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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 …

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 …

Dust from Sahara Desert Moves West, Puts Brakes on Atlantic Hurricanes

Atlantic storm watchers are going to have a hard time seeing the ocean, never mind any tropical systems, as another Saharan swirl of dust from Africa is moving west. The dust, a marker for dry air, has spread out across …

Ireland Readies for Hurricane Ophelia, One of Its Strongest Storms in 50-Plus Years

Ophelia strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane forecast to strike Ireland, where one of the nation’s strongest storms in half a century threatens everything from farms to a golf course owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump. Ophelia’s …

East Coast Watching Effect of ‘Zombie’ Storm Jose on Maria’s Path

Hurricane Maria continued its thunderous roll northward as forecasters struggled to pin down a trajectory. Whether the storm makes landfall again could be determined by a zombie. That’s what former Hurricane Jose will soon be in the meteorological vernacular, a …

Weakening Hurricane Jose Could Graze Massachusetts Wednesday

A weakened Hurricane Jose could graze the Northeast as Hurricane Maria tears through the Caribbean, gaining strength and possibly heading toward the U.S. in a week. Jose will probably be downgraded to a tropical storm as it comes close to …

How ‘Bermuda High’ Threw Irma and Damage Estimates Off Course

Twenty miles may have made a $150 billion difference. Estimates for the damage Hurricane Irma would inflict on Florida kept mounting as it made its devastating sweep across the Caribbean. It was poised to be the costliest U.S. storm on …

U.S. Blizzard Grounds Flights, Raises Power as Trump Tweets

A late-winter storm is about to bury the eastern U.S. in snow. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights, wholesale power prices surged and natural gas futures rallied as the storm prepared to spin up the Atlantic Coast, threatening New York …

Hurricane Nicole Weakens After Direct Bermuda Hit; Storm Trackers Comment

Hurricane Nicole made a direct hit on Bermuda Thursday as the strongest hurricane to affect the Atlantic archipelago in 13 years, according to a report issued by Weather Underground. The storm’s impact on Bermuda has now ended, with the exception …

Kate Becomes 4th Atlantic Hurricane of 2015

Hurricane Kate became the fourth Atlantic hurricane of 2015 early Wednesday morning, passing well north of Bermuda, according to a report from Weather Underground. “Kate is racing northeast, caught up in the jet stream and will soon become a ‘post-tropical’ …