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Tropical Weather

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  • 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...
  • Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close

    Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close
    With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982. Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
  • Tropics stirring with two possible storms as season's peak arrives

    Tropics stirring with two possible storms as season's peak arrives
    Two possible tropical storms are developing just in time for the traditional peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. One system is forming between Cuba and Central America and the National Hurricane Center estimates it has a 50 percent chance of...
  • It's been nine years since Hurricane Charley took a swing at Florida

    It's been nine years since Hurricane Charley took a swing at Florida
    Nine years ago Hurricane Charley came barreling up Interstate 4 beginning Florida's season of tropical pain. The state was slammed by four hurricanes that year -- Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne and Central Florida bore the brunt of three of those....
  • JPL missions to study climate change, weather on Earth

    JPL missions to study climate change, weather on Earth
    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is known for its exploration of space, but the La Cañada Flintridge facility is starting to focus its gaze back to Earth. Three new missions scheduled to launch in 2014 will examine soil moisture, wind, and carbon dioxide...
  • Newly formed depression expected to become tropical storm

    Newly formed depression expected to become tropical storm
    Tropical Depression 5,  Thursday, August 15, 5 a.m. advisory OUTLOOK: Tropical Depression No. 5 formed Wednesday night off the west coast of Africa.  The system is projected to reach tropical storm strength on Thursday. Florida Alerts: None....
  • Tropical Storm Erin forms off African coast

    Tropical Storm Erin forms off African coast
    Tropical Storm Erin has formed just west of the Cape Verde Islands and is forecast to strengthen as it moves across the Atlantic, at least for a couple of days. The storm was moving at about 15 mph to the west-northwest, with maximum sustained winds...
  • Tropics quiet again as hurricane season's peak nears

    Tropics quiet again as hurricane season's peak nears
    Last week, it appeared the tropics were gearing up for a flurry of activity, with Tropical Storm Erin and another system in the Gulf of Mexico. But now there is little action expected this week. There are no systems forecasters are eyeing for possible...
  • Tropical Storm Gabrielle could soon break lull in hurricane season

    Tropical Storm Gabrielle could soon break lull in hurricane season
    The season's seventh tropical storm, to be named Gabrielle, could form within the next few days off the west African coast, but the hurricane season is meanwhile falling increasingly behind its typical pace -- likely the sixth season since 1944 without...
  • Disturbance over islands has medium development chance

    Disturbance over islands has medium development chance
    Tropical disturbance, 2 a.m. Wednesday OUTLOOK: An expansive tropical disturbance over the Lesser Antilles could gradually strengthen over the next few days as it moves northwest toward Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the Bahamas. Models for now...
  • Ongoing hurricane drought is rare, but 2+ weeks from a record

    Ongoing hurricane drought is rare, but 2+ weeks from a record
    No hurricanes have formed yet in the Atlantic this season, nor do any appear imminent, making it the slowest start to a hurricane season in more than a decade. But it would need to keep up for a couple of weeks to be record-setting. Six tropical...