| May 30, 2013
| 12:10 PM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:57 PM
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...
| May 28, 2013
| 1:15 PM
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...
| 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.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:12 AM
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:15 PM
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...
| 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...