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National Hurricane Center

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  • Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end

    Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end
    As a tropical cyclone churned the Atlantic Ocean this month, a drone watched from above, dropping a paper-towel-roll-sized set of sensors attached to a parachute through the clouds on a 20-minute, 10-mile journey. The instruments revealed dry air low in...
  • Hurricane Edouard not forecast to strike land

    Hurricane Edouard not forecast to strike land
    A tropical cyclone named Edouardo on Sunday strengthened into the fourth hurricane of the 2014 season, but it's not forecast to strike North America. The storm reached Category 2 strength early Monday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph...
  • Hurricane Cristobal forecast to bring dangerous rip currents to U.S. shores

    Hurricane Cristobal forecast to bring dangerous rip currents to U.S. shores
    Cristobal reached hurricane status late Monday, and though the storm is expected to stay clear of land, National Hurricane Center forecasters warned of dangerous rip currents expected up the East Coast. The cyclone was about 600 miles southwest of...
  • Bertha reaches hurricane status but isn't forecast to strike land

    Bertha reaches hurricane status but isn't forecast to strike land
    Bertha, the Atlantic's second named storm of the season, became the second to reach hurricane status as well Monday morning. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph as of 11 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. It was about 230...
  • Tropical Storm Bertha forms; not expected to reach U.S. shores

    Tropical Storm Bertha forms; not expected to reach U.S. shores
    Tropical Storm Bertha formed late Thursday night, forecast to be headed toward the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, but not U.S. shores. The storm was about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados as of 8 a.m., with maximum sustained winds...
  • Atlantic system could become Tropical Storm Bertha this week

    Atlantic system could become Tropical Storm Bertha this week
    A tropical system that formed off the coast of Africa could become this season's second named storm in the Atlantic, possibly threatening Caribbean islands eventually. Showers and thunderstorms about 1,600 miles east of the southern Windward Islands are...
  • Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.

    Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.
    The latest forecasts for Tropical Storm Arthur show it well off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula as it passes by on the Fourth of July, but before that it could brush the Outer Banks as a Category 1 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center's...
  • Hurricane Arthur takes aim at Outer Banks for Fourth of July

    Hurricane Arthur takes aim at Outer Banks for Fourth of July
    Hurricane Arthur is expected to brush the Outer Banks of North Carolina early on the Fourth of July, but forecasts are only taking it further from the Delmarva coast after that. Hurricane warnings are in effect for coastal North Carolina, and the...
  • Dangerous rip currents possible for beachgoers in Ocean City

    Dangerous rip currents possible for beachgoers in Ocean City
    Tropical Storm Arthur, rapidly making its way up the East Coast, is predicted to become a hurricane by Thursday afternoon. While Fourth of July festivities in Ocean City won’t be a total wash, the National Hurricane Center is advising beachgoers...
  • With tropics quiet, hurricane season could get latest start since 2004

    With tropics quiet, hurricane season could get latest start since 2004
    The tropics are quiet nearly a month into the Atlantic hurricane season, and that could eventually mean the season's latest start since at least 2004. No tropical cyclones have formed yet this year, whereas in each of the past nine years, a tropical...
  • Season's first tropical storm possible to brush East Coast around July 4

    Season's first tropical storm possible to brush East Coast around July 4
    A rainy system off the coast of Florida could become Tropical Storm Arthur and sweep up the East Coast late this week into the weekend. The National Hurricane Center expects a 60 percent chance that shower and thunderstorm activity over the Bahamas will...
  • National Hurricane Center notes Atlantic season's first area of interest for cyclone formation

    National Hurricane Center notes Atlantic season's first area of interest for cyclone formation
    The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday designated its first area of interest for possible tropical cyclone formation, a gathering of thunderstorms in the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters called it a "complex low pressure area" in the southern Bay of...