Atlantic News

Hurricane Alpha? Amped Up Season Forecast, Names May Run Out

Already smashing records, this year’s hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the coming months, they expect to run out of traditional hurricane names and see about twice as much storm activity as a …

Atlantic Brews Up Three Chances for Year’s Next Tropical Storm

Forecasters are tracking three potential tropical systems in the Atlantic, including two that could threaten the Gulf of Mexico. A patch of showers and thunderstorms off Texas has a 10% chance of becoming 2020’s seventh storm, the National Hurricane Center …

Skies Go Gray Over Florida, Gulf of Mexico on African Dust Blobs

Summer brings long hot days and afternoon thunderstorms across the U.S. Now you can add African dust to the mix. Two large blobs of dust blown off of Africa’s Sahara Desert are on their way to North America, driven by …

Houses in Hurricane Strike Zones are Built Back Bigger

A study of hurricane-hit areas of the United States has revealed a trend of larger homes being built to replace smaller ones in the years following a storm. The research, led by the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom …

`Back-Loaded’ Hurricane Season Bearing Down on U.S. Coast

Don’t be lulled by a quiet June and July, the real Atlantic hurricane season is about to kick off. The hurricane season runs from June 1 to the end of November. But the next six weeks — “the season within …

Deadly, Destructive 2012 Hurricane Season Ends

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season that spawned the destruction of Sandy and Isaac has come to an end as one for the record books. There were 19 named storms in what meteorologists consider an above-average year that tied as being …

Hurricane Prediction Delayed Until Spring

Hurricane forecaster William Gray will wait until spring to predict how many storms will form in the Atlantic. Gray and his research partner at Colorado State University, Philip Klotzbach, usually start making predictions in December but this month, for the …

Tropical Storm Katia Strengthens in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Katia has formed and is slowly strengthening as it moves across the Atlantic. Katia has maximum sustained winds late Tuesday morning near 45 mph (72 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says gradual strengthening is forecast …

Recap of Forecasts for 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Private forecaster Weather Services International (WSI) Tuesday increased to 18 from 15 the number of named storms it predicted for the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. WSI said it still predicted 8 hurricanes, four of which were expected to strengthen into …

First Atlantic Storm Powers Toward Mexico

Arlene, the first tropical storm of the North Atlantic hurricane season, churned through the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday but looked set to spare Mexico’s oilfields from a direct hit. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per …