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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 Niño...
  • Hurricane center director says too many people unprepared

    Hurricane center director says too many people unprepared
    With the 2014 Atlantic storm season starting Sunday, potentially thousands of Floridians are unprepared to deal with a powerful storm, and Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, fears they could be in for a bad surprise. He notes that...
  • Virginia's annual hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday begins Sunday

    Virginia's annual Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday will take place from Sunday to Saturday. During the seven-day tax break, purchases of certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. The sales tax in Hampton Roads...
  • 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 Niño, 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...
  • Crystal Ball Cloudy With Chance Of Storm

    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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • How Would We Weather 1938 Hurricane Today?

    How Would We Weather 1938 Hurricane Today?
    If another hurricane were to hit Connecticut with the intensity of the Great Hurricane of 1938, which struck 75 years ago last Saturday, would the results be as devastating? The optimistic answer is probably not. But more needs to be done to change...
  • 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-...
  • 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...