| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:40 AM
It should be a nice day to fly kite, mostly sunny and breezy. It also should be hot with a small chance of rain in the evening.
South Florida's Thursday forecast calls for highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 70s. Gusts to 20 mph. Friday's...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:35 AM
It was a most turbulent era.
Not only did it cover the Great Depression and the early years of World War II – the 13-year-stretch from 1931 to 1943 experienced some of the most catastrophic hurricane seasons on record.
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Is the era of hurricane intensity drawing to a close?
Such eras generally last between one and three decades, and we're in year 19. They tend to produce an abnormal number of hurricanes and major hurricanes each season, increasing the odds of a U.S....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:45 AM
October is usually a pleasant month in South Florida with lots of sun and comfortable temperatures.
But this one might get off on the wrong foot - when it arrives on Wednesday - as there's a good chance of showers and storms most afternoons this week....
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:15 PM
As a tropical cyclone churned the Atlantic Ocean this month, a drone watched from above, dropping a paper-towel-roll-sized set of sensors attached to a parachute through the clouds on a 20-minute, 10-mile journey.
The instruments revealed dry air low in...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Are you satisfied with National Weather Service forecasts and warnings? Now's your chance to weigh in.
The weather service has posted a link to a customer satisfaction survey – atop the National Hurricane Center's website, nhc.noaa.gov – and...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...