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Slow hurricane season so far, but remain vigilant – Your Houston News


Slow hurricane season so far, but remain vigilant
Your Houston News
(Ike was not a major hurricane when it made landfall). “That is almost unprecedented,” Evans said. “And that's part of the problem, I don't like having categories on hurricanes because people think 'oh it's just a one or a two.' Ike wasn't a major

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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 3:43 pm

National Hurricane Center reports tropical wave moving west over Yucatan – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


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National Hurricane Center reports tropical wave moving west over Yucatan
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
A tropical wave is moving west over Yucatan at 10 knots, the National Hurricane Center reported Sunday afternoon. Conditions for development are expected to improve once the system enters the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Monday, the center said, …
HURRICANE WATCH: Disturbance over Yucatan Peninsula could develop into Your Houston News
Forecasters eyeing tropical wave in GulfFlorida Today
2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Birdseye Discussion #76Wunderground.com (blog)
AccuWeather.com -AL.com -KPRC Houston (blog)
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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 12:20 am

Traditional peak of hurricane season off to slow start – Florida Today


Traditional peak of hurricane season off to slow start
Florida Today
“That seems to be the main factor keeping the activity down,” John Pendergrast, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Melbourne, said of the recent conditions that have been dampening storms. Over the past century, hurricanes and

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Posted on 31 August 2014 | 7:43 pm

Laird Hamilton ‘shoots the pier’ on Hurricane Marie’s monster waves at Malibu … – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Laird Hamilton 'shoots the pier' on Hurricane Marie's monster waves at Malibu
Daily Mail
This was the moment surfing legend Laird Hamilton risked his life riding a massive wave through the posts of Malibu Pier. The 50-year-old big wave surfer weaved, sliced and paddled his way to an epic surfing move at Surfrider beach in Malibu. The move …
Laird Hamilton Slices Through Pier On Hurricane Waves, Then Rescues Man In Huffington Post
Malibu Pier Reopens, Sand Berm Goes Up at SurfriderMalibu Times

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Posted on 31 August 2014 | 4:42 pm

Hurricane Center predicts showers, storms to hit Yucatan – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


Hurricane Center predicts showers, storms to hit Yucatan
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
A disorganized system of shower and thunderstorm activity is moving across the northwest Caribbean Sea and into Yucatan, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday morning. The potential for development is expected to be low – 30 percent in the next 48 …

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 2:10 pm

9 years after Hurricane Katrina, officials say Kenner is better protected – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


9 years after Hurricane Katrina, officials say Kenner is better protected
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
Hurricane Katrina tore through metro New Orleans and the Mississippi gulf coast in 2005, leaving countless communities in ruin and claiming more than 1,800 lives. Across the region, the recovery continues nine years later. In Kenner, the storm damaged

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 6:49 am

Mom gives birth to ‘hurricane baby’ after being stranded in Hurricane Arthur – Today.com


Mom gives birth to 'hurricane baby' after being stranded in Hurricane Arthur
Today.com
As Hurricane Arthur was slamming the East Coast over the July 4th weekend, police radios in Roanoke Island's Manteo, North Carolina, were blaring with reports of downed power lines, flooded homes, and something else. Wendy Garcia, who was in labor …

Posted on 30 August 2014 | 3:19 pm

Busted: Cristobal’s hurricane-hyped 2500 mile track error – Washington Post (blog)


Washington Post (blog)

Busted: Cristobal's hurricane-hyped 2500 mile track error
Washington Post (blog)
Early last week, an ominous forecast was making the rounds: that a monster hurricane, Cristobal, was going to hit the Gulf Coast on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. Not only did this hurricane-hyped forecast go viral on social media, it
Images From Hurricane Katrina, 9 Years LaterBoston.com
City of New Orleans remembers Hurricane Katrina 9 years laterWDSU New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina memorial plans in Gentilly unveiledThe Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
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Posted on 29 August 2014 | 5:48 pm

U.S. hurricane drought still in record territory – NewsNet5.com


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U.S. hurricane drought still in record territory
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CLEVELAND – Its been almost nine years since the last major hurricane struck the US Mainland. That's 3,230 days. Remember, we are talking MAJOR hurricanes, of Category 3 strength or higher. The last major hurricane was Hurricane Wilma which hit …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 2:04 am

Hurricane off Cabo means huge surf – Los Angeles Register


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Hurricane off Cabo means huge surf
Los Angeles Register
A body boarder drops in on a large wave at the Wedge in Newport Beach last month. A large hurricane swell is expected to bring massive waves bigger than 20 feet to the Wedge by Wednesday. <137>FILE PHOTO:<137> MINDY SCHAUER, STAFF …
In Pictures, Hurricane Waves Thrill and Threaten SurfersMashable
Big waves continue to hit California as Hurricane Marie effect wanesLos Angeles Times
See What It's Like to Surf 'The Wedge,' California's Monster WavesABC News

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:11 am

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How a hurricane brought an important Founding Father to America

How different would America have been without a hurricane that hit St. Croix in late August 1772? Without it, Alexander Hamilton may never have never shaped this country’s history.

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 2:00 pm

Hurricane Katrina nine years later

Brooks Hays NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Nine years ago, a Category 3 hurricane named Katrina made landfall along the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi, overwhelming the levee system in New Orleans.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 9:03 pm

Weather Gang: Busted: Cristobal’s hurricane-hyped 2,500 mile track error

On August 19, an ominous forecast suggested that a massive hurricane would make landfall on the northern Gulf Coast on the anniversary of Katrina's Gulf landfall. That forecast busted big time.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 5:48 pm

Hurricane Cristobal: A category 1 storm seen passing Bermuda (+video)

Hurricane Cristobal centered about 425 miles west of Bermuda on Wednesday, where a tropical storm watch is in effect and heavy rain is likely, the National Hurricane Center said.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 12:16 am

Hurricane Cristobal: A category 1 storm seen passing Bermuda

Hurricane Cristobal centered about 425 miles west of Bermuda on Wednesday, where a tropical storm watch is in effect and heavy rain is likely, the National Hurricane Center said.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 7:45 pm

Hurricane Cristobal seen passing west of rain-lashed Bermuda

By Daniel Wallis MIAMI (Reuters) – Hurricane Cristobal is expected to pass well west of Bermuda on Wednesday, where a tropical storm watch is in effect and heavy rain is likely, the National Hurricane Center said. Centered about 425 miles (685 km) west of Bermuda, Cristobal was moving north at 12 miles per hour (19 km per hour) with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph), the NHC said …

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 1:33 pm

Hurricane Cristobal moving away from U.S., but rip currents likely

Hurricane Cristobal continued to turn to the northeast on Tuesday, moving away from the Bahamas and the United States coast but is still likely to stir up dangerous coastal conditions, the National Hurricane Center said. Centered about 460 miles (740 km) southwest of Bermuda, Cristobal had picked up speed to 15 mph (24 kph) with winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km per hour), the NHC added. The …

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:49 pm

Hurricane Cristobal kills four, churns towards Bermuda

Strengthening Hurricane Cristobal killed at least four people in the Caribbean and then trained its deadly sights Tuesday on the holiday paradise of Bermuda, officials and meteorologists said. The storm dumped torrential rain on the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and Dominican Republic, triggering flooding and killing four people, authorities there said. Cristobal was packing maximum …

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:04 pm

Hurricane Marie weakens off Mexico

Hurricane Marie, which briefly reached the highest possible category five destructive power, is still potent but weakening in the Pacific off Mexico, weather officials said Tuesday. Now a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, Marie's crashing waves over the weekend caused a fishing vessel to capsize, with three of its occupants still missing and presumed dead. At 0900 GMT, Marie …

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 4:41 pm

Hurricane Cristobal gains, heads toward Bermuda

Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and officials said the storm already had caused at least five deaths. The U.S. National …

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 4:37 pm

Hurricanes and Cyclones News — ScienceDaily

Challenges faced by nurses in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The post-Sandy deployment of nurses to help address patient surge in eight local hospitals and health facilities had an impact that has not been well studied since the storm. A new research study is one of only a few to evaluate the psychological toll on nurses working in such rapidly changing, uncontrolled, and potentially dangerous circumstances.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 1:40 pm

Gasses from Kilauea volcano affected tropical storm Flossie formation

One might assume that a tropical storm moving through volcanic smog would sweep up the tainted air and march on, unchanged. However, a recent study from atmospheric scientists revealed that, though microscopic, gasses and particles from Kilauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie — affecting the formation of thunderstorms and lightning in the sizable storm.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 12:45 pm

Intensity of hurricanes: New study helps improve predictions of storm intensity

While predicting the path of hurricanes has gotten better, little has been done to improve predicting a storm’s intensity. That is, until now. “The air-water interface — whether it had significant waves or significant spray — is a big factor in storm intensity,” said one expert involved in a new study. “Hurricanes gain heat energy through the interface and they lose mechanical energy at the interface.”

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 3:08 pm

NASA’s HS3 mission spotlight: The HIRAD instrument

The Hurricane Imaging Radiometer, known as HIRAD, will fly aboard one of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft during NASA’s Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 mission from Wallops beginning August 26 through September 29. One of the NASA Global Hawks will cover the storm environment and the other will analyze inner-storm conditions. HIRAD will fly aboard the inner-storm Global Hawk and will be positioned at the bottom, rear section of the aircraft.

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 4:53 pm

Storm-triggered landslides: Examining causes of devastating debris flow

Storm-triggered landslides cause loss of life, property damage, and landscape alterations. For instance, the remnants of Hurricane Camille in 1969 caused 109 deaths in central Virginia, after 600 mm of rain fell in mountainous terrain in 6 hours. More recently, on 8 August 2010, a rainstorm-induced landslide devastated the Chinese county of Zhouqu, causing more than 1000 deaths. A new modeling study examines the multiple factors, both natural and human caused, that came together to produce this event.

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 4:39 pm

New approach to forecast hurricane intensity

New research suggests that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a key component to improve forecast models. The study offers a new method to aid in storm intensity prediction of hurricanes.

Posted on 10 July 2014 | 10:36 pm

NASA-JAXA’s new precipitation satellite sees first Atlantic hurricane

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory flew over Hurricane Arthur five times between July 1 and July 5, 2014. Arthur is the first tropical cyclone of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Core Observatory was launched Feb. 27 from Japan and began its prime mission on May 29, just in time for the hurricane season.

Posted on 8 July 2014 | 5:23 pm

NASA’s RapidScat to unveil hidden cycles of sea winds

Ocean waves, the hot sun, sea breezes — the right combination makes a great day at the beach. A different combination makes a killer hurricane. The complex interactions of the ocean and the air above it that can create such different outcomes are not yet fully known. Scientists would especially like to understand the role that the daily heat of the sun plays in creating winds. In a few months, NASA will send an ocean wind-monitoring instrument to a berth on the International Space Station. That unique vantage point will give ISS-RapidScat, short for the International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer, the ability to observe daily (also called diurnal) cycles of wind created by solar heat.

Posted on 8 July 2014 | 4:11 pm

Hurricane Sandy no help to Obama in 2012 presidential race, new study suggests

Results suggest that immediately following positive news coverage of Obama’s handling of the storm’s aftermath, Sandy positively influenced attitudes toward Obama, but that by Election Day, reminders of the hurricane became a drag instead of a boon for the president, despite a popular storyline to the contrary.

Posted on 5 June 2014 | 12:35 pm

Climate change at the movies

New research suggests that purportedly entertaining films that feature global warming and climate change can affect public understanding. But films are often bound up in problematic and limiting identity politics, which commonly reiterate racial, gender and sexual stereotypes positioning as they do white men as being the decision makers and the voice of authority.

Posted on 3 June 2014 | 5:58 pm