| Mar 31, 2015
| 12:00 PM
A typhoon killed at least five people on a western Pacific Ocean island ahead of strong winds that are expected to bear down on a neighboring island in Micronesia on Wednesday, officials said.
Micronesia public information officer Marz Akapito reported...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 7:08 AM
Some Florida weather myths exposed, courtesy of Jim Lushine, our resident weather expert:
If you are struck by lightning you will die: For every person killed by lightning, 10 others live, though they can be seriously injured. Bottom line, when you hear...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 12:28 PM
Not everyone faces the same hazards when a hurricane threatens. Those close to the shoreline may be vulnerable to storm surge flooding while inland areas may have to deal with torrential rains.
The National Hurricane Center this year plans to...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:27 AM
It’s still way too early to say whether we’ll see a busy, average or slow hurricane season. But some atmospheric signals already indicate it may be another quiet year.
Mainly, portions of the Atlantic are cool – at least for now.
| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:05 AM
For decades, it's been considered one of the most reckless blunders in tropical history.
Supposedly, a group of revelers held a hurricane party at a Mississippi apartment complex - laughed in the face of death - as Category 5 Hurricane Camille...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 7:18 AM
The year was 1908. Ford Motor Co. manufactured the first Model T. Theodore Roosevelt was president. And Harry Houdini performed a daring escape from a giant milk can.
It also was the only year on record when a hurricane formed in March.
| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The climate phenomenon called El Niño has arrived for the first time in five years, and with it could come a decrease in the upcoming season's risk of hurricanes.
El Niño is a rise in the temperature of the central Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon with global...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:45 PM
When property-casualty insurers close their books for 2014, it is estimated to be the second most profitable year since the financial crisis of 2007-08, due largely to a quiet hurricane season caused by an El Niño weather phase and the absence of other...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:12 AM
Florida has been extremely lucky, dodging a hurricane hit for a record nine years. But to some degree, it’s also been fortunate for the past 50 years.
That’s because between 1965 and 2014, 10 major hurricanes struck the state –...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:48 AM
No one is going to mistake NOAA for being Disney.
Nonetheless, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has produced a short video that explains the dangers of storm surge - in a pretty entertaining fashion.
The video employs a "fast draw"...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 10:22 PM
A powerful typhoon tore through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power poles and cut off communications in areas where thousands were killed by a massive storm just over a year ago.
More than 1 million...