:49 AM
That milky haze filling South Florida's skies, courtesy of Saharan dust that drifted all the way from Africa, should linger through Thursday.
That's a good — and not-so good — thing.
While it poses no serious health threat, it has hurt air...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The National Hurricane Center is extremely high tech, drawing on satellites, supercomputers and reconnaissance aircraft. But its storm reports, written in all capital letters, are still stuck in the 1800s.
As of this storm season, the center is...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Imagine knowing six or seven days in advance where a tropical storm or hurricane might strike land. It would give residents, businesses and the military plenty of time to prepare.
The National Hurricane Center plans to make that happen, after making...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Though we'll see some sun here and there, expect showers and storms throughout the week, thanks to tropical moisture flowing over the region.
Rain begain moving across much of South Florida before dawn Monday and some areas have already experienced up...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Bertha, Dolly, Fay and Hanna could be on the way now that the Atlantic hurricane season started Sunday. And recent research suggests it’s time to give the storms with feminine names a bit more respect.
According to a recent study by University...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Would more residents of New Orleans have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 if it had been named Kurt?
A study published on Monday suggests they would have, perhaps reducing Katrina's death toll of more than 1,800....