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National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center
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  • Disaster prep event set in Weston

    Disaster prep event set in Weston
    The Weston Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services and Weston's Community Emergency Response Team will present a free disaster preparedness symposium at 6 p.m. May 28 at the Weston Community Center, 20200 Saddle Club...
  • Rainy and cloudy today; beware of rip currents

    Rainy and cloudy today; beware of rip currents
    It's not a great day to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, as it's rainy, cloudy and breezy out there, thanks in part to a disturbance near the Bahamas. Because of the winds, there's a high risk of rip currents at the beaches. South Florida's Tuesday forecast...
  • Meteor shower from remnants of Halley's comet peaks early Wednesday morning

    Meteor shower from remnants of Halley's comet peaks early Wednesday morning
    Those in the southern United States will have the best chance to cast their eyes to the sky overnight Tuesday, May 5 and into the morning hours of Wednesday, May 6 for a chance to see the peak of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Unfortunately, most of...
  • Sloppy disturbance could become subtropical storm on Thursday

    Sloppy disturbance could become subtropical storm on Thursday
    Tropical disturbance, Tuesday, May 5 OUTLOOK: Although still a disorganized mess of clouds, showers and thunderstorms, an expansive disturbance could strengthen into a subtropical or tropical storm by Thursday or Friday. If so, that likely would...
  • Forecasters watching year's first 'disturbance' in tropics

    Forecasters watching year's first 'disturbance' in tropics
    Though hurricane season doesn't officially start for nearly another month, the National Hurricane Center is watching for an area of low pressure that forecasters give a 30 percent chance of becoming a subtropical storm within the next five days. An area...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...