| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:08 AM
I greeted with sweet sadness last Thursday’s news that loss of funding had forced storm experts Phil Klotzbach and William Gray to shelve their crystal ball.
Each April for decades, these two guys — whom I like to think of as the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:14 AM
I'm going to admit -- I was pretty skeptical when I heard about a revamped Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore.
Though the Hard Rock chain itself has become a piece of classic Americana about classic Americana, its presence in Baltimore over the years has always...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong?
Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Even though the political deadlock that has forced a partial shutdown of the federal government continues, some emergency workers are going back to work to deal with the growing threat from Tropical Storm Karen.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:05 AM
Tropical Storm Karen 5 a.m. Friday advisory
OUTLOOK: Karen weakened slightly overnight but is expected to regain strength on Saturday or Saturday night. The storm could produce more than a foot of rain and a dangerous storm surge in eastern Louisana...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Tropical Storm Karen is forecast to make landfall on the coasts of Louisiana or Mississippi on Saturday, possibly as a weak hurricane, or at least close to that strength.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph as of Friday morning, moving...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Tropical Storm Karen weakened to a depression as it hovered off the Louisiana coast on Saturday after earlier fears it would reach hurricane strength prompted the evacuation of some coastal areas and disrupted U.S. energy output in the Gulf of Mexico....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On Monday, I was in Newport Beach, Calif., to speak at the annual client conference of PIMCO, the world's largest bond investment company. More than 300 of PIMCO's clients gathered for a three-day retreat around the timely theme of "Delivering in a...
| Oct 14, 2013
Long before its worst winds and waves slammed into Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was a storm to remember.
And by the time it rumbled away to the north about 6 p.m., it had battered the 100-mph gauges at the Norfolk...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:54 PM
•Dennis, Newport News: I wanted to compliment you on the story that Nicole Paitsel wrote about those large families and how they survive on a household budget. Three moms and 23 children. I enjoyed reading it. You learn a lot by reading these things...