| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Hurricane Sandy was a monster storm that generated unprecedented misery across an enormous territory, in large part because it merged with a polar system and became "Frankenstorm."
But there have been several other shocking storms that either went...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 6:20 PM
It was jokingly dubbed Frankenstorm by a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
However, that name has stuck and is creating a scare up and down the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast of the United...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:02 AM
Tropical Storm Sandy emerged in the southwest Caribbean on Monday afternoon and for now is projected to remain clear of Florida.
Also, for now, it is not forecast to strengthen into a hurricane.
Meanwhile, a new depression formed in the Central Atlantic...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:06 AM
A disturbance in the Central Caribbean likely will become the season’s next tropical depression or storm. The next named storm will be Sandy.
As of early Monday, the National Hurricane Center gave it a 80 percent chance of developing into a...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Columbus Day passed, and we were forced to celebrate a half-truth. As a 10th grader, I appreciate honoring extraordinary individuals to look up to, and it's undeniable that Christopher Columbus connected the Old World with a new one. However, society...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:43 PM
On Monday, Federal Employees will be off work and other U.S. citizens will have the day free as well, all because of an accident.
“When I was in school, Columbus Day was a day off,” Hagerstown resident Emily Ricketts, 23, said. “...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:10 PM
There's been plenty of angst and hand wringing in the Hokie nation over the last four days thanks to two Tech losses in three weeks.
But here's a subtle reminder that football is just a game. Tech defensive tackles Derrick Hopkins and Zack McCray, along...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:55 PM
After pounding Hispaniola, Cuba, and the Florida Keys, Tropical Storm Isaac may be taking aim on Louisiana later this week.
Computer forecast models are now showing a track of this system further to the west, and perhaps making landfall in Louisiana,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:53 AM
Though looking a little ragged, Tropical Storm Isaac continued its trek west across the Caribbean early Friday on a course that should take it over parts of Hispaniola today and Cuba starting on Saturday.
It also remains on a projected track that would...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:48 AM
As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night.
The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:13 AM
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaac took aim at the Dominican Republic and Haiti early Thursday, expected to gain strength after drenching tiny islands in its whirl over the eastern entrance to the Caribbean.
No major damage was reported,...