In their early morning discussion, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the latest model runs have moved Irma’s path slightly to the east, taking the fierce Cat 5 storm over Florida’s east coast or the northern Bahamas in the coming days. But they say models are still struggling to factor in a trough moving over the U.S. expected to help steer Irma.
“We tend to think we have a lot of time and this study shows we have maybe 30 years less time,” said lead author Chris Langdon, a University of Miami marine biologist. “We need to get serious sooner rather than later.”
By Jenny Staletovich, The Miami Herald MIAMI — A storm system cruising across the Atlantic and dumping heavy rain is expected to become a tropical depression over the weekend. The system, clumsily making its way west as a sloppy wet system, has gradually drifted northwest, prompting most tracking models to point it away from the […]
By Jenny Staletovich, The Miami Herald Forecasters upped the odds for a slow hurricane season Thursday, predicting even fewer storms as record strong winds in the upper atmosphere keep a lid on brewing storms. Just five to 10 storms are predicted over the rest of the season that runs through November, said Gerry Bell, lead […]
By Jenny Staletovich, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Arthur became the season’s first hurricane early Thursday, headed toward the Carolinas after forming as a meandering tropical depression off the steamy coast of Florida earlier this week. The storm, with 75 mph winds, struggled to maintain its eye overnight but should continue to intensify as it […]
By Jenny Staletovich, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Tropical Storm Arthur continued to gain strength Wednesday as it trudged along the central coast of Florida and is likely to become the season’s first Atlantic hurricane Thursday. The slow-moving storm with tropical-force winds extending about 80 miles from its center was headed north after briefly moving […]
By Jenny Staletovich, The Miami Herald MIAMI — The season’s first tropical depression blossomed into Tropical Storm Arthur on Tuesday as it slogged north along the coast of Central Florida. The storm, with tropical force winds extending about 45 miles, was headed northwest at 2 mph and could strengthen into the season’s first Atlantic hurricane […]