National Hurricane Center News

2020’s Hurricane Zeta Upgraded from Cat 2 to Cat 3

Hurricane Zeta, which swept through southeast Louisiana at the tail end of the 2020 hurricane season, has been upgraded to a major, Category 3 storm at Louisiana landfall, according to a federal report released on May 11 that underscored the …

Erratic Tropical Storm Eta Makes Landfall on Florida’s West Coast

Tropical Storm Eta made landfall on Florida’s west coast Thursday, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to northern parts of the peninsula. Eta came ashore near Cedar Key at 4 a.m. New York time, with maximum sustained winds of 50 …

Historic Flooding from Hurricane Sally Could Hit Gulf Coast

Hurricane Sally drew closer to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Tuesday morning, threatening historic floods, the National Hurricane Center said, with more than two feet (61 cm)of rain expected in some areas. The second strong storm in less than a …

Marginal Flood Risk Remains for North Carolina After Isaias

At least eight people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina. Millions of people were without power on Wednesday after felled trees …

Isaias Could Bring Heavy Winds and Rain to New York City Region

New York City area residents should be prepared for heavy winds and rain from Isaias on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. The storm was off the Florida coast Sunday and its maximum sustained winds had declined to 65 mph. But …

Tropical Storm Cristobal Brings Rain, Flooding to South

Rain pounded the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Cristobal, which had already spawned a tornado in Florida. Roads flooded in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, and thousands were without power even before the the …

NHC: Tropical Storm Cristobal Expected to Enter Gulf on Friday

A tropical disturbance currently moving inland over eastern Mexico is expected to re-enter the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, according to information from the National Hurricane Center. The NHC said Tropical Storm Cristobal has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph …

Tropical Storm Nestor Spawns Tornadoes in Florida Gulf but Spares Panhandle

Tropical Storm Nestor was downgraded Saturday after it spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. The storm, however, spun off at …

National Hurricane Center Issues Tropical Storm Warning Along Gulf Coast

A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is likely to become a tropical storm that will hit the northern U.S. Gulf Coast with wind and rain, forecasters said Thursday. Moving off the eastern coast of Mexico, the low pressure …

Low-Pressure System Off Texas Coast Expected to Bring Heavy Rain, Flooding

With a low pressure system hovering off the Texas Gulf Coast that the National Hurricane Center could become a tropical depression, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has elevated the state operations center to an increased readiness (level 3) status. The Texas …