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Remembering Hurricane Charley 10 years later

Ten years ago today, Hurricane Charley made landfall on the southwest Florida coast as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Charley was the strongest hurricane to strike the United States since Hurricane Andrew in 1992…


Active tropics in Pacific

A lot of attention has been on Pacific Hurricanes Iselle and Julio and the potential impacts to the Hawaiian Islands.

August formation poin

Time to watch tropical waves

The tropics in the Atlantic are pretty quiet at the moment, although tropical waves continue to move off the west coast of Africa every three to four days.

Flooding from storms


Being 'flood smart' in South Florida

The daily thunderstorms over South Florida this time of year remind us why we call this the rainy season, and it's important to know how you can prepare for flood damage.

Tropical Depression 2 Tuesday 11 AM

Tropical depression No. 2 moving westward in Atlantic

Tropical depression #2 continues to move across the Atlantic, but still expected to weaken later in the week.

Formation points graphic

July tropical storm formation points

Data from the National Hurricane Center show preferred areas for tropical storm formation in the month of July to be off the southeast U.S. coast and over the Gulf of Mexico.

Low Pressure system east of Florida

How to define a tropical cyclone

Some may be wondering why the National Hurricane Center hasn’t started calling the low pressure system east of the Florida coast a tropical cyclone. 


Possible El Nino impact on Atlantic hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center says the chance of El Nino is 70 percent during the northern hemisphere summer and reaches 80 percent during the fall and winter.

Hurricane deaths chart

Why evacuations are ordered during hurricanes

One of the biggest decisions for local officials during a hurricane threat is whether or not to call for evacuations.  A recent survey indicates that most people think they are told to evacuate because of the wind in a hurricane.  This is incorrect. 

Max Mayfield's Hurricane Blog - New June 2011

Can NE Pacific tropical storms move into Atlantic Basin?

The National Hurricane Center is writing advisories on Tropical Storm Boris currently centered just off the Pacific coast of Mexico not far from the Gulf of Tehuantepec.

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