| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:00 PM
5 P.M. UPDATE: Chantal has dissipated into a tropical wave southeast of Jamaica, expected to bring rain to that nation, eastern Cuba and Florida by Friday. The system is still packing some tropical storm-force 45 mph winds.
ORIGINAL POST, 10:23 A.M.:...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:23 AM
A relatively quiet hurricane season is nearing its end, likely to be the first since 1994 without a major hurricane forming in the Atlantic, according to researchers at Colorado State University.
The season saw 13 named storms, which is about average....
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Last spring, forecasters warned that the 2013 hurricane season, which ended Saturday, would be an active and dangerous one.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 11 hurricanes. The British firm Tropical Storm Risk called for...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982.
Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Tropical Storm Jerry formed in the middle of the Atlantic on Monday morning, but it's not forecast to make landfall anywhere.
The tenth tropical cyclone of the season is ahead of the climatological norm; a J-named storm typically doesn't arrive until...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Can we take a little break from the relentless, pounding headache that is state politics and speak instead of snow? I have several agenda items:
No. 1. Should snowstorms have names? The notion that last Tuesday night's storm was named Chester rests...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived.
The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 6:41 AM
Dear Travel Diva: I saved up for six years to get enough points on my Royal Caribbean credit card to get a free three-night cruise from Miami to the Bahamas.
It was a disaster. It rained the whole time.
Our ship could not tender to (private island) Coco...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:30 PM
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How it works: After launching the app, you can choose to edit a photo in your device's camera library...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:01 PM
If Hurricane Irene continues on its current path, air travelers with flights anywhere from Norfolk to New England should probably plan on staying put this weekend.
Earlier this afternoon, both AirTran and Southwest Airlines, the largest carrier at...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 7:44 PM
After last week's earthquake and hurricane, only a blizzard was needed to complete the weather trifecta. Friday night, it took shape in the human form of Daquan Hurst. The multipurpose player from Booker T. Washington ran inside, outside and around most...