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Tropical Weather

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  • Seven-day tropical forecasts still need work

    Seven-day tropical forecasts still need work
    Imagine knowing six or seven days in advance where a tropical storm or hurricane might strike land. It would give residents, businesses and the military plenty of time to prepare. The National Hurricane Center plans to make that happen, after making...
  • 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...
  • Hurricane facts: Florida hit more often in even years

    Hurricane facts: Florida hit more often in even years
    Florida has been clobbered by hurricanes more often in even years than odd; not such great news since this is 2014. The state also has a tendency to be hit after long periods of tropical peace, and our last strike was eight years ago. The National...
  • Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year

    Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year
    The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Niņo, the...
  • Klotzbach-Gray: Only three hurricanes forecast in 2014

    The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season could be a real yawner if early forecasts hold true. Phil Klotzbach and William Gray released their outlook Thursday, calling for nine named storms, including three hurricanes, one intense. That's far below the average...
  • Seniors on the Go: Here come those nasty hurricanes again

    Seniors on the Go: Here come those nasty hurricanes again
    Last week's tropical storm "Andrea" reminds us that, once again, the hurricane season is upon us. And this year, say the mavens, may be a vintage year. So it's time to review the basics of hurricane-season travel. If you're planning travel during the rest...
  • New satellite to improve tropical forecasts

    New satellite to improve tropical forecasts
    Armed with high-tech sensors, a new satellite should help the National Hurricane Center better project where tropical systems might hit, something it already does with near pinpoint accuracy. The satellite also should better predict how strong storms...
  • Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters

    Hurricane satellites help save South Florida boaters
    They're sort of like guardian angels — 22,000 miles above the Earth. The same weather satellites that track hurricanes also helped rescue more than 20 people on sinking or disabled boats in the vicinity of South Florida last year, according to a...
  • 'Bombogenesis' Scary, But It Beats Politics

    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...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    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-...