| May 20, 2013
| 10:53 AM
The 2013 hurricane season is upon us. After a very busy 2012 hurricane season — with 19 named storms and 10 hurricanes — it looks like we will keep up the busy pace with a forecast of 18 named storms and nine hurricanes for 2013.
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:56 PM
This letter was sent to the head of the Maryland Department of Environment and a similar one was sent to the head of the Department of Natural Resources. A copy was provided for publication.
In August, the U.S. Geological Survey published a report...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Despite being one of the most active on record, the 2012 hurricane season lacked power -- Superstorm Sandy notwithstanding -- making it a "highly unusual year", according to one storm forecaster.
The season officially ends Friday, and some...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Wouldn't you know it.
On the last day of the 2012 hurricane season, a disturbance pops up in the middle of the Atlantic.
Not that it poses a threat to South Florida or any other land area. Models indicate the low-pressure area likely will drift...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:17 PM
The next time a system like Superstorm Sandy threatens a coastline, a hurricane warning will be posted.
That’s because the National Hurricane Center has altered the definition of a hurricane warning, now allowing one to be issued even if a...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The National Hurricane Center may loosen the criteria it uses in issuing hurricane warnings so that future storms like Superstorm Sandy would prompt the same alerts as if they were still officially classified as hurricanes, according to AccuWeather.com....
| Sep 14, 2012
| 7:42 AM
Tropical Storm Nadine has lingered at just below hurricane strength, but is expected to meet less favorable conditions as it turns northeast, away from the U.S.
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph as of 5 a.m. Friday, little changed from...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Now we have Tropical Storm Patty, the 16th named storm of this bustling hurricane season.
After quickly emerging as a tropical depression this morning, the system poses little or no threat to Florida, or any other land area for that matter, as it is...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 7:49 AM
One of my predecessors on The Sun's copy desk, Bob Grover, once briskly called for a halt to "silly pointless hair-splitting debates." It was futile, of course; copy editors live for silly pointless hair-splitting debates. The late storm the weather...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 8:03 AM
The weather might start to cool a bit up North in September. But here in South Florida, the heat is still on.
Tuesday's forecast: Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s, lows in the mid 70s and a 40 percent chance of showers and storms,...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 10:17 AM
The massive snowstorm that blanketed Baltimore and much of the northeast in February 2010 garnered the name "Snowmageddon" from social media users suffering from extreme cabin fever. This winter, how about storms named Brutus, Iago, Helen or even Q?...