| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Nancy Lacy looked out at the naked palm trees, the boulder-filled infinity pools and the concrete sea wall that once was and now wasn't.
"Wow," she said quietly from the reception area at her Cabo San Lucas hotel. "It's all gone."
Nearly one month...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:05 AM
The National Hurricane Center implores us not to look beyond its official forecast - as in, don't speculate about what a tropical system might do in the future.
Remind me to do that more often.
On Wednesday, one of the most reliable models, the GFS,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:05 AM
Expect more clouds and some scattered showers today, courtesy of tropical moisture streaming up from the Caribbean. It also should be breezy.
The weekend should be much nicer with plenty of sun and mild to warm temperatures.
South Florida's Friday...
| Oct 26, 2014
The vehicle in front of me flaunted a bumper sticker: "Global Warming is a Hoax." How, I scoffed, can someone in this day and time — and in a state as vulnerable as Florida — think weather scientists are perpetrating a hoax?
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:08 AM
Tropical weather outlook, 2 a.m. Tuesday
OUTLOOK: The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave that's interacting with an upper-level trough stretching for a few hundred miles from the Lesser Antilles eastward over the Atlantic Ocean. ...
| 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 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...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Top hurricane forecasters launched a five-city tour Monday, riding in a WP-3 Orion turboprop. Their mission: urge Gulf Coast residents to brace for the upcoming storm season.
"The United States was spared from a hurricane last year, but that does not...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Tropical depression, 11 p.m. Tuesday
Tropical Depression No. 9 is expected to approach the Mexican state of Campeche late Wednesday. Tropical storm warnings have been issued. In South Florida, more rain is expected over the next few days....
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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...