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National Hurricane Center

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  • Websites, apps help you track and prepare

    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. Forecasts: National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
  • Hurricane center director says too many people unprepared

    Hurricane center director says too many people unprepared
    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...
  • Tour promotes hurricane awareness

    Tour promotes hurricane awareness
    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...
  • Hurricane center improves intensity predictions

    Hurricane center improves intensity predictions
    After struggling for decades, the National Hurricane Center saw marked progress with intensity predictions in the past season. Yet its track forecasts, an area where it generally excels, were only so-so. The up and down projections both stemmed from a...
  • Hurricane center: Twitter beats Facebook

    Hurricane center: Twitter beats Facebook
    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...
  • How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?

    How do you pronounce Isaias, anyway?
    If a hurricane is headed your way, you better pronounce its name right. To that end, the National Hurricane Center offers a storm name pronunciation guide on its web site, nhc.noaa.gov. Some are a bit tricky, such as Cristobal (krees-TOH-bahl) and...
  • Want to flee? Here's what you should know

    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...
  • 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...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur is early, but not by much

    Tropical Storm Arthur is early, but not by much
    Arthur isn't the earliest tropical storm ever to form in the Atlantic, but it did spring up about a week earlier than the 43-year average, according to the National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And if Arthur...
  • Hurricane Arthur takes aim at Outer Banks for Fourth of July

    Hurricane Arthur takes aim at Outer Banks for Fourth of July
    Hurricane Arthur is expected to brush the Outer Banks of North Carolina early on the Fourth of July, but forecasts are only taking it further from the Delmarva coast after that. Hurricane warnings are in effect for coastal North Carolina, and the...
  • Hurricane Arthur heading to Category 2 but still not major 2014 storm

    Hurricane Arthur heading to Category 2 but still not major 2014 storm
    NOAA has predicted one to two major hurricanes this season, and Hurricane Arthur will probably not be one of them. Arthur is "not a bellwether," said Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane Center. "We are not forecasting it to be a major...