National Hurricane Center News

Hurricane Cristobal to Pass North of Bermuda; No Threat to U.S.

The most recent report from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 A.M. EDT, notes that Cristobal is now hurricane strength with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph – 130 km/h, and “some strengthening is possible during the next …

Pacific Hurricane Marie Weakens to Category 1 Storm; No Warnings in Place: NHC

The most recent report from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 8:00 P.M. PDT, indicates that Hurricane Marie is “gradually weakening over colder water.” The storm, located around 1190 kms [740 miles] west of the southern tip of Baja …

TS Cristobal – Season’s 3rd Storm – Triggers Caribbean Warnings; No U.S. Threat

The National Hurricane Center in Miami has finally been able to give the third weather disturbance of the current hurricane season a name – Tropical Storm Cristobal. According to the 5:00 A.M. bulletin from the NHC Cristobal is “expected to …

Heart of Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts as Storms Seem Dubious

The official start of the most active part of the Atlantic hurricane season arrives tomorrow with more of a whimper than a bang. If tradition holds, William Gray, who pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting more than three decades ago, will ring …

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. …

NHC Tracking TS Bertha; No Immediate Threat to U.S.

The latest bulletin from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, issued at 5:00 A.M. EDT, locates the center of Tropical Storm Bertha approximately 220 miles – 350 km –east of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Maximum sustained winds were …

NHC Tracking Tropical Depression Two

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking a low intensity disturbance in the Atlantic, topical depression two. It is currently about 1025 miles (1645 km) east of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 km/h), …

Forecasters to Issue Special Maps, Warnings on Storm Surge

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center hope new color-coded maps they’re trying out this year will simplify two important points about storm surge for coastal residents: how far from the beach the water will spread and how high that water …

On Second Thought, Make That 14 Atlantic Storms in 2013

The National Hurricane Center has added one subtropical storm to last year’s tally of tropical weather. Forecasters said that as part of a routine review of data from the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, a short-lived low that developed south of …

12 Strange Weather Features of Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy set several records and was unusual in even more ways. Here are 12 strange weather features of Sandy: 1. Size: With tropical-storm-force winds that extended for 1,000 miles, Sandy was the largest Atlantic system on record. However, meteorologists …