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    August 21, 2014

    Tropical Disturbance Brewing, Could Head for South Florida

    Oh look. Another tropical disturbance. There's something brewing out there, and according to the National Hurricane Center, it could impact South Florida in the next five days. While it's still too early to say exactly what will happen with this disturbance, if it'll fully form, or where it'll go, ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    Tropical Storm Bertha Projected to Move Away From Florida

    Oh hey, good news. We're not going to get hit by a hurricane. At least, not this weekend. Forecasters had had their eye on TS Bertha all week, and where the storm initially formed was a bit of a cause of concern for us here in South Florida. But, the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Cen ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    Potential Hurricane Showing "Signs of Organization" in the Atlantic Ocean

    Okay, so it ain't even a Tropical depression yet. But after decades living in this steamy subtropical hurricane magnet of a land mass, we have an instinct for these things. A front located about 1150 miles east of the Windward Islands is showing "signs of organization," according to the National Hu ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    New National Hurricane Center Maps to Track Storms Before They Form, Predict Surges

    As Hurricane season approaches, we're getting more and more sophisticated in the way storms are tracked. And while we're still waiting for those Hurricane Tracker Sharks we were promised, there is some pretty cool news coming out of the National Hurricane Center. Staring this season, the NHC will ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Sharks Could Be Forecasting Hurricanes Soon

    Sharks are apparently going to be replacing weathermen soon, because according to this report, hundreds of them have been tagged with special satellite links that scientists are hoping will be forecasting information of oncoming hurricanes. Scientists at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Tropical Storm Chantal Might Be Downgraded to Tropical Wave

    For a while there, it looked like Tropical Storm Chantal was going to come in and ruin everybody's weekend by being all tropical stormy on our asses. But now, she isn't looking so tough, thanks to her weakening overnight and what with Cuba's mountainous terrains battering her enough to slow down th ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Hurricane Center Will Keep Warning Us About Tropical Storms, Even When They're No Longer Tropical Storms

    When Hurricane Sandy clipped Florida and headed for the northeast, the National Hurricane Center announced that it was not a hurricane but a "post-tropical storm," which was both the first time anyone outside of the National Hurricane Center ever heard the term, and was kind of confusing. And, app ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Hurricane Warning Definition Has Been Altered by National Hurricane Center

    The National Hurricane Center has announced that it's going to alter the definition of a "hurricane warning." This means that the next time there's a storm headed toward land that has the potential to be another Sandy, a "hurricane warning" will be posted by the Hurricane Center -- even if the stor ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy Brings More Rain and Wind Today

    As expected, Hurricane Sandy has left a big honking mess of things with wind and rain and rain and SO. MUCH. RAIN.Fortunately, there have been no widespread power outages or any serious emergencies caused by the storm Today's 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center says that she has weaken ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy Bringing Lots of Wind and Rain Today

    If you've been outside yet, you've noticed a couple of things. It's raining. It's windy. It's a little chilly. And it's raining. Mostly, though, it's raining. Yes, the crappy weather this morning and pretty much throughout the rest of today is courtesy of Hurricane Sandy, who is right now plowing t ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Tropical Storm Sandy May Make a Mess of Things

    Hey, everybody! More rain on the way! Yoopeeee!! The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch from Jupiter Inlet down South Florida's east coast to the Keys. No need to grab those flashlights and board up the house, but it is going to get crazy wet. Forecasters expect storm condit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac Getting Closer To South Florida (Updated)

    Update [5:30 p.m.]: Broward County has two shelters open for those living in low-lying areas and mobile homes.Update [2:50 p.m.]: Broward County schools will be closed on MondayUpdate [1:30 p.m.]: Miami-Dade schools will be closed on Monday. Palm Beach County schools remain openIsaac ain't ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac Not Looking So Tough Anymore

    Oh, hey, good news for those of you who didn't want a hurricane to come and screw up your week. Tropical Storm Isaac's path has nudged towards the west, once again justifying our total lack of concern whenever the news people tell us a giant compacted storm with 100 mph winds is heading right f ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Your Tropical Storm Isaac Update

    It's looking more and more like South Florida will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac. But the computers still can't agree on where exactly the storm will make landfall. BECAUSE THE COMPUTERS ARE TURNING AGAINST US. Either way, we'll get really, really wet... or we'll get hit in the face with ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac Is Better Organized, Could Hit Florida On Monday

    While you were sleeping comfortably all tucked away in your bed, Tropical Storm Isaac was getting stronger, working out in the dark like Robert DeNiro in Cape Fear, with only thing on his mind -- devastation. Isaac's track still has it potentially landing somewhere off the South Florida coast by e ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    There's A Tropical Storm Headed Our Way, Maybe

    According to the National Hurricane Center, a tropical depression cooked up in the Atlantic early this morning, and is expected to become a tropical storm sometime today. TD 9, as they are calling it, had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph as of 2 p.m. today, and is moving west at 18 mph about 500 ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Rina Expected to Come to Fort Lauderdale With a 50 Percent Chance of Rain, Some Wind

    wunderground.comFive-day forecast of Rina's path.​What's currently "Hurricane" Rina is expected to be some wind and possible rain by the time it would affect Fort Lauderdale, according to multiple weather forecasts.Rina is expected to weaken from a category two hurricane to category one tomorrow, ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Tropical Storm Emily Is Dead

    INational Hurricane CenterEmily was kind of a brat anyway.​Tropical Storm Emily was declared dead by the National Hurricane Center at 5 p.m. yesterday.What was once the cause of alarmist hurricane threats, South Florida's weekend weather forecast is now a 50/50 chance of raindrops.The weather prop ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Tropical Storm Emily Update: Weathermen Aren't Oracles

    National Hurricane CenterMaps look scary as hell.​When hurricane season comes around, it seems like weather forecasting is about as effective as homeopathy.The National Weather Service and its subsidiary, the National Hurricane Center, have been putting out updates every few hours over the past co ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Five Wines for Hurricane Season

    ​Despite numerous predictions of death, destruction and days of no cable TV, so far this hurricane season we've gotten off pretty easy.  Well, that looks like it's about to change. You don't need to be a professional doomsayer or a WSVN panic-monger. . . I mean, meteorologist, to peek at the ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    A Recipe for Hurricane Season: Latin Macho Burger

    Dori ZinnThe " latin macho" burger from Latin Burger and Taco​Besides Mother Nature's damage, the only other thing hurricane season brings is a massive barbecue. After last week's announcement from the National Hurricane Center that this year's season will be "extremely active," veteran hurrican ... More >>

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    August 29, 2006

    Fidel Does Us A Solid

    In the battle of the hurricane blogs, I have to give the edge to Bob King. The Palm Beach Post storm-meister informs us in his most recent post that the National Hurricane Center gave big props to Fidel: "SPECIAL THANKS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA FOR PERMITTING THE RECON AIRCRAFT FLY RIGHT UP TO ... More >>

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