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Tropical Weather

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  • With hurricanes, it only takes one hit

    Every year, forecasters predict how many tropical storms and hurricanes will impact the U.S. coastline during hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30. This year, recent models have indicated a below average season because of a likely El Niņo...
  • Hurricane center goes modern

    Hurricane center goes modern
    The National Hurricane Center is extremely high tech, drawing on satellites, supercomputers and reconnaissance aircraft. But its storm reports, written in all capital letters, are still stuck in the 1800s. As of this storm season, the center is...
  • Scattered showers and storms today

    Scattered showers and storms today
    Keep an umbrella handy as we'll likely see scattered showers and storms today. That's the result of a plume of moisture approaching the state from the southwest. Indeed, a series of showers were moving across the region early Thursday leaving behind...
  • NOAA predicts slow Atlantic hurricane season

    The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off Sunday, and federal forecasters say odds are we'll be seeing fewer hurricanes than normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects an El Nino to develop this summer, a weather...
  • Hurricane center to track storms before they form

    Hurricane center to track storms before they form
    As if we aren't jittery enough when tropical storms head our way, now we can watch disturbances approach. Starting July 1, the National Hurricane Center will put on its website colorful graphics that identify systems that could grow into storms and...
  • El Nino odds growing, but impact is murky in Maryland

    El Nino odds growing, but impact is murky in Maryland
    Meteorologists are growing increasingly confident that El Nino is brewing — but that doesn't mean they know what kind of weather it might bring Maryland. The climate phenomenon that brings unusually warm water to the Pacific Ocean off South...
  • How to navigate hurricane center's site

    If you want tropical information straight from the source, visit the National Hurricane Center's web site, nhc.noaa.gov. While it's fairly easy to navigate, here are some pointers. Start by checking the main blue map, which provides an overview of all...
  • Websites, apps help you track and prepare

    When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible. Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations. Forecasts: National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
  • Models help amateur and elite forecasters

    When a tropical system appears on the horizon, some of us rush to the computer, call up the models and try to figure out where it might go, how strong it might get. No matter that those models frequently resemble spaghetti, going in different...
  • 2014 hurricane season forecast: El Niņo could make for slow season

    2014 hurricane season forecast: El Niño could make for slow season
    The 2014 hurricane season is upon us. After a very quiet 2013 hurricane season with 14 named storms and only two hurricanes, it looks like we may keep a slow pace for 2014. However, we have to remember it does not matter how many tropical storms or...
  • Thanks, El Niņo: Only one or two major hurricanes expected this year

    Thanks, El Niño: Only one or two major hurricanes expected this year
    Enough crazy weather already: You can expect an average or below-average hurricane season starting in June, national forecasters said Thursday. In a radical year of weather -- from severe drought in California to brutal, will-it-ever-end winter across...