Articles by Brian K. Sullivan

Alberto Weakens to Depression, Moving North Across Alabama

Storm Alberto weakened to a subtropical depression, moving across central Alabama after making landfall in the Florida Panhandle and bringing heavy rains that threaten the U.S. South with economic losses of $1 billion. Alberto was 30 miles (45 kilometers) west …

Weakening Alberto Brings Heavy Rains to Southeast for Memorial Day

Subtropical Storm Alberto lost strength as it came ashore near Laguna Beach in Florida Monday, bringing heavy rains that threaten the U.S. South with economic losses of $1 billion. Alberto was 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Panama City, Florida, when …

Alberto, 2018’s First Named Storm, Heading for Florida, Southeast Coast

Meet Alberto, the first named storm of 2018. The sub-tropical storm off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is expected to bring heavy rain to western Cuba and much of Florida early next week, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday. Alberto …

What NOAA Forecasts for 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

On the heels of the costliest hurricane year on record, the Atlantic is expected to produce five to nine of the mighty storms during the six-month season that starts June 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. A total …

Nor’easter May Break Records, Threatens Billions in Real Estate

A potentially record-breaking nor’easter is set to pummel the U.S. East Coast with wind, snow and rain Friday, putting billions of dollars of coastal real estate at risk from “unprecedented flooding.” While upwards of a foot (30 centimeters) of snow …

National Hurricane Center: Harvey’s Rains Make It Second-Costliest U.S. Hurricane

Record-breaking Hurricane Harvey became the second-costliest storm to hit the U.S. and dropped more rain than any other system ever. Harvey, the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. since 2005, killed at least 103 people and caused an estimated $125 …

Big Chill Returns to Menace Northeast as Snow Storm Subsides

The fast-moving snow storm that pummeled the U.S. Northeast, grounding flights, knocking out power to thousands and causing coastal flooding, gave way to a brutal cold on Friday with dozens of cities expected to break temperature records. The low in …

Outages, Flooding Expected as Giant Snow and Ice ‘Bomb’ Targets Eastern States

The worst storm of the winter season has knocked out power to thousands and canceled almost 3,000 flights. Next it threatens to bring more snow, ice and cold from Florida to Nova Scotia, including New York and Boston. Winter storm …

2017 ‘One of Worst’ for U.S. Weather with 15 Events Costing $1 Billion or More

In the year that President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord and downplayed global warming as a security threat, the U.S. received a harsh reminder of the perils of the rise in the planet’s temperature: a destructive rash …

Winds Kick up Fire Threat from California Wildfires

Dry, gusting winds are aggravating fire worries across much of central and western California, including those areas where infernos are still raging and places that were scorched in October, the U.S. Storm Prediction Center said. Conditions through Sunday will be …