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Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Lumbers Off Coast Of Carolinas

Associated Press | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ana weakened slightly as it lumbered just off the coast of South Carolina, sending pounding surf cras...

A Smile, a Coke and a Stairway

Beth-Ann Kozlovich | Posted 10.21.2014 | Hawaii
Beth-Ann Kozlovich

For me, there is no cemetery. I sit on the stairs facing the bookcase on the landing where my father's ashes are beautifully boxed. Usually, I have a Coke and a couple of French fries in hand. Sometimes, I'll play an old Earth, Wind & Fire CD from my dad's collection, maybe Sammy Davis Jr., or Barry White.

How Preparing for Hurricanes Taught Me How to Prepare for the Future

Leah Lamb | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Leah Lamb

The waiting is the hardest part. We can all feel the change that is coming in our bones. So the question that is present: How do you prepare to meet the storm?

'Fish Storms' Serve A Very Cool Purpose

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 11.03.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ They're called "fish storms" because they curve out to sea and seemingly do little more than hassle a bunch of tuna, marlins a...

How 'Brown Oceans' Fuel Hurricanes

Posted 07.18.2013 | Green

By Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience Assistant Editor: Hurricanes and tropical storms typically gather strength while moving over warm oceans, where the...

Naming Winter Storms: Good for Weather Channel, Bad for Public

Paul Yeager | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green
Paul Yeager

Instead of looking out for the best interest of the public, the Weather Channel looking out for the best interest of itself.

It's Not Stupid to Question Global Warming's Role in Sandy

Paul Yeager | Posted 01.03.2013 | Green
Paul Yeager

Liberals are supposed to believe that all extreme weather is proof of climate change, and the conservative position is one of denial. When it comes to the weather, though, I prefer science to politics.

Frankenstorm: Fact and Fiction

Paul Yeager | Posted 12.27.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

With so much information being generated from weather and non-weather sources, it's difficult to separate fact from fiction. If you're in the potential path of the storm, then follow local sources of weather information extremely closely and take any necessary actions to best prepare yourself.

Hurricane Season and Insurance Coverage: Questions & Answers

Bonnie Schneider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Bonnie Schneider

Tropical weather is heating up! Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season, you may be wondering about disaster insurance: if the worst happens, am I covered?

'This Is Just the Beginning': Forest Fires, Deadly Storms, Record Heat Reveal a Changed Climate (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! hosts a discussion about the politics of news reporters linking climate change to their coverage of extreme weather events with The Guardian's U.S. environment correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg and Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground website.

Florida Struggles To Recover After Debby Moves On

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green

* Sun begins to shine, but flood waters still dangerous * Storm dumped more than 2 feet (61 cm) of rain over some areas ...

Tropical Storm Debby Breaks Record With Early Debut

Posted 06.25.2012 | Green

By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: An unusually early spate of tropical storms has been keeping forecasters busy this year, and now ...

Hurricane Season Picks Up Speed With Tropical Storm Chris

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green


Despite Fast Start, NOAA Predicts Near-Normal Hurricane Season

Paul Yeager | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

Even though the 2012 Atlantic basin hurricane season is off to a fast start--with Tropical Storm Alberto last weekend and the likelihood of a second system along the Southeast coast this week--NOAA predicts a near-normal season overall.

Average- to Below-Average 2012 Hurricane Season Predicted

Paul Yeager | Posted 06.28.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager

One large-scale factor contributing to a greater intensity of hurricane seasons in recent years is a warm phase of sea-surface temperatures. With warm water being the fuel for hurricanes, this phase produces more, and more intense, hurricanes.

Entire Hurricane Season in Less Than 5 Minutes!

Paul Yeager | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green
Paul Yeager


State Farm Paid Out Billions In Weather-Related Claims

Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

State Farm Insurance has paid $5 billion to its customers for weather-related catastrophes -- damage to cars, homes and other property so far this yea...

New Life-Threatening Flooding Threat From Tropical Storm Lee

Paul Yeager | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Paul Yeager

If there is one thing that we learned from Hurricane Irene, it's that a tropical storm or hurricane doesn't have to have the highest winds in order to cause massive damage.

Atlantic Hurricane Katia to Form This Week

Paul Yeager | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Paul Yeager

Even though the next hurricane will likely be in the distant, non-threatening eastern Atlantic, we need to stay alert.

Typhoon Megi Leaves Philippines In Shambles (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By far the worst storm to hit the Philippines this year, Typhoon Megi reportedly left 11 Filipinos dead and over 200,000 homeless. Bridges were destro...

Tropical Storm Karl Heads To Gulf Of Mexico

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(AP) CANCUN, Mexico — Tropical Storm Karl dumped heavy rains on the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday as it moved toward the Gulf of Mexico, where it wa...

Tropical Storm Hermine Hits Southern Texas

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) - Tropical Storm Hermine gave a wet and windy punch to Texas on Tuesday but left only minor scrapes in the storm-weary Rio Gr...

Tropical Storm Fiona Forms In Atlantic Ocean

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tropical Storm Fiona formed in the central Atlantic Ocean today, and it is headed west-northwest. It could develop into the Atlantic's fourth hurri...

Tropical Storm Danielle 2010 Strengthening In Atlantic (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Newly-formed Tropical Storm Danielle will likely reach hurricane status in the next 24 hours, according to an advisory from the U.S. National Hurrican...

Bracing For Flooding at Hurricane Time in Already Soggy Florida

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

A few feet of water may push into houses and offices. The costs can get into the hundreds of millions of dollars, but deaths are rare. Trouble at Lake Okeechobee, however, could be a nightmare.