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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

Bertha Now A Hurricane Over Atlantic

Miami (AFP) — Bertha picked up strength Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, but the storm is not expected to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast, forecasters said. In its 1500 GMT bulletin, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) put the center of the hurricane about 230 miles east-northeast of Great […]

August 4, 2014

El Nino Usually Means Fewer Hurricanes For S.C.

By Joey Holleman, The State (Columbia, S.C.) COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins to heat up this summer so does the ocean surface in the equatorial Pacific, and that’s good news for South Carolina. The warming in the Pacific, known as El Nino, affects weather patterns worldwide. In terms of hurricanes, […]

August 1, 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

Four Hurricanes Likely, Say Noted Storm Forecasters

By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Storm prognosticators Phil Klotzbach and William Gray still think this will be a slower than normal storm season — but busier than first predicted. The Colorado State University climatologists now call for 10 named storms, including four hurricanes, with one of those being major. In April, […]

June 2, 2014