| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:22 PM
We have a natural tendency to discount the "weaker" hurricanes, those Cat. 1 and 2 cyclones that seem so run-of-the-mill compared with the Cat. 4 and 5 beasts that show up from time to time.But the smaller tempests are sometimes......
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:00 AM
So now I have to worry about earthquakes too?
Aside from winter's car-covering blizzards, the mid-Atlantic area has seemed a pretty mundane place to live, weather-wise. But during Tuesday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake our entire house outside Baltimore...
| May 24, 2012
| 11:08 AM
Forecasters are expecting the fewest Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms since 2009, particularly if the weather phenomenon El Niño develops by the heart of the hurricane season.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:26 AM
You'll read in various accounts that Tropical Storm Agnes, the great and hurtful deluge that struck the Chesapeake Bay 40 years ago this month, was the magnitude of storm that only strikes every two or three centuries on average — maybe even a 500-...
| Sep 11, 2008
| 4:22 PM
Okay, I've been grumping privately about this for a couple of weeks - ever since the CNN morning achors began referring to Hurricane Gustav as a 'monster' storm as it crossed the Gulf of Mexico and threatened New Orleans.This morning,......
| Aug 16, 2009
| 4:22 PM
Forty years ago tomorrow, the most powerful storm ever to visit the U.S. mainland crashed ashore along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Nearly everything in Camille's path, along the coast from Biloxi west to the Alabama state line, was reduced to splinters......
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:30 AM
When I click over to the Travel Channel, it’s usually to watch Man vs. Food, where some guy gorges himself with outlandish amounts of savory but artery-clogging fare.
At 10 p.m. this Saturday, I’ll be able to watch myself – on a show...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:58 AM
CANTON — Mark Penney, a sergeant in the town police department, has been named "Veteran of the Month" by state Sen. Kevin Witkos, according to an announcement from Witkos' office.
Witkos, himself a retired member of the town police department,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Twenty years ago, I interviewed Frank Nutter, then and now president of the Reinsurance Assn. of America, on the threat climate change posed to the $2-trillion-plus global property and casualty insurance industry.
"It is clear," he said back then, "that...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When the phone rang, the beating in the Lawndale motel stopped.
Howard Bloomgarden, a 26-year-old college grad and self-styled mobster, was calling from Miami. He was checking on a cross-country manhunt that was reaching its climax on this night in 1994...