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Another hurricane like Katrina headed to New Orleans? Forecasters fight online … – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV


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Another hurricane like Katrina headed to New Orleans? Forecasters fight online
New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV
PIX11 WEATHER CENTER – A Hurricane Katrina-level storm heading to the Gulf Coast in time for the catastrophic system's ninth anniversary? Let's take a deep breath and look at the facts. While social media has become a source of weather news for all us, …
Dr. Roy Spencer is a former NASA climatologist and keeps a storm-tracking blogDaily Mail
First 2014 land-falling hurricane could target New OrleansShore News Today
Weather hoax page sharing false hurricane forecast, calls James Spann an idiotPress-Register – al.com
The Denver Channel -SunHerald.com
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:41 am

National Hurricane Center monitors potential threat in Atlantic Ocean – Local 10


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National Hurricane Center monitors potential threat in Atlantic Ocean
Local 10
IT'S SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES EAST OF ILL WIN WARD FINALIZED NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAYS IT HAS A HIGH CHANCE, A 60% CHANCE OF DEVELOPING INTO TO A TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER THE NEXT FIVE DAYS. MAX, AT THIS …
Tropical depression possible by Friday, National Hurricane Center's evening The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
Tropical trouble: Storm forming in the Atlantic?USA TODAY
Hurricane watch: There's 50-50 chance system heading toward Caribbean could Bradenton Herald
WDSU New Orleans -WJXT Jacksonville -AccuWeather.com
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 6:53 pm

As 2014 Hurricane Season’s busiest period begins Wednesday, experts track … – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


As 2014 Hurricane Season's busiest period begins Wednesday, experts track
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
With the 2014 hurricane season entering its most active period Wednesday, it's no surprise that the National Hurricane Center is tracking two low pressure systems that may develop into storms in the central Atlantic Ocean. Some models show the closest …

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 3:56 pm

Too Soon to Say a Gulf Coast Hurricane but Development Possible in Caribbean – AccuWeather.com


Too Soon to Say a Gulf Coast Hurricane but Development Possible in Caribbean
AccuWeather.com
While it is too early to say for sure that a hurricane will hit the Gulf coast before the end of August, there may be a threat for the United States and Caribbean islands from the Atlantic in the coming days. As an area of disturbed weather that
Storm headed to Gulf could turn into hurricaneHattiesburg American
Forecasters: Too early to tell whether storm will threaten La.Houma Courier

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 3:15 pm

Computer models often lead to hurricane hype on the internet – KTRK-TV


Computer models often lead to hurricane hype on the internet
KTRK-TV
We are now entering what is usually the busiest part of hurricane season. Only two named storms have developed so far this year and that's not unusual. The third hurricane doesn't usually develop until September 9. But if history is any indication of
Hurricane hype is here to stay; Forecasters must adaptWashington Post (blog)

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 9:32 pm

Hurricane forecasters tracking two systems that may develop in central Atlantic – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


Hurricane forecasters tracking two systems that may develop in central Atlantic
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
Several computer model runs completed this afternoon indicate this system could reach hurricane strength by early next week as it approaches Florida or the Gulf of Mexico. Model results during the early stages of the formation of a storm are often

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 8:51 pm

Summer of research to improve hurricane forecasting – NOAA


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Summer of research to improve hurricane forecasting
NOAA
This summer, NOAA scientists and partners are launching a number of new unmanned aircraft and water vehicles to collect weather information as part of a coordinated effort to improve hurricane forecasts. Several of these research projects and other
Hurricane Camille: What if it struck NJ?Asbury Park Press
One More Summer Spasm – Thundery Hot Front on Thursday – El Nino: Sizzle or Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 8:27 pm

Aug. 19 a disastrous day in USA’s hurricane history – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Aug. 19 a disastrous day in USA's hurricane history
USA TODAY
August 19 is an especially awful day in the USA's long hurricane history, with Hurricanes Diana, Camille and Bob all doing some of their worst destruction on this day. On Aug. 19, 1955, the remnants of Hurricane Diane continued to drop phenomenal

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 6:13 pm

23rd Anniversary of Hurricane Bob – WPRI-TV 12 (blog)


WPRI-TV 12 (blog)

23rd Anniversary of Hurricane Bob
WPRI-TV 12 (blog)
It was the last direct hit from a hurricane in southern New England, though we've certainly had impacts from tropical systems in recent years–including Tropical Storm Irene and Super Storm Sandy. Most recently, Hurricane Arthur spoiled our 4th of July

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 5:14 pm

Airborne phased array radar could spur a “quantum leap” in hurricane forecasts – Washington Post (blog)


Airborne phased array radar could spur a “quantum leap” in hurricane forecasts
Washington Post (blog)
Forecasts for the tracks of hurricanes have made huge strides over the past 15 years, improving by over 50 percent. But forecasts for the intensity of hurricanes have lagged, with only modest gains in accuracy seen very recently. A new technology under …

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 3:37 pm

Hurricane – Yahoo News Search Results

Another hurricane like Katrina headed to New Orleans? Forecasters fight online hysteria

PIX11 WEATHER CENTER – A Hurricane Katrina-level storm heading to the Gulf Coast in time for the catastrophic system’s ninth anniversary? Let’s take a deep breath and look at the facts. While social media has become a source of weather news for all us, it’s easy to forget that anybody can post MISINFORMATION. Bloggers who […]

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:42 am

'Invests' are part of hurricane jargon

Thanks in part to social media, many people these days take words like "failure" or "invitation" and cut them down to size for phrases like "epic fail" or "where's my invite?"

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:20 pm

Weather Gang: Hurricane hype is here to stay; Forecasters must adapt

Education is the only weapon weather communicators have in this fight against social media misinformation.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 7:01 pm

A Hurricane Is Coming

How do you know when to trust someone when they say "a hurricane is coming?" Should you only trust the NWS? Television weatherpeople? Your favorite Gawker weather blogger? All too often, people don't care where they get their weather information, and that's a huge problem. Read more…

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:21 pm

Heart of Atlantic Hurricane Season Arrives Without a Bang

The official start of the most active part of the Atlantic hurricane arrives tomorrow with more of a whimper than a bang.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 10:09 am

‘Hurricane Hunters’ mission helped gather data from Iselle

The main goal of the Hurricane Hunters' missions is to keep people safe and provide forecasters up to date with the most accurate informatio…

Posted on 18 August 2014 | 9:50 pm

Hawaii's big lesson from hurricane weekend: Stay prepared

As Hurricane Julio heads away from Hawaii Monday, it appears that the tropical island state has dodged serious impact from a threatened double storm hit. Professor Miller chatted with the pilot of a container-carrying vessel just before Iselle plowed into the Big Island, and the pilot was matter-of-fact about maintaining the supply chain.

Posted on 11 August 2014 | 6:51 pm

Hawaii bracing as hurricane nears the islands

HONOLULU (AP) — Barely holding on to hurricane strength, Iselle's outer edges brought rain and wind to Hawaii on Thursday as it approached landfall, poised to become the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the island chain in 22 years and whose path another hurricane closely followed.

Posted on 8 August 2014 | 8:14 am

Hawaii bracing as hurricane draws closer to island

HONOLULU (AP) — Barely holding on to hurricane strength, Iselle's outer edges brought rain and wind to Hawaii on Thursday as it approached landfall, poised to become the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the island chain in 22 years and whose path another hurricane closely followed.

Posted on 8 August 2014 | 6:41 am

Outer edge of hurricane brings rain to Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Barely holding on to hurricane strength, Iselle's outer edges brought rain and wind to Hawaii on Thursday afternoon as it approached landfall, poised to become the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the island chain in 22 years and whose path another hurricane closely followed.

Posted on 8 August 2014 | 1:07 am

Hurricanes and Cyclones News — ScienceDaily

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

New look at old forests: Future growth of U.S. forests expected to decline

As forests age, their ability to grow decreases, because energy production (photosynthesis) and energy consumption (respiration) decrease with age, a new study has determined. Since most US forests are maturing from regeneration that began about 100 years ago when extensive clear-cutting occurred, the study suggests the future growth of US forests will decline.

Posted on 3 June 2014 | 1:26 pm