National Hurricane Center News

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 …

How a Run-of-the-Mill Hurricane Mutated Into a Superstorm Named Sandy

It was the moment a run-of-the-mill hurricane mutated into a monster named Sandy. Paradoxically, it was the same time Sandy lost much of its wind power, dropping from a hurricane to a tropical storm. It was a Friday night and …

NHC Tracking TS Erin; Weather Front over Yucatan

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is currently tracking Tropical Storm Erin – the fifth named storm of the season – as well as a weather front, currently over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, which has a 60 percent chance of becoming …

Downgraded Flossie Leaving Hawaii

The remnants of what was Tropical Storm Flossie are currently northwest of Kauai and moving away from the islands at about 15 miles per hour, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. (PST) …

TS Chantal Weakening; Some Watches and Warnings Cancelled

The National Hurricane Center’s bulletin, issued at 5:00 AM AST, notes that Tropical Storm Chantal has become much weaker since it entered the Caribbean, and may soon be downgraded to a “tropical wave.” The storm is “moving toward the west-northwest …

Latest NHC Analysis of TS Chantal; Storm Warnings, Watches in Effect

The National Hurricane Center’s most recent bulletin, released at 5:00 AM AST, places Tropical Storm Chantal in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Leeward Islands, as it slowly approaches the Caribbean. Chantal was about 75 miles – 120 kms – east …

Tropical Storm Chantal May Form in Atlantic This Week

Tropical Storm Chantal strengthened as it moved west across the Atlantic toward the Lesser Antilles, including the islands of Martinique and Saint Lucia, on a track that may take it east of Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Chantal …