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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Typhoon pelts Guam with winds, rain; residents take shelter

    More than 1,100 people took refuge in shelters early Saturday as the center of a powerful Pacific typhoon glanced off Guam, hammering the U.S. territory with high winds, rain and huge waves. The storm knocked out power, downed trees and canceled...
  • What exactly is a subtropical storm?

    What exactly is a subtropical storm?
    What’s the difference between a subtropical and tropical storm? That question always comes up after a subtropical system emerges, as did Ana last week. The simple answer is: subtropical storms tend to be big, loose systems that have a vague...
  • Obama to visit hurricane center Thursday

    Obama to visit hurricane center Thursday
    President Obama is scheduled to visit the National Hurricane Center in Miami-Dade County on Thursday, a day after the government releases its hurricane season outlook. The White House said the president will receive a briefing on the outlook and...
  • Nice shortcut to hurricane center website

    Nice shortcut to hurricane center website
    Now there's a nice easy shortcut to the National Hurricane Center's website: hurricanes.gov “It’s just easier to remember,” says Dennis Feltgen, the center's spokesman. The hurricane center's official link is nhc.noaa.gov.    ...
  • Hurricane center monitors first disturbance of season

    Hurricane center monitors first disturbance of season
    Although the official start of hurricane season is still almost a month away, the first storm might form later this week. The National Hurricane Center on Sunday said a low-pressure system north of the Bahamas could gradually acquire subtropical...
  • Don't count on 10 years of tropical calm

    Don't count on 10 years of tropical calm
    It was astonishing enough when Florida went six storm seasons without a hurricane strike as of 2011, setting a record. Now we’ve gone nine straight seasons without a hit. Considering Florida historically is a hurricane punching bag, that’s...
  • Small drones prove up to hurricane tasks

    Small drones prove up to hurricane tasks
    They weigh only 13 pounds, have a five-foot wingspan and look rather frail. Yet these small drones, called Coyotes, are designed to penetrate the most violent quadrants of a hurricane and the in the process glean crucial atmospheric information that...
  • Hurricane officials to take off on awareness tour

    Hurricane officials to take off on awareness tour
    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...
  • Comcast's New Meerkat-Like Streaming (And Voice-Recognition Remote)

    Comcast's New Meerkat-Like Streaming (And Voice-Recognition Remote)
    Comcast, like any cable operator in Greater Hartford, knows why subscribers are bailing out of its television service. The Internet is taking over video entertainment. For the first time, Comcast announced in a recent earnings call, it has more Internet...
  • Tropical Storm Ana weakens to depression

    Tropical Storm Ana weakens to depression
    Tropical Storm Ana lost the last of its strength and was downgraded to a depression as it created wet and windy conditions along the North and South Carolina coasts. At 5 p.m. Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said the center of the depression was...
  • Heavy rainfall likely Monday as Ana passes Peninsula

    Heavy rainfall likely Monday as Ana passes Peninsula
    Heavy rainfall is likely on the Virginia Peninsula Monday as Tropical Depression Ana moves through the region.  There's also a chance for scattered thunderstorms, a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service states.  Localized...