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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • 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...
  • 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's cone of error to remain almost unchanged in 2014

    Hurricane center's cone of error to remain almost unchanged in 2014
    The National Hurricane Center's cone of uncertainty will remain almost the same size during the 2014 storm season as it was in 2013. However, the three- four- and five-day periods of the cone - intended to show the potential area that a storm could roam...
  • 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...
  • Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year

    Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year
    The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El NiƱo, the...
  • Can't make my cruise because of a hurricane

    Can't make my cruise because of a hurricane
    Debra Weissman can't get to Seattle because of a hurricane. Her cruise line will only offer a 75 percent credit toward a future sailing, even though she bought insurance. Is that enough? Q: We booked a cruise to Alaska on Norwegian Cruise Line last...
  • Why won't insurance cover hurricane cancellation?

    Why won't insurance cover hurricane cancellation?
    Velta Mahon's airline ticket credit is gone and she says it's Hotwire's fault. Is there any hope of a refund? Q: I need your help resolving a situation that I have with Hotwire. A little over a year ago I booked a flight from Baltimore, Md., to Orlando,...
  • Seniors on the Go: Here come those nasty hurricanes again

    Seniors on the Go: Here come those nasty hurricanes again
    Last week's tropical storm "Andrea" reminds us that, once again, the hurricane season is upon us. And this year, say the mavens, may be a vintage year. So it's time to review the basics of hurricane-season travel. If you're planning travel during the rest...
  • 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,...
  • With '#Sandy,' photographers phone it in

    Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves,...
  • Col. Kurtz meets Outward Bound

    His was the last face I saw, the final voice I heard before I stepped backward off the 100-foot cliff. Even now, nearly two decades later, I can envision his weathered features and wispy white hair, and I can recall much of what he said. My fear, he...