National Hurricane Center News

National Hurricane Center’s New Weather Advisory Tactic: Storm Prep Deadlines

Some coastal residents always put off emergency preparations until storm clouds loom on the horizon. The National Hurricane Center is going to try giving those people a deadline this year, issuing experimental advisories showing when tropical-storm force winds may hit …

Tropical Weather System Approaches Southeast States

Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas. Elsewhere, a powerful hurricane threatened to pass “dangerously close” …

Hurricane Center Updating Storm Surge Maps for North Carolina’s Outer Banks

New storm surge maps for the Outer Banks of North Carolina will be available this summer. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported that the National Hurricane Center will release the maps to predict where and how deep flooding would be in …

Mexico Catastrophe Bond Likely to Pay on Hurricane Patricia’s Losses: S&P

Bonds sold by Mexico to shield it from the cost of repairing hurricane damage are closer to paying out after the biggest storm ever measured in the Americas struck the country last month, Standard & Poor’s said. S&P cut its …

Mexico’s Hurricane Patricia May Hit Catastrophe Bondholders

Mexico’s natural disaster fund may be $100 million better off at bondholders’ expense after Hurricane Patricia appeared to trigger a catastrophe bond the country sold in 2012. Investors in those notes maturing Dec. 4. are waiting for a verdict on …

Cat 5 Patricia ‘Strongest Eastern North Pacific Hurricane on Record:’ NHC

Hurricane Patricia has strengthened into a Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, which is tracking the storm. The NHC’s latest bulletin said Patricia is the “strongest eastern North Pacific hurricane on …

NHC Tracking Hurricane Patricia, as It Nears Mexican Coast

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking Hurricane Patricia, a storm in the eastern Pacific that is moving towards the west coast of Mexico. According to the NHC’s latest bulletin, Patricia is about 255 miles – 410 kms south …

UPDATE: Joaquin Now a Major Hurricane; Nearing Bahamas

Joaquin is now classified as a “major hurricane,” according to the most recent bulletin from the National Hurricane Center. The storm’s “maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Joaquin is a category 3 hurricane on …

Hurricane Joaquin Keeps Forecasters Guessing on Its Path

Tropical Storm Joaquin jumped in strength and is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane by Wednesday, even as computer models disagree on where it will end up. Joaquin’s top winds reached 65 miles (105 kilometers) per hour, up from …

Hurricane Warnings Issued as Tropical Storm Joaquin Gains Strength

The National Hurricane Center’s latest bulletin, issued at 5:00 EDT, notes that the “government of the Bahamas has issued a Hurricane Warning for the central Bahamas, including Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador.” The NHC …