National Hurricane Center (NHC) News

How Meteorologists View 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Most meteorologists forecast the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will be less active than a year ago, with the number of named storms and hurricanes near average. A few meteorologists, however, expect this season to be more active than normal with one, Global Weather …

Tropical Storm Julia Weakens Along Southeast Coast

Tropical Storm Julia weakened into a depression and is expected to meander off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina for the next few days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday. Julia is located about 60 miles (95 …

With Hurricane Season About to Open, Forecasters Already Eyeing East Coast

When the Atlantic  hurricane season starts next week, the most active area might just be off the U.S. East Coast. At this time of year, passing cold fronts that linger over waters warmed by the late spring sun can trigger …

Mexico Losses from Hurricane Patricia ‘Won’t Exceed $200 Million:’ AIR Analysis

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that insured losses to onshore properties in Mexico from Hurricane Patricia won’t exceed $200 million. This is a surprisingly low estimate, as AIR said: “Six hours before Hurricane Patricia made landfall in the Mexican …

Hurricane Season’s Peak: Gone with the Wind Shear

The day during the Atlantic hurricane season when a tropical storm or worse is most likely to be swirling around the basin may come and go with a whimper. The best the Atlantic probably will come up with by Thursday, …

Hurricane Danny Weakens to Tropical Depression

As of 8 a.m East Coast time, Danny, which became a Category 3 hurricane last Friday, had weakened substantially to a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm center …

UPDATE: Hurricane Blanca Weakens off Mexico Coast; Bound for Baja Resorts

Hurricane Blanca weakened slightly off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Thursday but could restrengthen as it continues moving toward tourist resorts at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Blanca, the second hurricane to …

Hurricane Blanca Grows off Mexico Coast; Headed for Tip of Baja

Hurricane Blanca strengthened to a category 4 storm off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Wednesday and was expected to bear down on a tourist hub at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Blanca, …