Hurricane Michael Headed Towards Florida Panhandle, 13 Killed by Storm in Central America

Article 0 Comments Florida’s governor mobilized National Guard troops and ordered Gulf Coast residents to head inland or evacuate as Hurricane Michael churned toward shore on Monday, with the storm forecast to strengthen rapidly before making landfall on Wednesday. Michael was expected to strengthen to a major Category 3 storm […]

Florida Calls Emergency Ahead of Expected Hurricane Michael

Article 0 Comments Florida Governor Rick Scott said he declared a state of emergency on Sunday in 26 counties across the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend, as the state continues to prepare for a probable hurricane to hit at midweek. Scott said during a briefing Sunday that the storm could […]

After Spate of Typhoons & Hurricanes, World’s Oceans May Take a Breather

Article 0 Comments With the remnants of Hurricane Florence wringing out heavy rain through the Appalachians and New England this week, and Typhoon Mangkhut winding down in southern China, it looks like the world’s oceans may take a breather. There are few significant threats in either the Atlantic or the […]

For First Time, 5 Named Storms Could Crowd Atlantic Ocean

Article 0 Comments For tropical storms, two’s company, three’s a crowd and five is, well, unprecedented. Maybe not for long. Weather forecasters are watching a disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico that has a 50 percent chance of becoming Tropical Storm Kirk in the next two days, according to […]

Gulf Coast Ready for Tropical Storm Gordon

Article 0 Comments Tropical Storm Gordon hurled rough surf, high winds and heavy rain at the U.S. Gulf Coast on Tuesday, strengthening as it spun toward the northern U.S. Gulf Coast, potentially to make landfall as a hurricane. Gordon was forecast to come ashore between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. […]

Tropical Storm Gordon Looks to Become Hurricane Tuesday

Article 0 Comments Tropical Storm Gordon will grow into a hurricane as it grazes offshore natural gas and oil fields, where it has already sparked evacuations, before coming ashore somewhere along the Louisiana and Mississippi coastline early Wednesday. Gordon, with top winds of 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, was […]

Calm August No Guarantee of Hurricane-Free September

Article 0 Comments Where are all the big Atlantic storms? A year ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, kicking off a parade of destructive storms that made 2017 the costliest Atlantic season ever. So far in 2018, the region has been oddly still, with five named storms that failed […]

Dust from Sahara Desert Moves West, Puts Brakes on Atlantic Hurricanes

Article 0 Comments Atlantic storm watchers are going to have a hard time seeing the ocean, never mind any tropical systems, as another Saharan swirl of dust from Africa is moving west. The dust, a marker for dry air, has spread out across the Atlantic and “that is really tamping […]

Atlantic Hurricane Season Had Early Start, but Fewer Storms Are Expected

Article 0 Comments The Atlantic hurricane season may have gotten off to an early start this year, but it’ll probably end with a whimper — at least when it comes to the total number of storms. Twelve named storms are likely to form in 2018, fewer than last year’s 17 […]