| Apr 22, 2015
| 7:16 AM
Big-name bands frequently go on multi-city tours to promote their music.
Next month, National Hurricane Center officials will conduct a six-city tour - with two of those in Florida - to promote hurricane preparedness.
"The U.S. was again spared from a...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 3:23 PM
If a hurricane is closing in on your neighborhood, the National Weather Service wants you to know what you will likely face.
So it is creating an interactive map on its homepage to tell you how your home in any particular storm could be affected by...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 11:39 AM
The initial hurricane outlook calls for a calm season with only seven named storms this year — but don't exhale yet.
In the past century, 27 seasons have had seven or fewer storms but Florida was hit by a hurricane or tropical storm in 20 of them....
| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:00 PM
When a tropical system appears on the horizon, some of us rush to the computer, call up the models and try to figure out where it might go, how strong it might get.
No matter that those models frequently resemble spaghetti, going in different...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 1:05 PM
No surprise, the National Hurricane Center set several accuracy records while predicting the paths of storms in 2014. That's been the case for several years now.
The center also improved intensity forecasts last year – and markedly so with five-day...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 9:35 AM
No surprise, the National Hurricane Center set several accuracy records while predicting the paths of storms in 2014. That’s been the case for several years now.
The center also improved intensity forecasts across the board last year – and...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 1:39 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane predictions as much as a week from impact. A graphic showing where and when the wind will start to grow mean. And forecasts for a storm that hasn't even formed yet.
These are some potential tools of the near future that...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 1:57 PM
One team of hurricane forecasters is predicting the quietest storm season since the 1950s and 1960s because of El Niño, which can inhibit tropical cyclone formation.
Forecasters at the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University are...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 7:08 AM
Some Florida weather myths exposed, courtesy of Jim Lushine, our resident weather expert:
If you are struck by lightning you will die: For every person killed by lightning, 10 others live, though they can be seriously injured. Bottom line, when you hear...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 7:25 AM
The National Hurricane Center plans to implement a number of procedural changes in the upcoming season, such as shrinking the cone of uncertainty.
One of the most important ones: issuing a public advisory every three hours when watches and warnings...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The climate phenomenon called El Niño has arrived for the first time in five years, and with it could come a decrease in the upcoming season's risk of hurricanes.
El Niño is a rise in the temperature of the central Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon with global...