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National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center
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  • Hurricane center to track storms before they form

    Hurricane center to track storms before they form
    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...
  • Tour promotes hurricane awareness

    Tour promotes hurricane awareness
    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...
  • Forecasters use technology to track storms

    Forecasters use technology to track storms
    Tracking hurricanes is a constantly evolving science. Every hurricane season, technology upgrades help us get a better understanding as to what's playing out in the heart of these storms. Different methods include using a blend of data from satellites,...
  • Be prepared: Hurricane websites and apps

    Be prepared: Hurricane websites and apps
    Social media, mobile applications and the Internet served as lifelines to millions of residents in the U.S. Northeast in 2012 when superstorm Sandy knocked out power and most other lines of communication. As hurricane season 2013 approaches, here is a...
  • What food should I have for a hurricane?

    What food should I have for a hurricane?
    In Florida, we share a history of bad dinner guests. You may not have had personal contact with Katrina, Ivan, Wilma, Charley, Frances and their buddies who blew through in recent years, but it's likely you know someone who did. When hurricane season...
  • Memorial Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot

    Memorial Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot
    It should be a great holiday weekend for a backyard barbecue or hitting the pool - if you don't mind the heat. Temperatures are predicted to reach 90 degrees or higher today, Saturday and Sunday. Monday, Memorial Day, is expected to be a few degrees...
  • How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?

    How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?
    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...
  • Hurricane center improves intensity predictions

    Hurricane center improves intensity predictions
    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...
  • 'Bombogenesis' Scary, But It Beats Politics

    Can we take a little break from the relentless, pounding headache that is state politics and speak instead of snow? I have several agenda items: No. 1. Should snowstorms have names? The notion that last Tuesday night's storm was named Chester rests...
  • Crystal Ball Cloudy With Chance Of Storm

    Last spring, forecasters warned that the 2013 hurricane season, which ended Saturday, would be an active and dangerous one. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 11 hurricanes. The British firm Tropical Storm Risk called for...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived. The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...