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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Jenny Staletovich

Irma Rips Across Islands On Course Toward Florida

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.

September 7, 2017
Biscayne National Park

Climate Change Shrinking South Florida Reefs Sooner Than Expected

“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.”

May 3, 2016
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Goo-Spewing Worm Latest Threat To South Florida

At mealtime, the worm goes full-on Alien.

July 14, 2015

United Way Study Finds Working Families Struggling To Get By

For Florida families, a steady job is no longer enough to get by.

November 12, 2014

Storm Predicted To Become Tropical Depression But Miss U.S. Coast

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 […]

August 22, 2014

Fewer Hurricanes Predicted In Updated Forecast

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 […]

August 8, 2014

Arthur Grows Into A Hurricane, Headed Toward Carolinas

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 […]

July 3, 2014

Arthur Gains Strength, Likely To Become Season’s First Hurricane

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 […]

July 2, 2014

First Tropical Storm Of Season, Arthur, Slogging Off Florida Coast

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 […]

July 1, 2014