| May 15, 2015
| 3:29 PM
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...
| May 12, 2015
| 10:02 AM
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...
| May 22, 2015
| 1:50 AM
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...
| May 18, 2015
| 1:51 PM
Now there's a nice easy shortcut to the National Hurricane Center's website:
“It’s just easier to remember,” says Dennis Feltgen, the center's spokesman.
The hurricane center's official link is nhc.noaa.gov.
| May 3, 2015
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 6:55 AM
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...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 7:16 AM
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...
| May 11, 2015
| 2:44 PM
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...
| May 10, 2015
| 3:45 PM
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...
| May 11, 2015
| 1:18 AM
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.