| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:20 PM
AccuWeather.com has joined two forecast teams calling for a relatively slow hurricane season. It predicts 10 named storms, including five hurricanes, two intense.
In April, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray of Colorado State University and Tropical...
| Aug 30, 2014
September 10 marks the statistical peak of hurricane season. Although Florida has escaped serious storms so far this year, we know that we have been lucky.
We did not feel so lucky in South Florida 22 years ago when Hurricane Andrew made landfall and...
| May 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When the phone rang, the beating in the Lawndale motel stopped.
Howard Bloomgarden, a 26-year-old college grad and self-styled mobster, was calling from Miami. He was checking on a cross-country manhunt that was reaching its climax on this night in 1994...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:30 AM
When I click over to the Travel Channel, it’s usually to watch Man vs. Food, where some guy gorges himself with outlandish amounts of savory but artery-clogging fare.
At 10 p.m. this Saturday, I’ll be able to watch myself – on a show...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Twenty years ago, I interviewed Frank Nutter, then and now president of the Reinsurance Assn. of America, on the threat climate change posed to the $2-trillion-plus global property and casualty insurance industry.
"It is clear," he said back then, "that...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Bertha, the Atlantic's second named storm of the season, became the second to reach hurricane status as well Monday morning.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph as of 11 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. It was about 230...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Florida has been clobbered by hurricanes more often in even years than odd; not such great news since this is 2014.
The state also has a tendency to be hit after long periods of tropical peace, and our last strike was eight years ago.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:42 AM
Expect a hot week with the usual chance of afternoon storms, pretty much the norm for late spring.
You also can expect the heat to continue to build over the coming weeks, as we make our way into summer.
South Florida's Monday forecast calls for...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 10:20 AM
I took a trip down memory lane for my Sunday print column today, marking 24 years since I first moved to South Florida and started working for the Sun Sentinel back in June 1989. (Actually back then, it was technically still the Fort Lauderdale News &...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Federal sequestation could hurt Florida’s ability to recover in the aftermath of a hurricane because less money will be available to prepare the National Guard, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday.
Further, he said National Guardsmen are to be...