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National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center
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  • Hurricane center monitors first disturbance of season

    Hurricane center monitors first disturbance of season
    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...
  • Don't count on 10 years of tropical calm

    Don't count on 10 years of tropical calm
    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...
  • Small drones prove up to hurricane tasks

    Small drones prove up to hurricane tasks
    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...
  • What storms will be named

    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...
  • Hurricane officials to take off on awareness tour

    Hurricane officials to take off on awareness tour
    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...
  • New interactive hurricane map details risks you face

    New interactive hurricane map details risks you face
    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...
  • 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...
  • Don't assume hurricane forecasts will be on target

    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...
  • Future hurricane warnings? 7 days ahead, maybe before storm forms

    Future hurricane warnings? 7 days ahead, maybe before storm forms
    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...
  • New tropical advisory schedule to add consistency

    New tropical advisory schedule to add consistency
    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...
  • Hurricane center breaks accuracy records - again

    Hurricane center breaks accuracy records - again
    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...