| May 3, 2015
| 12:14 PM
Although the official start of hurricane season is still almost a month away, the first storm might form later this week.
The National Hurricane Center on Sunday said a low-pressure system north of the Bahamas could gradually acquire subtropical...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 6:55 AM
It was astonishing enough when Florida went six storm seasons without a hurricane strike as of 2011, setting a record.
Now we’ve gone nine straight seasons without a hit. Considering Florida historically is a hurricane punching bag, that’s...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 12:33 PM
They weigh only 13 pounds, have a five-foot wingspan and look rather frail.
Yet these small drones, called Coyotes, are designed to penetrate the most violent quadrants of a hurricane and the in the process glean crucial atmospheric information that...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 12:24 PM
Each year, forecasters draw on a fresh list of 21 names to track tropical storms and hurricanes as they emerge in the Atlantic, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.
The names alternate between male and female and progress alphabetically. There are no names...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 7:16 AM
Big-name bands frequently go on multi-city tours to promote their music.
Next month, National Hurricane Center officials will conduct a six-city tour - with two of those in Florida - to promote hurricane preparedness.
"The U.S. was again spared from a...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 3:23 PM
If a hurricane is closing in on your neighborhood, the National Weather Service wants you to know what you will likely face.
So it is creating an interactive map on its homepage to tell you how your home in any particular storm could be affected by...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 1:05 PM
No surprise, the National Hurricane Center set several accuracy records while predicting the paths of storms in 2014. That's been the case for several years now.
The center also improved intensity forecasts last year – and markedly so with five-day...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 1:39 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane predictions as much as a week from impact. A graphic showing where and when the wind will start to grow mean. And forecasts for a storm that hasn't even formed yet.
These are some potential tools of the near future that...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 7:25 AM
The National Hurricane Center plans to implement a number of procedural changes in the upcoming season, such as shrinking the cone of uncertainty.
One of the most important ones: issuing a public advisory every three hours when watches and warnings...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 9:35 AM
No surprise, the National Hurricane Center set several accuracy records while predicting the paths of storms in 2014. That’s been the case for several years now.
The center also improved intensity forecasts across the board last year – and...