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Tropical Weather

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  • Monday: Afternoon showers, storms

    Monday: Afternoon showers, storms
    Expect a good chance of showers and storms by this afternoon, thanks in part to a tropical wave. South Florida's Monday forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 80s, lows in the low 70s and a 60 percent chance of rain. The...
  • Bertha reaches hurricane status but isn't forecast to strike land

    Bertha reaches hurricane status but isn't forecast to strike land
    Bertha, the Atlantic's second named storm of the season, became the second to reach hurricane status as well Monday morning. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph as of 11 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. It was about 230...
  • As Hawaii faces hurricane threat, airlines ease ticket change fees

    In the run-up to the arrival of Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio, airlines are allowing passengers heading to and from Hawaii to change their tickets without penalty. The hurricane is expected to hit the islands Thursday or Friday, with the...
  • Hawaii braces for Hurricanes Iselle and Julio

    Two hurricanes continued to head toward Hawaii on Wednesday as officials in Hilo announced school closures and warned visitors and residents to prepare for possible heavy rains, strong winds, dangerous swells and flash flooding. Hurricane Iselle has...
  • Lake County Public Works cautioning residents about the dangers of flooding

    Lake County’s Public Works Department is trying to get out the message to residents that during the rainy season, flooding can occur – and citizens should absolutely not make the mistake of underestimating the often devastating impact of...
  • Tropical wave in the Atlantic becomes better organized

    Tropical wave in the Atlantic becomes better organized
    Hurricane forecasters continue to watch an area of disturbed weather about 850 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. In its 8 p.m. update this evening, the National Hurricane Center said the tropical wave of shower and thunderstorm activity...
  • How much rain before South Florida floods?

    How much rain before South Florida floods?
    After a stormy summer and a soggy September, South Florida is no stranger to ponds in streets and swales. But how much rain does it take to create serious flooding, when water seeps into homes and crests over canals? To a large extent, total rainfall is...
  • 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...
  • Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts

    Why experts blew the 2013 hurricane forecasts
    Why did all the experts get the hurricane season outlook so wrong? Twelve forecast teams predicted an average of 16 named storms, including eight hurricanes, four major. Yet this season, which ends Saturday, saw only 13 named storms, including two...
  • 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...
  • Closing schools for last week's snow, better safe than sorry [Commentary]

    Football season's over and baseball spring training games often don't rise to the level being topic for casual conversation, so last week's big snow that wasn't quickly became fodder for plenty of commentary at many levels. A major target when stormy...