Friday, August 17, 2018

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Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in north Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in north Atlantic

The fifth named storm of the 2018 hurricane season has formed far off in the north Atlantic and poses no threat to land.As of Wednesday at 11 a.m., Subtropical Storm Ernesto had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph with higher gusts and was about 695 mi...
Published: 08/15/18
NOAA now predicting below-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2018

NOAA now predicting below-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2018

Hurricane experts with the federal government downgraded their predictions on Thursday for the rest of hurricane season, saying there’s a 60 percent chance the final months will bring below-average storm activity.That’s a significant shift from origi...
Published: 08/09/18
Hurricane Maria death toll of 1,427 in Puerto Rico far exceeds earlier estimates

Hurricane Maria death toll of 1,427 in Puerto Rico far exceeds earlier estimates

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm. The...
Published: 08/09/18
Tropical Storm Debby forecast to fizzle out in north Atlantic

Tropical Storm Debby forecast to fizzle out in north Atlantic

A subtropical system has transitioned into Tropical Storm Debby, but it is not expected to impact land as it meanders far out in the north Atlantic.As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was located about 1,175 mi...
Published: 08/08/18
Subtropical Storm Debby forms in north Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Debby forms in north Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Debby formed in the north Atlantic Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. It is expected to be a short-lived storm that will dissipate after a few days. As of 11 a.m., Debby was reported to be centered abo...
Published: 08/07/18
Cool Atlantic could mean a weaker hurricane season

Cool Atlantic could mean a weaker hurricane season

Can you tell the difference between one degree Celsius?Hurricanes can. At least that’s what Colorado State University researcher Phil Klotzbach is banking on.His team released its last hurricane forecast of the 2018 season on Thursday, and Klotzbach ...
Published: 08/02/18
Check out this online tool to see how sea-level rise will impact your flood risk

Check out this online tool to see how sea-level rise will impact your flood risk

Here’s a fun online gadget for a sobering task:FloodIQ.com is a web site created by the nonprofit First Street Foundation to help users visualize how rising sea levels are expected to affect your risk of flooding — not only now, but up to 15 years in...
Updated one month ago
Chris downgraded to post-tropical cyclone, will bring rain, dangerous surf to Canada

Chris downgraded to post-tropical cyclone, will bring rain, dangerous surf to Canada

Although Chris may no longer be a hurricane, the storm could still have a significant impact on weather both on the East Coast and Canada as it races across the Atlantic and toward Canada.Hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm, Chris was de...
Updated one month ago
Hurricane Chris quickly strengthens, generates dangerous surf on path to Canada

Hurricane Chris quickly strengthens, generates dangerous surf on path to Canada

The second hurricane of the 2018 season has quickly strengthened into a Category 2 storm that is moving away from the U.S. but making a bee-line toward Canada and, eventually, Iceland.As of Wednesday at 5 a.m., Hurricane Chris was situated about 315 ...
Updated one month ago
Pasco residents, officials use Irma’s lessons for upcoming hurricane plans

Pasco residents, officials use Irma’s lessons for upcoming hurricane plans

NEW PORT RICHEY — Melissa Detwiler, a resident of Seven Springs Trailer Park, bought her travel trailer in May 2017. When Hurricane Irma hit in September, she left it on the highest ground in the park and evacuated to Orlando.She and her trailer were...
Updated one month ago