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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Sloppy disturbance could become subtropical storm on Thursday

    Sloppy disturbance could become subtropical storm on Thursday
    Tropical disturbance, Tuesday, May 5 OUTLOOK: Although still a disorganized mess of clouds, showers and thunderstorms, an expansive disturbance could strengthen into a subtropical or tropical storm by Thursday or Friday. If so, that likely would...
  • Rainy and cloudy today; beware of rip currents

    Rainy and cloudy today; beware of rip currents
    It's not a great day to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, as it's rainy, cloudy and breezy out there, thanks in part to a disturbance near the Bahamas. Because of the winds, there's a high risk of rip currents at the beaches. South Florida's Tuesday forecast...
  • Forecasters watching year's first 'disturbance' in tropics

    Forecasters watching year's first 'disturbance' in tropics
    Though hurricane season doesn't officially start for nearly another month, the National Hurricane Center is watching for an area of low pressure that forecasters give a 30 percent chance of becoming a subtropical storm within the next five days. An area...
  • More NOAA drones planned for Atlantic hurricane season

    Scientists are planning to send more drones flying into hurricanes that develop during the upcoming Atlantic storm season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration first launched the 13-pound winged drones into Hurricane Edouard in September....
  • Hurricane center monitors first disturbance of season

    Hurricane center monitors first disturbance of season
    Although the official start of hurricane season is still almost a month away, the first storm might form later this week. The National Hurricane Center on Sunday said a low-pressure system north of the Bahamas could gradually acquire subtropical...
  • Don't count on 10 years of tropical calm

    Don't count on 10 years of tropical calm
    It was astonishing enough when Florida went six storm seasons without a hurricane strike as of 2011, setting a record. Now we’ve gone nine straight seasons without a hit. Considering Florida historically is a hurricane punching bag, that’s...
  • Small drones prove up to hurricane tasks

    Small drones prove up to hurricane tasks
    They weigh only 13 pounds, have a five-foot wingspan and look rather frail. Yet these small drones, called Coyotes, are designed to penetrate the most violent quadrants of a hurricane and the in the process glean crucial atmospheric information that...
  • Hurricane officials to take off on awareness tour

    Hurricane officials to take off on awareness tour
    Big-name bands frequently go on multi-city tours to promote their music. Next month, National Hurricane Center officials will conduct a six-city tour - with two of those in Florida - to promote hurricane preparedness. "The U.S. was again spared from a...
  • New interactive hurricane map details risks you face

    New interactive hurricane map details risks you face
    If a hurricane is closing in on your neighborhood, the National Weather Service wants you to know what you will likely face. So it is creating an interactive map on its homepage to tell you how your home in any particular storm could be affected by...
  • Florida hit by storms in 20 of 27 slow seasons

    Florida hit by storms in 20 of 27 slow seasons
    The initial hurricane outlook calls for a calm season with only seven named storms this year — but don't exhale yet. In the past century, 27 seasons have had seven or fewer storms but Florida was hit by a hurricane or tropical storm in 20 of them....
  • Models help amateur and elite forecasters

    When a tropical system appears on the horizon, some of us rush to the computer, call up the models and try to figure out where it might go, how strong it might get. No matter that those models frequently resemble spaghetti, going in different...