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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us

    Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us
    It was a mushy tropical wave near Central Florida — yet it unleashed a torrent of rain that flooded streets from Miami to Jupiter on Tuesday. Whether a weak wave or a powerful hurricane, tropical systems can pound coastal areas even if they're 1,...
  • Fewer hurricanes predicted in updated forecast

    Forecasters upped the odds for a slow hurricane season Thursday, predicting even fewer storms as record strong winds in the upper atmosphere keep a lid on brewing storms. Just five to 10 storms are predicted over the rest of the season that runs...
  • It's been 10 years since Hurricane Charley took a swing at Florida

    It's been 10 years since Hurricane Charley took a swing at Florida
    Ten years ago Hurricane Charley came barreling up Interstate 4 beginning Florida's season of tropical pain. Charley first formed as a tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 9 and so began the summer of our discontent. It organized just north...
  • Hawaii braces for two hurricanes

    Hawaii braces for two hurricanes
    Hawaii braced for a one-two punch from a pair of major storms barreling toward the archipelago on Thursday, with Hurricane Iselle leading the way bringing high winds and heavy surf as Hurricane Julio gathered steam behind it, U.S. officials said. Wind...
  • Earthquake hits as Hawaii braces for hurricanes

    As Hawaii braced Thursday for two hurricanes - which would be the first to hit the state in 22 years - a magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook Waimea on the eastern shore of the Big Island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning...
  • Tropical storm Bertha moving well offshore U.S. coast: NHC

    (Reuters) - Tropical storm Bertha is moving north-northeastward well offshore of the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. The storm, located about 415 miles (665km) northwest of Bermuda, is likely to become a...
  • Hurricane Bertha expected to weaken on Tuesday: NHC

    (Reuters) - Bertha, the second hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season, is expected to weaken on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Monday. The hurricane is located about 490 miles (790 km) west of Bermuda,...
  • Bertha reaches hurricane status but isn't forecast to strike land

    Bertha reaches hurricane status but isn't forecast to strike land
    Bertha, the Atlantic's second named storm of the season, became the second to reach hurricane status as well Monday morning. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph as of 11 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. It was about 230...
  • El Nino usually means fewer hurricanes for S.C.

    COLUMBIA, S.C. As the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins to heat up this summer so does the ocean surface in the equatorial Pacific, and that's good news for South Carolina. The warming in the Pacific, known as El Nino, affects weather patterns...
  • Tropical Storm Bertha forms; not expected to reach U.S. shores

    Tropical Storm Bertha forms; not expected to reach U.S. shores
    Tropical Storm Bertha formed late Thursday night, forecast to be headed toward the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, but not U.S. shores. The storm was about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados as of 8 a.m., with maximum sustained winds...
  • Tropical wave expected to become depression

    Tropical wave expected to become depression
    Tropical disturbance, 2 a.m. Thursday update OUTLOOK: The tropical wave in the Central Atlantic has been battling dry air and wind shear but shower activity increased a little during the overnight hours.  The system could develop into a tropical...