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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • No breaks for hurricane center

    No breaks for hurricane center
    The storm season is long over. But the National Hurricane Center still isn't taking a break. Because they have to wrap-up the season past and prepare for the one upcoming, forecasters often work as hard during the offseason as they do when storms are...
  • Dry season: Less rain, more breeze in South Florida

    Dry season: Less rain, more breeze in South Florida
    Get ready for a lot of bad hair days in the months ahead. South Florida tends to see its breeziest weather during the dry season because of the steady arrival of cold fronts, the National Weather Service said. Yet overall, Florida is one of the least...
  • Century-old publishing house goes to auction

    Century-old publishing house goes to auction
    The West Baltimore home of a defunct century-old book publisher that once commanded offices in Chicago and San Francisco will go on the auction block Wednesday — a casualty of Hurricane Katrina, technological change and even the "For Dummies"...
  • Bob Simpson, co-creator of Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, dies

    Bob Simpson, co-creator of Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, dies
    Bob Simpson was best known as being part of the team that created the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, where the monster storms are categorized from 1 to 5 based on how much damage they can leave. But he was a giant in the field of meteorology,...
  • In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands flee approaching typhoon

    In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands flee approaching typhoon
    Hundreds of thousands of people across a wide stretch of the Philippines sought refuge Friday in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centers as the island nation braced for another a  powerful typhoon. About 50 provinces covering more...
  • Weakened Typhoon Hagupit still dangerous as it plods across Philippines

    Weakened Typhoon Hagupit still dangerous as it plods across Philippines
    As a weakening Typhoon Hagupit inched its way across the Philippine archipelago Sunday, some parts of the country were still bracing for its arrival while others were recovering from the storm’s passing fury. At least three people were reported...
  • Baltimore-based agency to provide typhoon relief in Philippines

    Baltimore-based agency to provide typhoon relief in Philippines
    It was around this time last year that a Baltimore-based relief agency provided emergency assistance to the Philippines after a catastrophic typhoon killed thousands and ravaged large swaths of landscape. On Sunday morning, two additional members of...
  • Philippines typhoon downgraded, but death toll rises to at least 22

    Philippines typhoon downgraded, but death toll rises to at least 22
    Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a tropical storm Monday as it continued its slow march across the Philippines, leaving at least 22 people dead in its wake, according to the Red Cross. The storm was packing maximum sustained winds of 53 mph with gusts of...
  • Mostly sunny and warm this holiday weekend

    Mostly sunny and warm this holiday weekend
    It should be a nice Columbus Day weekend to play outdoors with lots of sun and little chance of rain. It also should be breezy. South Florida's Friday forecast calls for highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 70s. Gusts to 23 mph. While there is...
  • Quiet Atlantic hurricane season — and turbulent Pacific one — near end

    Quiet Atlantic hurricane season — and turbulent Pacific one — near end
    With the hurricane season ending Sunday, many around the country might be thinking, when did it even start? Of the eight named storms this year, six of them were hurricanes and only one of them, Category 2 Hurricane Arthur in July, made landfall on...
  • Hurricanes might be shifting north, sparing Florida

    Hurricanes might be shifting north, sparing Florida
    After decades of being battered, it's possible hurricanes are starting to veer away from Florida, experts say. Of the 61 hurricanes that have formed in the past nine years, 37 have aimed north in the Atlantic toward such places as Canada, the...