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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Tour promotes hurricane awareness

    Tour promotes hurricane awareness
    Top hurricane forecasters launched a five-city tour Monday, riding in a WP-3 Orion turboprop. Their mission: urge Gulf Coast residents to brace for the upcoming storm season. "The United States was spared from a hurricane last year, but that does not...
  • Be prepared: Hurricane websites and apps

    Be prepared: Hurricane websites and apps
    Social media, mobile applications and the Internet served as lifelines to millions of residents in the U.S. Northeast in 2012 when superstorm Sandy knocked out power and most other lines of communication. As hurricane season 2013 approaches, here is a...
  • 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...
  • NOAA: 3 to 6 hurricanes this season

    NOAA: 3 to 6 hurricanes this season
    Expect a slightly slower than normal storm season with three to six hurricanes, including one to two major ones, government forecasters said Thursday. The lukewarm outlook, which calls for eight to 13 storms overall, assumes El NiƱo will arrive by the...
  • NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino

    NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino
    A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
  • Memorial Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot

    Memorial Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot
    It should be a great holiday weekend for a backyard barbecue or hitting the pool - if you don't mind the heat. Temperatures are predicted to reach 90 degrees or higher today, Saturday and Sunday. Monday, Memorial Day, is expected to be a few degrees...
  • Our storm warning

    Too many coastal Virginia residents will not be moved by the bluster accompanying the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Dire predictions of powerful storms will be met by bravado and tales of having already endured the worst Mother Nature could...
  • Hurricane center goes modern

    Hurricane center goes modern
    The National Hurricane Center is extremely high tech, drawing on satellites, supercomputers and reconnaissance aircraft. But its storm reports, written in all capital letters, are still stuck in the 1800s. As of this storm season, the center is...
  • Female-named hurricanes not taken seriously enough, study says

    Female-named hurricanes not taken seriously enough, study says
    When it comes to hurricanes, girls can be real killers. Yet not enough people take them seriously enough, a new study has found. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that female-named storms have...
  • National Hurricane Center notes Atlantic season's first area of interest for cyclone formation

    National Hurricane Center notes Atlantic season's first area of interest for cyclone formation
    The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday designated its first area of interest for possible tropical cyclone formation, a gathering of thunderstorms in the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters called it a "complex low pressure area" in the southern Bay of...
  • Seven-day tropical forecasts still need work

    Seven-day tropical forecasts still need work
    Imagine knowing six or seven days in advance where a tropical storm or hurricane might strike land. It would give residents, businesses and the military plenty of time to prepare. The National Hurricane Center plans to make that happen, after making...