| May 18, 2015
| 1:51 PM
Now there's a nice easy shortcut to the National Hurricane Center's website:
“It’s just easier to remember,” says Dennis Feltgen, the center's spokesman.
The hurricane center's official link is nhc.noaa.gov.
| May 17, 2015
| 2:56 PM
It may seem a paradox: Tropical Storm Ana arrived before the June 1 start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season even though experts offer a slower-than-normal outlook.
James Franklin, the top hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center, said...
| 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-...
| 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 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 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 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 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...
| May 12, 2015
| 10:02 AM
What’s the difference between a subtropical and tropical storm?
That question always comes up after a subtropical system emerges, as did Ana last week.
The simple answer is: subtropical storms tend to be big, loose systems that have a vague...
| 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...
| May 9, 2015
| 6:03 PM
Beachgoers were warned away, emergency officials kept a watchful eye and at least one graduation ceremony was forced indoors as Tropical Storm Ana plodded toward the Carolinas on Saturday in an early heaping of rough weather weeks ahead of the official...