| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:04 AM
When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible.
Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations.
National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:36 AM
Thanks in part to social media, many people these days take words like "failure" or "invitation" and cut them down to size for phrases like "epic fail" or "where's my invite?"
Well, Twitter fans and texters, the National Hurricane Center was all over...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:52 AM
With the 2014 Atlantic storm season starting Sunday, potentially thousands of Floridians are unprepared to deal with a powerful storm, and Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, fears they could be in for a bad surprise.
He notes that...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:35 AM
It was a mushy tropical wave near Central Florida — yet it unleashed a torrent of rain that flooded streets from Miami to Jupiter on Tuesday.
Whether a weak wave or a powerful hurricane, tropical systems can pound coastal areas even if they're 1,...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:05 AM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Seeking timely tropical updates from social media? Twitter is a better bet than Facebook, the National Hurricane Center says.
That's because of Facebook's policy of filtering news stories that don't fit its format.
The result: only 16 percent of the...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:25 AM
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.
| Aug 15, 2014
The mean season has arrived.
During the 10-week stretch from mid-August through October, the most powerful storms tend to form in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. It's also when South Florida is most likely to be struck.
"Almost all South...
| Aug 24, 2014
It had been a mushy batch of stormy weather in the Atlantic for days, not generating much concern. Now, it's time to pay closer attention.
That's because a newly formed tropical depression is forecast to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane and draw...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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...