| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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,...
| 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.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:39 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:05 AM
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...
| 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...