| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:40 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:10 AM
The death toll from a super typhoon, the strongest to hit southern China in 40 years, has risen to 33, state media said on Monday, after leaving at least 77 dead in the Philippines last week.
Typhoon Rammasun struck the island province of Hainan on...
| Jun 1, 2014
The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off Sunday, and federal forecasters say odds are we'll be seeing fewer hurricanes than normal.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects an El Nino to develop this summer, a weather...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Seeking timely tropical updates from social media? Twitter is a better bet than Facebook, the National Hurricane Center says.
That's because of Facebook's policy of filtering news stories that don't fit its format.
The result: only 16 percent of the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:47 AM
As if we aren't jittery enough when tropical storms head our way, now we can watch disturbances approach.
Starting July 1, the National Hurricane Center will put on its website colorful graphics that identify systems that could grow into storms and...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:24 AM
After struggling for decades, the National Hurricane Center saw marked progress with intensity predictions in the past season. Yet its track forecasts, an area where it generally excels, were only so-so.
The up and down projections both stemmed from a...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:48 AM
If a hurricane is headed your way, you better pronounce its name right. To that end, the National Hurricane Center offers a storm name pronunciation guide on its web site, nhc.noaa.gov.
Some are a bit tricky, such as Cristobal (krees-TOH-bahl) and...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:46 PM
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....