2014 Atlantic hurricane season News

Ugly Is Beautiful for Hurricane Forecaster

When it comes to Atlantic hurricanes, brief and ugly is beautiful, at least to Phil Klotzbach, lead author of Colorado State University’s seasonal storm forecast. That’s because a ragged-looking tropical system that only lasts a few days is an indication …

Hurricane Forecasters Keeping Eye on Storm Building in Atlantic

A potential tropical system became a bit ragged with poor definition late yesterday as it neared the Leeward Islands at the eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea. A U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter found a small area of winds …

Why Is Pacific Outpacing Atlantic This Storm Season?

It’s almost the middle of August, and the Pacific has been cranking out hurricanes and typhoons all over the place. So, what’s with the Atlantic? After just about two and half months, hurricanes Arthur and Bertha are all the Atlantic …

Chance of Below-Normal Hurricane Season Now Up to 70%

Forecasters with the National Weather Service raised the likelihood for a below-normal season in their most recent Atlantic hurricane season outlook. The update predicts a 70 percent chance of a below-normal season, a 25 percent chance of a near-normal season …

NYC Mayor: Be Prepared for Peak Hurricane Season

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to prepare for peak hurricane season. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean begins June 1 but New York City is most vulnerable from August to October. De Blasio handed …

Hurricane Bertha to Pass by East Coast But Not Make Landfall: AIR

Bertha, which became the second hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season today, made its way through the Caribbean as a weak and disorganized tropical storm this past weekend. Bertha is heading north and is expected to pass along the U.S. …

Utility Crews Restoring Power in Maine After Storm

Utility crews in Maine have been busy restoring electricity to thousands of customers over the weekend and on Monday. Last Saturday, remnants of Hurricane Arthur brought high winds and heavy rains to the state. At the peak of the outage, …

Official: Massachusetts Life Returns to Normal After Hurricane Arthur

Massachusetts state emergency officials say life is returning to normal after Hurricane Arthur dumped surprising amounts of rain and unleashed strong winds in parts of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency spokesman Peter Judge says the storm left about 20,000 homes …

Arthur Damage Assessments Underway in North Carolina

Hurricane Arthur made landfall before midnight on July 3 near Cape Lookout, North Carolina, as a Category 2 hurricane. Maximum sustained winds at landfall were 100 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. State officials said no casualties have been …

Rhode Island Officials Remind Residents to Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

Rhode Island officials are urging residents to prepare for hurricane season. Gov. Lincoln Chafee says three to six hurricanes are expected to affect the Atlantic Coast this year and that people should take steps to be ready for severe weather. …