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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Gonzalo strengthens into Category 4 hurricane: NHC

    (Reuters) - Gonzalo has strengthened over the Atlantic into a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday. Gonzalo was located about 640 miles (1,025 km) south-southwest of Bermuda with...
  • City stays soggy as rain continues into 4th day

    One to 2 inches of rain had fallen across the Chicago area Tuesday evening, but metro rainfall totals may approach 3 inches before rain finally ends late Wednesday. Officially at O'Hare International Airport, 1.1 inches had fallen by 8 p.m. Tuesday, the...
  • Hurricane Gonzalo strengthens, takes aim at Virgin Islands

    Hurricane Gonzalo strengthens, takes aim at Virgin Islands
    Hurricane Gonzalo strengthened as it swirled in the northern Caribbean toward the British Virgin Islands overnight, the National Hurricane Center said. Gonzalo's center is expected to pass just northeast of the British Virgin Islands in the early...
  • Gonzalo becomes year's sixth hurricane

    Gonzalo becomes year's sixth hurricane
    A tropical cyclone named Gonzalo became the year's sixth hurricane as it moved through the Virgin Island on Monday afternoon. The storm was about 20 miles southeast of St. Martin with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of Monday afternoon, and...
  • Tropical Storm Gonzalo forecast to become a hurricane

    Tropical Storm Gonzalo forecast to become a hurricane
    Tropical Storm Gonzalo, 5 a.m. Monday OUTLOOK:  Gonzalo sped up its westward progress and is forecast to become a hurricane by Tuesday. It is expected to continue to move west through Monday. A turn to the west-northwest is forecast on Monday night. The...
  • Tropical storm Gonzalo likely to become hurricane by Monday night

    Tropical storm Gonzalo likely to become hurricane by Monday night
    Tropical storm Gonzalo is strengthening and is forecast to become a hurricane on Monday night or Tuesday while it moves through the Leeward Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory. The storm, with sustained winds of 60...
  • Easy hurricane year in the Atlantic? Thank the Pacific

    Easy hurricane year in the Atlantic? Thank the Pacific
    Fourteen hurricanes, a record eight of them major, have emerged so far this season — in the Eastern Pacific. That's good news for hurricane-prone South Florida because whenever the Pacific is extremely busy, the Atlantic storm season is generally...
  • Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding

    Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding
    Can street flooding be crowdsourced? Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets. When the app launches in a...
  • Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end

    Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end
    As a tropical cyclone churned the Atlantic Ocean this month, a drone watched from above, dropping a paper-towel-roll-sized set of sensors attached to a parachute through the clouds on a 20-minute, 10-mile journey. The instruments revealed dry air low in...
  • Japan facing second typhoon as Vongfong approaches

    Japan facing second typhoon as Vongfong approaches
    A super typhoon that currently has winds of more than 150 mph could make landfall in Japan this weekend, making it the second storm to head for the country in recent days.  Typhoon Vongfong on Tuesday was about 750 miles southeast of Okinawa, Japan, and...
  • Tropical Storm Simon sending big waves to California beaches

    Tropical Storm Simon sending big waves to California beaches
    Tropical Storm Simon off Baja Mexico is creating high surf along local beaches, prompting warnings of strong rip currents and possible coastal flooding. The National Weather Service issued a warning Monday for high surf and strong rip currents along...