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National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center
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  • 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...
  • Hurricane facts: Florida hit more often in even years

    Hurricane facts: Florida hit more often in even years
    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. The National...
  • Want to flee? Here's what you should know

    If you want to evacuate, where should you go? Emergency managers urge residents if possible to hunker down in their own county – at least five to 10 miles inland. If you leave, you risk getting stuck in traffic, running out of gas or being chased...
  • Models help amateur and elite forecasters

    When a tropical system appears on the horizon, some of us rush to the computer, call up the models and try to figure out where it might go, how strong it might get. No matter that those models frequently resemble spaghetti, going in different...
  • How to navigate hurricane center's site

    If you want tropical information straight from the source, visit the National Hurricane Center's web site, nhc.noaa.gov. While it's fairly easy to navigate, here are some pointers. Start by checking the main blue map, which provides an overview of all...
  • Hurricane center goes modern

    Hurricane center goes modern
    The National Hurricane Center is extremely high tech, drawing on satellites, supercomputers and reconnaissance aircraft. But its storm reports, written in all capital letters, are still stuck in the 1800s. As of this storm season, the center is...
  • Seven-day tropical forecasts still need work

    Seven-day tropical forecasts still need work
    Imagine knowing six or seven days in advance where a tropical storm or hurricane might strike land. It would give residents, businesses and the military plenty of time to prepare. The National Hurricane Center plans to make that happen, after making...
  • Showers and storms this week

    Showers and storms this week
    Though we'll see some sun here and there, expect showers and storms throughout the week, thanks to tropical moisture flowing over the region. Rain begain moving across much of South Florida before dawn Monday and some areas have already experienced up...
  • Hurricanes with women's names significantly more deadly: study

    Hurricanes with women's names significantly more deadly: study
    Bertha, Dolly, Fay and Hanna could be on the way now that the Atlantic hurricane season started Sunday. And recent research suggests it’s time to give the storms with feminine names a bit more respect. According to a recent study by University...
  • Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths

    Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Would more residents of New Orleans have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 if it had been named Kurt? A study published on Monday suggests they would have, perhaps reducing Katrina's death toll of more than 1,800....
  • 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...