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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Mostly sunny and warm this holiday weekend

    Mostly sunny and warm this holiday weekend
    It should be a nice Columbus Day weekend to play outdoors with lots of sun and little chance of rain. It also should be breezy. South Florida's Friday forecast calls for highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 70s. Gusts to 23 mph. While there is...
  • Easy hurricane year in the Atlantic? Thank the Pacific

    Easy hurricane year in the Atlantic? Thank the Pacific
    Fourteen hurricanes, a record eight of them major, have emerged so far this season — in the Eastern Pacific. That's good news for hurricane-prone South Florida because whenever the Pacific is extremely busy, the Atlantic storm season is generally...
  • Tropical Storm Gonzalo forecast to become a hurricane

    Tropical Storm Gonzalo forecast to become a hurricane
    Tropical Storm Gonzalo, 5 a.m. Monday OUTLOOK:  Gonzalo sped up its westward progress and is forecast to become a hurricane by Tuesday. It is expected to continue to move west through Monday. A turn to the west-northwest is forecast on Monday night. The...
  • Gonzalo becomes year's sixth hurricane

    Gonzalo becomes year's sixth hurricane
    A tropical cyclone named Gonzalo became the year's sixth hurricane as it moved through the Virgin Island on Monday afternoon. The storm was about 20 miles southeast of St. Martin with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of Monday afternoon, and...
  • City stays soggy as rain continues into 4th day

    One to 2 inches of rain had fallen across the Chicago area Tuesday evening, but metro rainfall totals may approach 3 inches before rain finally ends late Wednesday. Officially at O'Hare International Airport, 1.1 inches had fallen by 8 p.m. Tuesday, the...
  • Strong Hurricane Gonzalo aims toward Bermuda

    Strong Hurricane Gonzalo aims toward Bermuda
    Hurricane Gonzalo, 5 a.m. Wednesday OUTLOOK: Hurricane Gonzalo has turned into a Category 3 storm and, according to the National Hurricane Center, could become a Category 4 storm by Thursday.  On its current track, Gonzalo poses a threat to Bermuda...
  • No breaks for hurricane center

    No breaks for hurricane center
    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...
  • Dry season: Less rain, more breeze in South Florida

    Dry season: Less rain, more breeze in South Florida
    Get ready for a lot of bad hair days in the months ahead. South Florida tends to see its breeziest weather during the dry season because of the steady arrival of cold fronts, the National Weather Service said. Yet overall, Florida is one of the least...
  • Century-old publishing house goes to auction

    Century-old publishing house goes to auction
    The West Baltimore home of a defunct century-old book publisher that once commanded offices in Chicago and San Francisco will go on the auction block Wednesday — a casualty of Hurricane Katrina, technological change and even the "For Dummies"...
  • Bob Simpson, co-creator of Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, dies

    Bob Simpson, co-creator of Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, dies
    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,...
  • Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end

    Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end
    As a tropical cyclone churned the Atlantic Ocean this month, a drone watched from above, dropping a paper-towel-roll-sized set of sensors attached to a parachute through the clouds on a 20-minute, 10-mile journey. The instruments revealed dry air low in...