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Tropical Weather

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  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Partly sunny, chance of rain today

    Partly sunny, chance of rain today
    We should see a mix of sun and clouds today with a small chance of rain in the afternoon. South Florida's Wednesday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s, lows in the mid 70s and a 20 percent chance of rain. The rain chance...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2014 hurricane season forecast: El Niño 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...
  • NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino

    NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino
    A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
  • Thanks, El Niño: 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...
  • Lots of sun, some rain this week

    Lots of sun, some rain this week
    Expect a hot week with plenty of sun and small chance of rain in the afternoons. South Florida's Tuesday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s, lows in the mid 70s and a small chance of showers. The rain chance increases to...