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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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  • Hurricane intensity era coming to an end?

    Hurricane intensity era coming to an end?
    Is the era of hurricane intensity drawing to a close? Such eras generally last between one and three decades, and we're in year 19. They tend to produce an abnormal number of hurricanes and major hurricanes each season, increasing the odds of a U.S....
  • 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...
  • Slow start to storm season, but stay alert

     Slow start to storm season, but stay alert
    Consider this week's deluge an important reminder. Yes, South Florida can use the rain, but the tropical disturbance that pummeled parts of our area Thursday and Friday — and possibly through the weekend — reminds us that we are hardly...
  • Peak of hurricane season doesn't mean much to South Florida

    Peak of hurricane season doesn't mean much to South Florida
    Sept. 10 is the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season - the date on which a hurricane is most likely to be swirling in the Atlantic. That's didn't happen this year. No matter. Sept. 10 doesn't mean much to South Florida - because 60...
  • Tropical disturbance over Bahamas to bring rain to Florida

    Tropical disturbance over Bahamas to bring rain to Florida
    A tropical disturbance over the Bahamas should bring an increase in showers and storms – and possibly nasty weather – to South Florida on Thursday and into the weekend. For now, the National Hurricane Center is giving the low-pressure area a...
  • Tropical Storm Edouard forms in Atlantic; Florida eyes disturbance

    Tropical Storm Edouard forms in Atlantic; Florida eyes disturbance
    Tropical Storm Edouard, 11 p.m. Thursday advisory OUTLOOK: After emerging in the eastern Atlantic this morning, Tropical Depression Six has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Edouard, the fifth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season....
  • Tropical storm Polo threatens battered Mexican resort of Los Cabos

    SAN JOSE DEL CABO (Reuters) - Tropical storm Polo barreled nearer on Friday to the Mexican Pacific resort of Los Cabos where thousands of troops were restoring order following widespread chaos caused by Hurricane Odile at the start of the week. Odile...
  • Hurricane Norbert sending high surf, possible rain to California

    The latest hurricane spinning off Baja California could could bring rain and thunderstorms to the Southland over the coming days, as well as high surf and tides that could produce minor flooding, forecasters warned. As Hurricane Norbert slowly moves...
  • Southern California may see some rain from Hurricane Norbert

    Southern California may see some rain from Hurricane Norbert
    The latest hurricane churning off the coast of Baja California could bring some rain and thunderstorms to parts of drought-stricken Southern California, forecasters said Friday. As Hurricane Norbert slowly moves northwest along Mexico's Baja peninsula,...
  • Polo becomes hurricane off Mexico's Pacific Coast

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical storm Polo became a hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said, with maximum sustained winds of almost 75 miles per hour (120 kph) expected to strengthen. Polo was 180...