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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Wrestler Hurricane Helms at home with comic book fans at 2013 Florida Supercon

     Wrestler Hurricane Helms at home with comic book fans at 2013 Florida Supercon
    Shane “The Hurricane” Helms is one of the most influential wrestlers of recent times. While Rey Mysterio Jr. brought the masked Lucha Libre style to the mainstream, Hurricane Helms was a pioneer of the comic-book-loving superhero wrestler....
  • Warm and breezy today; cooler tonight

    Warm and breezy today; cooler tonight
    With cooler air starting to flow into the region, we should see a warm - not hot - afternoon and a mild evening. It also should be breezy, with gusts up to 20 mph. South Florida's Thursday forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with high temperatures in...
  • National Weather Service Gets Big Computing Boost

    The U.S. National Weather Service is getting a quantum jump in computing power that will significantly improve its forecasting and storm tracking abilities to better protect the country from severe weather. "This is a game changer," Louis Uccellini, who...
  • Remembering Great Hurricane of 1933

    Remembering Great Hurricane of 1933
    Eighty years ago, much of the Mid-Atlantic was recovering from the Great Hurricane of 1933, which struck Aug. 23, 1933. The storm caused widespread destruction and killed 13 people in Maryland, and the scars are visible today. One of the biggest is the...
  • 10-foot waves and 100-mph winds made Hurricane Hazel an October storm to remember

    10-foot waves and 100-mph winds made Hurricane Hazel an October storm to remember
    Long before its worst winds and waves slammed into Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was a storm to remember. And by the time it rumbled away to the north about 6 p.m., it had battered theĀ  100-mph gauges at the Norfolk...
  • Search database: FEMA, state payments from 2004 hurricane damage

    Search database: FEMA, state payments from 2004 hurricane damage
  • Hurricane Katrina struck eight years ago

    Hurricane Katrina struck eight years ago
    The images of the destruction and death were the only thing on the news in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's Louisiana landfall eight years ago today. Katrina, which had formed on Aug. 23 and made its way across Florida as a Category 1 hurricane grew...
  • Two tropical waves pop up

    Two tropical waves pop up
    Two tropical waves have popped up on the National Hurricane Center's radar. Both face a struggle to develop, as they likely will encounter dry air and wind shear, the same atmospheric factors that have prevented any hurricanes from forming so far this...
  • Gas Prices Down Ahead of Labor Day Weekend

     
    Heading into Labor Day weekend, gas prices have dropped 21 cents versus year-ago levels. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $3.54 nationally on Tuesday, according to AAA. A year ago it was $3.75 ??? a record at the time......
  • Tropical Storm Gabrielle could soon break lull in hurricane season

    Tropical Storm Gabrielle could soon break lull in hurricane season
    The season's seventh tropical storm, to be named Gabrielle, could form within the next few days off the west African coast, but the hurricane season is meanwhile falling increasingly behind its typical pace -- likely the sixth season since 1944 without...
  • Ongoing hurricane drought is rare, but 2+ weeks from a record

    Ongoing hurricane drought is rare, but 2+ weeks from a record
    No hurricanes have formed yet in the Atlantic this season, nor do any appear imminent, making it the slowest start to a hurricane season in more than a decade. But it would need to keep up for a couple of weeks to be record-setting. Six tropical...