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Tropical Weather

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • National Hurricane Center may change warning criteria after Sandy

    National Hurricane Center may change warning criteria after Sandy
    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....
  • Tropical Storm Nadine update: Strengthening slows as storm turns

    Tropical Storm Nadine update: Strengthening slows as storm turns
    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...
  • Tropical Storm Patty no threat to Florida

    Tropical Storm Patty no threat to Florida
    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...
  • They call the wind Sandy

    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...
  • Tuesday: Hot; Tropical Storm Michael forms

    Tuesday: Hot; Tropical Storm Michael forms
    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,...
  • Forget 'Snowmageddon': Weather Channel to assign names to winter storms

    Forget 'Snowmageddon': Weather Channel to assign names to winter storms
    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?...