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Florida braces for Hurricane Matthew as track swings closer

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 2:02am MDT

MIAMI — Hurricane Matthew, a lethal storm already blamed for 11 deaths, delivered a sobering wake-up call to Florida on Wednesday: a hurricane warning up and down the Atlantic Coast that shuttered schools, triggered mandatory evacuations and put billions of dollars of property at risk. Tracking on a course that leaned closer and closer to […]

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CSU forecasters predict near-normal 2016 hurricane season

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 1:23pm MDT

The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University has released its initial forecast for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season.  Forecasters are expecting a relatively typical season in terms of the number of storms and their relative strengths. Headed by Dr. Phil Klotzbach, the team predicts a total of 13 named storms.  Of those, six are […]

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Hurricane Alex becomes first January hurricane since 1938

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 9:28am MDT

From the National Hurricane Center: Remarkably, Alex has undergone the transformation into a hurricane. It’s the first hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938, and the first hurricane to be present in this month since Alice of 1955. (Alice formed in late December 1954 and carried over into January 1955.) Alex’s maximum […]

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Hurricane Pali sets Pacific record

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 4:25am MDT

If you were looking for a location which defined the term ‘the middle of nowhere’, Johnston Atoll would have a strong claim. This uninhabited island lies 1,390 kilometres southwest of the Hawaiian Islands, themselves lying in a remote part of the Pacific. Johnston Atoll is mentioned here because it is the closest island to what […]

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Weather system deluges eastern US coast as hurricane threat eases

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 3:47am MDT

Sarasota, Florida (dpa) – The south-eastern US coast was likely to be spared the wrath of Hurricane Joaquin, but rainfall from a low pressure system drenched several states Saturday. Flood warnings were posted in several coastal states, reaching accumulations of up to 25 centimetres in already saturated areas. One of the worst hit was South […]

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Tropical Storm Joaquin, Upgraded to Hurricane, May Head to East Coast

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 10:23am MDT

Tropical storm Joaquin, which some meteorologists expect could be headed toward the East Coast of the United States over the weekend, was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday morning by the National Weather Service. Joaquin formed late Monday over the Atlantic Ocean and strengthened east of the Bahamas on Tuesday afternoon, with wind […]

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Hurricane season is predicted to remain below average

Friday, August 7th, 2015 4:54pm MDT

MIAMI — As the of peak the hurricane season approaches, forecasters predicted with confidence on Thursday that storm activity would remain low this year. “We have an even higher confidence that this year’s hurricane season will be below normal,” said Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate […]

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United States sees record-setting number of billion dollar disasters in 2011

Sunday, September 4th, 2011 8:10am MDT

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the U.S. has seen a record number of billion dollar disasters in 2011.  Thus far this year the nation has seen 10 such disasters and with hurricane season far from over, it seems likely the number will grow. The events range from the Groundhog Day Blizzard to […]

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CSU hurricane forecasters predict very active Atlantic season

Sunday, April 10th, 2011 4:34am MDT

Forecasters at Colorado State University released an updated 2011 Atlantic hurricane forecast that if it holds true, portends a very eventful season.  The forecast warns of a 175 percent above normal level of activity and most troubling warns that the United States is overdue to get struck by a major hurricane. The 2010 hurricane season was […]

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Flood weary Queensland, Australia struck by tropical cyclone

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 2:54pm MDT

Devastating flooding over the past month and a half inundated hundreds of thousands of square miles in the Australian state of Queensland.  The last thing the weary residents needed was more stormy weather but that is what came in the form of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi.  Just a few days ago Tropical Cyclone Anthony made […]

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