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Update: Hurricane Lorenzo Loses Power but Swells in Size as It Heads Toward Ireland

Hurricane Lorenzo, the largest storm ever to roam the Eastern Atlantic, is forecast to strike the heart of Ireland’s west coast within days carrying tropical-strength winds, driving rain and a huge storm surge. Once a Category 5 storm with 160 …

Typhoon Mitag Lashes Eastern China, Heads to South Korea

After lashing parts of Taiwan and Japan’s southernmost Ryukyu Islands on Monday, Typhoon Mitag is passing eastern China today and then takes aim at South Korea and the remainder of Japan later this week, according to weather.com meteorologists, in a …

Humberto Strengthens into 3rd Atlantic Hurricane of 2019, Heading to Bermuda

Tropical storm Humberto has now intensified into the third Atlantic hurricane of 2019 with top sustained winds of 75 mph, according to weather.com meteorologists in a report issued on Sept. 15. The majority of the showers, thunderstorms and strongest winds …

Update: Tropical Storm Dorian Strengthens as It Heads Toward Barbados

Tropical Storm Dorian is gaining strength as it approaches the Lesser Antilles and is forecast to skirt Puerto Rico as a weak hurricane. The storm was about 30 miles (50 kilometers) east-southeast of Barbados as of 8 p.m. New York …

Real Hurricane ‘Season Within a Season’ About to Begin

Don’t be lulled by a quiet June and July, the real Atlantic hurricane season is about to kick off. The hurricane season generally runs from June 1 to the end of November. But the next six weeks — “the season …

Vast Sahara Dust Cloud Hinders Formation of Tropical Storms in Atlantic

Dry air from the Sahara that’s carrying enough dust it can be seen from space is preventing thunderstorms over the Atlantic from strengthening into powerful tropical systems. The system sits hundreds of miles southeast of the Lesser Antilles, an arc …

From Insurers to Traders to Retailers, More Industries Depend on Weather Tracking

Every uptick in wind speed along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is of enormous interest to Mike Eilts. Eilts, senior vice president for weather at DTN, a Minnesota-based analytics firm, knows that an unexpected cold front in Louisiana, nudged southward …

Tropical Cyclone Idai Devastates Mozambique, Zimbabwe with Death Toll Rising

A tropical cyclone killed at least 166 people in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, destroying roads and bridges and curbing electricity exports to neighboring South Africa. The death toll has risen sharply since Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall almost directly over the …

Cyclone Idai Causes at Least 60 Deaths, Widespread Destruction in Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has already caused at least 60 deaths in southern Africa, lashed Mozambique’s coast Friday, knocking out electricity and phone networks in its fourth-biggest city. Idai made landfall just after midnight after strengthening to the equivalent of …

Deadly Tropical Cyclone Idai Barrels Towards Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone Idai bore down on Mozambique’s coast as it prepared to make landfall for a second time since causing flooding in southern Africa last week that killed at least 60 people. Idai is equivalent to a Category 3 storm …