| May 28, 2014
| 1:06 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:47 AM
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...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:25 AM
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.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:23 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:48 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:16 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:13 PM
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...
| 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-...