Capital Weather Gang: Tropical Weather


Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/18/2014

National Hurricane Center plans new storm surge warnings starting in 2015

Many residents of hurricane-prone areas use a storm’s category to decide whether to evacuate. Unfortunately, this has led many to make decisions that left them struggling for their lives.

By Jack Williams  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Powerful Australia cyclone Ita crashes ashore, weakens; not as bad as feared

The storm struck near Cape Flannery at around 10 p.m. local time according to reports, and winds gusted up to 99 mph as the eyewall moved overhead

By Jason Samenow  |  04:02 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Forecasters predict lackluster hurricane season thanks to El Ni o forecast

This year’s hurricane season should produce fewer storms than average, Phil Klotzbach told the National Tropical Weather Conference on Thursday.

By Jack Williams  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Beastly category 5 tropical cyclone Ita threatens northern Australia

A dangerous tropical cyclone with destructive winds and a potentially devastating storm surge is bearing down on northeast coast of Australia

By Jason Samenow  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Meteorologist behind hurricane scale, Robert Simpson, honored at 101 years of age

Meteorologists from as far away as Texas convened for a luncheon in Washington Saturday to celebrate the career of Simpson, legendary hurricane meteorologist.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:52 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/13/2014

An early start to hurricane season? “Subtropical” storm may be forming

Tropical storms have occurred during every month in the Atlantic, but January storms are rare. Today, Subtropical Storm Arthur could be forming.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/04/2013

A heart-pounding inside look at Super Typhoon Haiyan

iCyclone’s Haiyan footage is as gripping as it gets when it comes to storm chasing. Check it out, and go behind the scenes with the videographer.

By Ian Livingston  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Photography, Tropical Weather, Video

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Storm surge science: the funneling effect in Tacloban from typhoon Haiyan (VIDEO)

Astonishing storm surge heights, responsible for the lion’s share of the destruction in Tacloban, were achieved due to an unfortunate confluence of meteorology and geography.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:47 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 11/25/2013

2013 Atlantic hurricane season wrap-up: least active in 30 years

Hurricane season officially ends on Saturday, but in this lackluster year, it looks like we can wrap it up a little early.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:24 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/14/2013

How does Super Typhoon Haiyan compare to Hurricane Katrina?

By any measure, Haiyan was stronger than Katrina at its peak but its geography gave it a decided intensity advantage.

By Brian McNoldy  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Chaser team documents abrupt, violent onset of destructive typhoon in Tacloban

Chaser team’s report reveals a storm that struck with sudden and excessive force and that, despite its short duration, overwhelmed and ultimately destroyed the Philippine city.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Typhoon and hurricane storm surge disasters are unacceptable

It’s past time nations and the global community make storm surge disasters stop.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:09 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, International Weather, Latest, National Weather Service, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Lights out in Tacloban: Satellite image before and after Typhoon Haiyan

For the city of Tacloban, super typhoon Haiyan was literally a knock-out blow.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:37 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Why so many people died from Haiyan and past southeast Asia typhoons

Few were prepared when Philippine officials estimated that as many as 10,000 people may have died in Tacloban City alone when Haiyan struck.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  08:02 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/09/2013

Disaster in Tacloban, Philippines: Chasers document “ghastly” scene from typhoon

Distressing first-hand accounts and video footage from Tacloban city in the Philippines, which was dealt the brunt of super typhoon Haiyan.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Super typhoon Haiyan: Raw damage images and video from violent storm

It will likely take a few days before the storm’s full toll on life and property is known.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:39 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Super typhoon Haiyan: One of world’s most powerful storms in history from space

From its unmistakably clear eye, the towering thunderstorms surrounding it, and its impeccable symmetry - super typhoon Haiyan is a textbook, “perfect” tropical cyclone.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Super typhoon Haiyan strikes Philippines, among strongest storms ever

About 12 hours from a devastating impact with the central Philippines, Super typhoon Haiyan has strengthened to mind-boggling levels.

By Jason Samenow and Brian McNoldy  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Super typhoon Haiyan hits Category 5, an extremely serious threat to Philippines

Haiyan - known as Yolanda in the Philippines - is likely the strongest storm to form on the planet this year.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Severe Typhoon Haiyan exploding in power on path towards Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, roughly 48-60 hours from a dangerous encounter with the Philippines, is rapidly intensifying.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:12 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Superstorm Sandy: Unraveling the mystery of a meteorological oddity

We examine the science behind the meteorological oddball became the second costliest tropical cyclone ever to strike the United States.

By Jeff Halverson  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sandy, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/29/2013

17 images that tell the story of Sandy slamming the East Coast

Sandy was a special type of storm. How it came together, and how we watched it do so via weather-sensing technologies, is still mind blowing one year later.

By Ian Livingston and Kathryn Prociv  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Imagery, Latest, Sandy, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Did Hurricane Sandy live up to the media hype? Yes, and then some

The news coverage surrounding the approach and landfall of Hurricane Sandy, however, was one of those strange times when a major storm actually lived up to the hype, and even exceeded it.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Media, Sandy, Tropical Weather

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Sandy spared New York’s skyscrapers, but high-rises carry high risk during hurricanes

Even if you think trudging up and down several stories in a high-rise without elevators is a good way to get in shape, you should evacuate when threatened by a hurricane.

By Jack Williams  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sandy, Tropical Weather

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Forecasters saw first signs of Superstorm Sandy exactly one year ago

The anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall doesn’t hit until next week. But it was a year ago today that forecasters first saw the makings of a potentially historic event.

By Dan Stillman  |  02:46 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Sandy, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Category 3 Hurricane Raymond menacing Mexico’s Pacific coast

Raymond, the first major hurricane to form in the eastern Pacific this season, is sitting, spinning and soaking sections of the water-logged west coast of Mexico with heavy rain.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Double whammy drenching in Japan? Super typhoon Francisco may follow Wipha’s path

On the heels of Wipha comes super typhoon Francisco, about 250 miles west-northwest of Guam, tracking north-northwestward.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:55 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Japan’s shocking, deadly deluge from Typhoon Wipha: 33 inches of rain in 24 hours

Incredibly, 17 inches (426 mm) fell in 4 hours and nearly 5 inches in one hour.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:50 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Japan’s storm of the decade: Typhoon Wipha lashing Tokyo, Fukushima

Typhoon Wipha is barreling up the east coast of Japan, spreading torrential rains and the likelihood of damaging winds.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:34 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Tropics extremely quiet in Atlantic; record drought in major U.S. hurricane landfalls

The tropical Atlantic continues its spell of remarkable inactivity. There have been just two short-lived Category 1 hurricanes so far, and there is nothing in the long-range model guidance to suggest anything but the status quo.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Powerful typhoon Wipha eyes Tokyo, Japan

Wipha may produce flooding rain and damaging winds in major population centers in Japan.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Major disaster averted: 5 reasons why cyclone Phailin not as bad as feared in India

There are several factors which, together, help explain why disastrous consequences were avoided from Phailin.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Category 5 Phailin likely a disaster for India, catastrophic storm surge “a certainty”

The lives and livelihoods of millions of people along India’s east coast are in peril as monstrous cyclone Phailin makes its approach from the Bay of Bengal.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Potentially catastrophic cyclone Phailin, size of Katrina, headed for India

Potentially catastrophic cyclone Phailin headed for India

By Jason Samenow  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Okinawa takes vicious blow from Typhoon Danas (VIDEO)

The southwest eyewall of Typhoon Danas ripped across the northern tip of Okinawa earlier today. Storm chasers positioned themselves to experience its full force.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 10/05/2013

Karen falling apart, non-factor for D.C., but rain/storms from cold front likely Monday

Any meaningful impact from Karen in the D.C. area has evaporated, but a strong cold front is still likely to bring some heavy rain and possible thunderstorms to the D.C. area on Monday.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:06 PM ET, 10/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Tropical storm Karen in Washington D.C.: how much rain and when?

Rainfall from Karen or its remnants is most likely Monday into Monday night. Around one inch of rain seems like a reasonable possibility, or a good “first guess” forecast.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Weakened tropical storm Karen heading for Gulf coast, landfall likely Saturday night

Tropical Storm Karen is about 300 miles south of New Orleans and will make landfall along the northern Gulf Coast most likely Saturday night.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Will tropical storm Karen dump heavy rain on Washington, D.C.?

Heavy rain is likely to accompany Karen as it rides northward, but the exact track is still a wild card, and will determine whether or not Washington, D.C. receives substantial rain.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Tropical storm Karen forms, hurricane watches issued for Gulf coast

The disturbance in the southern Gulf of Mexico has intensified to a tropical storm: Karen. Tropical storm and hurricane watches are now in effect for a section of northern Gulf coast. Rains from Karen could reach the D.C. area Monday.

By Brian McNoldy  |  09:28 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Caribbean system may become tropical storm Karen and affect Gulf and East coasts

A tropical storm may be brewing in the western Caribbean, and is expected to strengthen as it heads toward the northern Gulf coast this weekend. Some of its moisture may ride up the East Coast.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:46 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 09/30/2013

What happened to hurricane season? And why we should keep forecasting it

As we wrap up September, there have been just two short-lived Category 1 hurricanes in the Atlantic. And seasonal forecasts predicted an extremely active season. What’s going on?

By Brian McNoldy  |  12:14 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Weekend Atlantic storm probably avoids Mid-Atlantic

Computer models are moving away from a Mid-Atlantic coastal storm for Sunday or Monday, either bringing the storm near the coast of New England or moving it out to sea.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Nor'easters, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Worst of typhoon Usagi slips by Hong Kong, 25 dead in China

Typhoon Usagi veered slightly northward, sparing Hong Kong its worst. But the storm has led to 47 deaths throughout Asia.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Monstrous super typhoon Usagi holding its own, Hong Kong braces for possible impact

Super typhoon Usagi, 2013’s strongest storm on the planet, may have peaked in intensity, but remains an extremely dangerous cyclone as it continues on a collision course with southern Taiwan and, likely, Hong Kong.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:06 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 09/20/2013

The Great New England Hurricane of September 21, 1938 on its 75th anniversary

On its rampage through Long Island and New England, the hurricane caused hundreds of casualties and enormous property damage on a scale never before seen by the oldest inhabitants

By Don Lipman  |  10:51 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Super typhoon Usagi, strongest storm on Earth in 2013, may strike Hong Kong Sunday

In the last 24 hours, a cyclone in the west Pacific has explosively intensified, and is on a heading towards Hong Kong.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Gulf of Mexico storm brewing -- could be Jerry

Yet another tropical disturbance is located in the southern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to linger for several days.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Remembering Hurricane Isabel, 10 years later (PHOTOS)

Isabel photos, statistics, and storm recollections.

By Kevin Ambrose  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Local Climate, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Hurricane Ivan, Virginia’s largest tornado outbreak -- September 17, 2004

The 38 tornadoes that swept across Virginia in a matter of hours destroyed prior records for the area.

By Kathryn Prociv and Ian Livingston  |  10:29 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Tornadoes, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Tropical trio: Ingrid forms, Gabrielle and Humberto weaken

Tropical Storm Ingrid forms in the Gulf of Mexico on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Ike’s landfall on Texas. Further east, Gabrielle and Humberto were both recently downgraded.

By Brian McNoldy  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Five years later, Hurricane Ike still remembered deep in the hearts of Texans

Hurricane Ike stands as one of few American weather events infamous enough to be remembered by name and date.

By Dennis Mersereau  |  10:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Tropical Atlantic wakes up on peak day of hurricane season

Today is the climatological peak of the hurricane season and someone must have just sent the atmosphere the memo.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Hurricane drought may end with fish storm Humberto

Tropical storm Humberto may finally end the hurricane drought, nearing record territory.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:55 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Extreme weather snoozer: no hurricanes, and low tornado numbers in 2013

As stormy as the weather has been in the U.S. and tropical Atlantic over the past few years, 2013 has been deadsville.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:15 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, Tornadoes, Tropical Weather

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Tropical storm Gabrielle brushes Puerto Rico, still no hurricanes

Tropical Storm Gabrielle, the seventh named storm of the season, is bringing stormy conditions to the northern Caribbean today.

By Brian McNoldy  |  09:46 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/03/2013

No tropical storms over Labor Day weekend: what does that mean for hurricane season?

From 1963-2012, there were only five years in which the National Hurricane Center did not issue advisories for at least one system.

By David Titley  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Atlantic hurricane season still lacking hurricanes: any sign of a change?

There are signs storminess is about to pick-up some.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tropical Weather

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Louisiana’s Barry Keim talks Hurricane Katrina and life as state climatologist

"We’re 8 years since [Katrina] and we still have areas which look like they haven’t been touched."

By Adam Rainear  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Cloud seeding experiment almost snarled Hurricane Camille forecast

Experiments to test the idea that cloud seeding could weaken hurricanes helped make forecasting for Camille the "most critical and hair-raising experience" of Robert Simpson's long career

By Jack Williams  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Vintage photos: the 1933 Chesapeake Potomac hurricane -- flooding in Washington, D.C.

On August 23, 1933, the Chesapeake Potomac hurricane pushed a 11-12 foot storm surge up the Potomac River. We have discovered some historic photos of the flooding.

By Jason Samenow  |  05:18 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Photography, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Eighty years ago today -- the Chesapeake and Potomac hurricane

On August 23, 1933, the hurricane which carved out the inlet between Ocean City and Assateague Island swept through the Mid-Atlantic.

By Don Lipman  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Where the heck are all the hurricanes?

It's been a quiet start to the Atlantic hurricane season, but it's far from over.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Dam! A huge rush as Typhoon Trami deluges Taiwan (VIDEO)

Typhoon Trami forced a massive release of water at a dam in northern Taiwan. Watch the astonishing video.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/22/2013

The Category 6 hurricane: Al Gore misquoted according to his staff

Al Gore's statement about a new breed of hurricanes is patently false

By Jason Samenow  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/21/2013

National Hurricane Center gives storm surge modeling a major boost

The National Hurricane Center is running an improved version of its old, reliable storm surge model on faster computers to help emergency managers update hurricane evacuation plans.

By Jack Williams  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Unprecedented rain: Hurricane Camille's deadly flood in the Blue Ridge mountains

On the evening of August 19, 1969 the Mid-Atlantic's deadliest hurricane disaster of the 20th century unfolded just 120 miles from Washington, D.C.

By Jeffrey Halverson  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/16/2013

When storms were a surprise: a history of hurricane warnings

We've grown so used to warnings three or four more days ahead of time that a hurricane is headed our way that it's hard to imagine a time when hurricanes hit with no warning whatsoever.

By Jack Williams  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  History, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Erin downgraded to depression; Gulf of Mexico disturbance surviving, may strengthen

Earlier this week storm activity in the tropical Atlantic began to heat up, now it's simmering down.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic, Caribbean disturbance heads into Yucatan

While a tropical disturbance near the Yucatan peninsula struggles to organize, the one near the Cape Verde islands in eastern Atlantic strengthens into the season's fifth named storm: Erin.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:23 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Tropical Atlantic waking up: two potential storm threats

After a two-week break, there are a couple areas of interest brewing across the tropics: one in the western Caribbean and one in the far eastern Atlantic.

By Brian McNoldy  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Typhoon Utor swamps Philippines, heads for southern China

Earth's strongest storm of 2013 so far, typhoon Utor, did a number on the northern Philippines. Now it's destined for southeastern China.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Core of Atlantic hurricane season has arrived, but quiet for now

Several months ago, the forecast from several groups was for above average activity, and that has partially panned out

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:26 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Huge African dust storm squashes Atlantic hurricane potential (images)

Africa sneezed, and the tropical Atlantic choked.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Flossie fantasy: Laughably erroneous weather story in IBT

A weather story in the International Business Times, posing as news, is so riddled with fiction, it could form the basis for SyFy's next preposterous disaster flick.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Humor, Latest, Media, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Hawaiian hurricanes: Hardly common, but occasionally havoc-wreaking

Tropical depression (formerly tropical storm) Flossie, now exiting Hawaii, is a reminder that the 50th state is not immune from tropical storms and hurricanes.

By Jack Williams  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Tropical storm Flossie to hit Hawaii today; will Dorian come back to life in Atlantic?

Today, tropical storm Flossie will make landfall on Hawaii with a burst of wind and rain.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:07 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Did the Clean Air Act unleash Atlantic hurricanes?

Could it be our efforts to clean the air have, paradoxically, made it more stormy?

By Jason Samenow  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Tropical storm Dorian forms in eastern Atlantic

Dorian, the fourth named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the far eastern Atlantic, about 2,400 miles east of Puerto Rico.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Size-challenged storm: Midget typhoon in West Pacific?

Deep in the tropics, a weather feature stands it for its diminutive status: a possible "midget typhoon" in the western Pacific.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:38 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Weather, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 07/18/2013

The sequester's worrisome impact on Hurricane Hunters

The National Hurricane Center is facing a potentially dangerous shortcoming when it comes to observing hurricanes.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:43 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Tropical Storm Chantal nearly succumbs to a hostile environment

After an encounter with Cuba in its already tenuous condition, there may not be much left of Chantal to reach the Southeast U.S.

By Brian McNoldy  |  12:04 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/08/2013

Tropical Storm Chantal forms, races toward Caribbean

All track options are on the table, from entering the Gulf of Mexico to heading up the U.S. East Coast.

By Brian McNoldy  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 06/19/2013

A tropical storm with six lives: the history of Barry

Barry is a tropical storm name that just won't give up and retire. The current Barry, earning the name this afternoon, is the sixth storm to have that name since 1983.

By Jack Williams  |  05:02 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Flood risk from Andrea into evening; tornado watch S Md., eastern shore

As the core of tropical storm Andrea draws closer late this afternoon and evening, some flooding rains are possible, especially along and east of I-95. Follow this post for the latest updates.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Mind-blowing Hurricane Sandy animation, tropical storm Andrea is no match

This stunning simulation of Sandy from NASA, released Thursday, shows off why Sandy was such a special storm:

By Jason Samenow  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Heaviest of Andrea's rain still to come, expect messy PM commute; flood safety tips

Tropical storm Andrea's heaviest rains still lie to our south, and are poised to deluge us late this morning through mid-evening.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flooding, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/06/2013

What tropical storm Andrea means for Washington, D.C. area; flash flood watch

Rain, not wind, is the hazard the Mid-Atlantic needs to focus on as the storm surges northeast into the region Friday.

By Jason Samenow  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Tropical storm Andrea forms, strengthens, and targets Florida, East Coast

As of 11 a.m. EDT, tropical storm Andrea's peak winds have increased to 60 mph. But copious rains will be Andrea's most significant impact, as it charges up the East Coast.

By Brian McNoldy  |  11:44 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Tropical disturbance in Gulf of Mexico heading for Florida, eventually up East Coast?

Computer models have continued to show a tropical or subtropical system emerging from the Gulf of Mexico that's aiming at Florida and may eventually zip up the East Coast.

By Brian McNoldy  |  03:29 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Virginia: the 9th leading state for costly weather events

A magnet for extreme weather? More of the nation's billion dollar weather disasters afflicted Virginia than all but nine states between 1980 and 2012.

By Amanda Morgenthal  |  11:51 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Latest, Local Climate, Tropical Weather, U.S. Weather

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/30/2013

A storm with two names: Will Pacific Barbara morph into Atlantic Andrea?

After striking the west coast of Mexico, one-time hurricane Barbara has re-emerged over water, in the Gulf of Mexico. Could it redevelop and reach storm intensity once more?

By Brian McNoldy  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Game-changing improvements in the works for U.S. weather prediction

An infusion of funding into the National Weather Service from Hurricane Sandy relief legislation promises to facilitate massive upgrades to the supercomputers that may dramatically improve local, national, and global weather forecasts.

By Jason Samenow  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Tropical Weather

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 05/14/2013

The reasoning for hurricane names and their history (keep suggestions to yourself)

With the approach of hurricane season, don't waste time emailing the National Hurricane Center (NHC) pleading for your favorite person's name to be added to this year's list of storm names.

By Jack Williams  |  11:55 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Saturn hurricane has 1,250 mile-wide eye

NASA has obtained first of its kind imagery of a truly gargantuan storm on Saturn with an eye that spans the equivalent distance of about Washington, D.C. to Dallas.

By Jason Samenow  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/23/2013

How accurate are pre-season hurricane landfall forecasts?

An analysis of pre-season hurricane landfall fforecasts through the years reveals a mixed record.

By Rick Grow  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Four groups predict very active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

Four groups predict very active hurricane season

By Jason Samenow  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Weather Service updates criteria for hurricane warnings, after Sandy criticism

Today, the National Weather Service announced forecasters will have the option to issue hurricane warnings in a future Sandy-like scenario.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:11 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government, Latest, Policy, Tropical Weather