2014 Atlantic hurricane season News

Odile Nears Hurricane Strength in Pacific; Edouard Forming in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Odile may become a hurricane today off Mexico’s Pacific coast, while Tropical Storm Edouard formed in the Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Odile, with top winds of 60 miles (97 kilometers) per hour, is 245 miles …

Turbulent Pacific Hurricane Season Contrasts with Calm Atlantic

For all the Atlantic Ocean’s composure this hurricane season, the eastern Pacific is turbulent after already producing its 15th storm. Tropical Storm Odile formed southwest of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico, yesterday, almost a full month before its 15th storm formed last …

Atlantic Hurricane Season Peaks with No Named Storms

The statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season has arrived and for the first time since 2000 there isn’t a named storm in the basin. While forecasters are watching a pair of potential candidates, neither is likely to grow into …

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, …