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U.S. government meteorologists predict a “possibly extremely active” hurricane season in 2013, the top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official said Thursday, with as many as half a dozen major hurricanes. NOAA expects 13...
AccuWeather.com is predicting another active Atlantic hurricane season, particularly for the U.S. coastline. While the Pennsylvania-based meteorology company is calling for fewer storms in all, with 16 tropical storms versus 19 in 2012, AccuWeather's...
Sandy is the 77th name to be retired from the World Meteorological Organization's Atlantic hurricane season lists, joining memorable storms to hit Maryland like Irene, Isabel, Gloria and Agnes. Sara will replace it on a list that will next come into use...
An early 2013 hurricane season forecast is calling for a busy summer and fall, with a nearly 50 percent chance of a major storm striking the U.S. East Coast. Forecasters at Colorado State University on Wednesday predicted 18 named storms would form in...
The National Hurricane Center will in the future maintain any necessary hurricane watches or warnings even if a storm is no longer technically a hurricane, as in the case of Superstorm Sandy. Center officials made the changes permanent Friday in light...
Football season's over and baseball spring training games often don't rise to the level being topic for casual conversation, so last week's big snow that wasn't quickly became fodder for plenty of commentary at many levels. A major target when stormy...
The Baltimore SunI'm not keen on anthropomorphizing nature, a tendency best left to nineteenth-century poets: Shelley, Wordsworth, that element. So I grit my teeth and endure the National Weather Service's practice of naming tropical storms and hurricanes. It's a well-...
A record-warm spring, second-warmest summer, fourth-warmest winter and above-normal fall made 2012 the warmest year on record for the contiguous states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was a foregone conclusion...
The National Hurricane Center may loosen the criteria it uses in issuing hurricane warnings so that future storms like Superstorm Sandy would prompt the same alerts as if they were still officially classified as hurricanes, according to AccuWeather.com....
Despite being one of the most active on record, the 2012 hurricane season lacked power -- Superstorm Sandy notwithstanding -- making it a "highly unusual year", according to one storm forecaster. The season officially ends Friday, and some...
This letter was sent to the head of the Maryland Department of Environment and a similar one was sent to the head of the Department of Natural Resources. A copy was provided for publication. In August, the U.S. Geological Survey published a report...
It was about two weeks ago that a young Tropical Storm Nadine spun around near the Caribbean and East Coast, though the storm ended up circling back east toward the Azores. Here it goes again. The storm reformed as a tropical cyclone Sunday morning,...
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