National Hurricane Center News

National Hurricane Center, Florida University to Launch Hurricane Site in Spanish

The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation. The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season …

Storm Brewing Over Yucatan Peninsula Threatens Texas and Louisiana

The Atlantic’s second storm of the year may be developing over the Yucatan Peninsula, with the potential to reach Texas and Louisiana and flood Houston for the second time in a month. Thunderstorms moving northwest from the Yucatan along the …

UPDATE: Hurricane Blanca Remains on Course for Baja California

The latest bulletin from the National Hurricane Center in Miami describes Blanca as a “large hurricane,” with hurricane force winds extending “outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extending outward up to …

Pacific Storms Rage While Atlantic Hurricane Season Opens Quietly

The Atlantic hurricane season opened with empty seas and low expectations as two storms raged off the western coast of Mexico, where they will almost certainly stay. Hurricane Andres, which formed last week and grew into a major Category 4 …

Storm Surge Alerts to Begin on Atlantic Coast This Hurricane Season

As the people of New Orleans, New Jersey and New York know all too well, much of the death and damage caused by hurricanes isn’t from the wind. It’s from the storm surge. When the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season starts …

Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season Coming to End

The Atlantic hurricane season will officially end November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted, according to weather scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “Fortunately, much of the U.S. coastline was …

Desktop Hurricane Tool Shows Storm Risk in Neighborhoods

When a hurricane comes ashore, there are so many dangers: tree-snapping winds, torrential downpours and even tornadoes spawned by the tempest itself. But it’s the wall of water that tropical systems push onto land, known as storm surge, that tops …

Tropical Storm Heads to Mexico’s Western Coast

With just about a month left in the eastern Pacific’s hurricane season, Mexico is once again the target of a tropical system on its western coast. The latest system, Tropical Storm Vance, was drifting west in the Pacific Ocean with …

Remnants of Hurricanes Still Can Be Powerful – and Dangerous

A hurricane may lose its name, its structure and even its place on National Hurricane Center tracking maps. None of that is a guarantee the storm’s meteorological energy won’t keep making mischief. While still-dangerous storm remnants — let’s call them …

Tropical Storm Polo Could Grow to Hurricane Off Mexico Coast

Tropical storm Polo could become a hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Thursday the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday. On Tuesday morning Polo was about 275 miles (440km) south of Mexico’s famous beach resort of Acapulco and …