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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Hurricane facts: Florida hit more often in even years

    Hurricane facts: Florida hit more often in even years
    Florida has been clobbered by hurricanes more often in even years than odd; not such great news since this is 2014. The state also has a tendency to be hit after long periods of tropical peace, and our last strike was eight years ago. The National...
  • How to navigate hurricane center's site

    If you want tropical information straight from the source, visit the National Hurricane Center's web site, nhc.noaa.gov. While it's fairly easy to navigate, here are some pointers. Start by checking the main blue map, which provides an overview of all...
  • Websites, apps help you track and prepare

    When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible. Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations. Forecasts: National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
  • Hurricanes' bats come alive in 11-2 win over Maine

    In its first two games of the season, Miami’s offense was relatively quiet, leading coach Jim Morris to admit his Hurricanes had been outplayed during the first part of their season-opening series against Maine. But on a sunny Sunday afternoon,...
  • Hurricane center director says too many people unprepared

    Hurricane center director says too many people unprepared
    With the 2014 Atlantic storm season starting Sunday, potentially thousands of Floridians are unprepared to deal with a powerful storm, and Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, fears they could be in for a bad surprise. He notes that...
  • Hurricane center: Twitter beats Facebook

    Hurricane center: Twitter beats Facebook
    Seeking timely tropical updates from social media? Twitter is a better bet than Facebook, the National Hurricane Center says. That's because of Facebook's policy of filtering news stories that don't fit its format. The result: only 16 percent of the...
  • New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines

    New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines
    After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities. But costs in the trillions and environmental...
  • Hurricane center to track storms before they form

    Hurricane center to track storms before they form
    As if we aren't jittery enough when tropical storms head our way, now we can watch disturbances approach. Starting July 1, the National Hurricane Center will put on its website colorful graphics that identify systems that could grow into storms and...
  • Hurricane center improves intensity predictions

    Hurricane center improves intensity predictions
    After struggling for decades, the National Hurricane Center saw marked progress with intensity predictions in the past season. Yet its track forecasts, an area where it generally excels, were only so-so. The up and down projections both stemmed from a...
  • How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?

    How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?
    If a hurricane is headed your way, you better pronounce its name right. To that end, the National Hurricane Center offers a storm name pronunciation guide on its web site, nhc.noaa.gov. Some are a bit tricky, such as Cristobal (krees-TOH-bahl) and...
  • Experts still call for slower season

    Experts still call for slower season
    Storm prognosticators Phil Klotzbach and William Gray are standing pat, still calling for a slower than normal hurricane season. In an updated outlook released Thursday, they continue to predict 10 named storms, including four hurricanes. They project...