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Two tropical waves developed this week in the eastern Atlantic but should not be cause for concern, forecasters said Tuesday.
We were in the cross-hairs. On Thursday evening, Aug. 12, 2004, Hurricane Charley was barreling northward into the Gulf of Mexico straight at Tampa Bay. This was expected to be the first hurricane to hit us head-on since 1921 — and at least a Category 3, at that.
HONOLULU — Hawaii residents prepared for what could be the first hurricane to hit the state in more than 20 years as weather officials said Wednesday that an approaching storm appears to have strengthened and will probably maintain its speed as it heads toward the islands.
Observations from Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft found Bertha had weakened to a tropical storm at 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Bertha strengthened into the season's second hurricane Monday morning.
The first week of August will bring high temperatures and high rain chances, and a hurricane too, for good measure.
After a few dry days, this weekend will spell a return to rainy, humid weather.
Forecasters were eyeing an area of low pressure located about 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands early Wednesday.
Tropical Depression Two, which had been moving quickly toward the Lesser Antilles, was downgraded to a tropical wave Wednesday morning.
Tropical Depression Two was moving west toward the lesser Antilles early Tuesday. But the storm wasn't expected to strengthen much, and in fact should dissipate by Thursday.
Hurricane forecasters are watching a batch of stormy weather in the Atlantic Ocean that became a tropical depression Monday afternoon.
MANILA, Philippines — A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Wednesday after causing at least 20 deaths, knocking out power in entire provinces, damaging two parked jetliners and forcing nearly half a million people to flee from its lethal wind and rains, officials said.
The season's first named hurricane was spinning somewhere off the coast of South Carolina early Thursday.