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Tropical Weather

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  • From the Boathouse: Beware hurricane-force conditions on West Coast

    Ahoy, and welcome to a preseason hurricane! Good friend, airline captain and fellow Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club member Jeff Diercksmeier begins his article in the yacht club's newsletter with "from the flight deck." Very appropriate, since I am sure...
  • NOAA predicts 'possibly extremely active' hurricane season

    NOAA predicts 'possibly extremely active' hurricane season
    U.S. government meteorologists predict a “possibly extremely active” hurricane season in 2013, the top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official said Thursday, with as many as half a dozen major hurricanes. NOAA expects 13...
  • Showers and storms return this week

    Showers and storms return this week
    After a mostly sunny holiday weekend, South Florida can expect to see showers and storms return this week. Much of the region already has seen moderate to heavy showers this morning, making for a wet morning commute.  South Florida's Tuesday...
  • 2013: What to expect

    2013: What to expect
    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. However, we...
  • Weather service fires former hurricane chief Bill Proenza

    Weather service fires former hurricane chief Bill Proenza
    Bill Proenza said fighting to ensure forecasts are as accurate as possible and speaking his mind has gotten him into trouble again. This time, he was fired as a top manager for the National Weather Service. Proenza, 68, was ousted as National...
  • 2012 was warmest year on record for U.S., NOAA confirms

    2012 was warmest year on record for U.S., NOAA confirms
    A record-warm spring, second-warmest summer, fourth-warmest winter and above-normal fall made 2012 the warmest year on record for the contiguous states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was a foregone conclusion...
  • The DOT Clears Timber Along the Merritt Parkway, But Some Worry About the Aesthetic Effect

    The DOT Clears Timber Along the Merritt Parkway, But Some Worry About the Aesthetic Effect
    As the worst storm in recent Connecticut history started to tear through the northeast in late October, the inevitable happened: authorities closed the Merritt Parkway. Like the two major weather events before Hurricane Sandy — the tropical...
  • Letter: Eastern Shore senator questions state's plan for dealing with sediment behind Conowingo Dam

    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...
  • 'Unusual' hurricane season among busiest, but lacked strength besides Sandy

    'Unusual' hurricane season among busiest, but lacked strength besides Sandy
    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...
  • Hurricane season's not quite over

    Hurricane season's not quite over
    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...
  • Warning will be posted next time there's a Sandy

    Warning will be posted next time there's a Sandy
    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...