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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Hurricanes might be shifting north, sparing Florida

    Hurricanes might be shifting north, sparing Florida
    After decades of being battered, it's possible hurricanes are starting to veer away from Florida, experts say. Of the 61 hurricanes that have formed in the past nine years, 37 have aimed north in the Atlantic toward such places as Canada, the...
  • New map can track hurricane flooding from Florida to Maine

    MIAMI With about 22 million people vulnerable to dangerous hurricane storm surges, forecasters have long struggled with how to issue warnings, especially in low-lying Florida where waters can rise far inland. Now they have an interactive map that...
  • 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...
  • Philippines remembers thousands killed a year after typhoon Haiyan

    Candles lit up the streets of the central Philippine city worst-hit by the strongest storm to make landfall as thousands remembered more than 6,300 people who died a year ago when typhoon Haiyan smashed into the country. Before dawn on Saturday, more...
  • Bering Sea storm to trigger cold across U.S.

    Bering Sea storm to trigger cold across U.S.
    The remnants of Tropical Storm Nuri will blast the Aleutian Islands with strong winds and high seas this weekend and later push cold air through Canada into the lower 48 states, a National Weather Service meteorologist said on Friday. The weather...
  • 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...
  • Sun and warmer temperatures return — briefly

    Area temperatures jump into the 60s Friday and sun returns as mild air rides in on gusty west winds, but another surge of chilly Canadian air arrives Saturday. Chicago historian Frank Wachowski reports the city logged a puny 44 minutes of sun out of a...
  • Vance becomes hurricane, could threaten Mexico's Pacific coast

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical storm Vance in the Pacific became a category 1 hurricane on Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, adding that although it was not currently headed for Mexico's southwest coast, it was forecast to change...
  • Atlantic disturbance given low chance to organize

    Atlantic disturbance given low chance to organize
    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. ...
  • 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....
  • Jac VerSteeg: Science isn't perfect, but at least it's trying

    Jac VerSteeg: 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...