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  • Hurricane Sandy [Current Official Track has Hurricane Hitting Delaware]

    10/26/2012 12:15:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    About this product: This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow). The orange circle indicates the current position of the center of the tropical cyclone. The black line, when selected, and dots show the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast track of the center at the times indicated. The dot indicating the forecast center location will be black if the cyclone is forecast to be tropical and will be white with a black outline if the cyclone is forecast to be extratropical....
  • Beryl : Subtropical storm off coast SC moving SW

    05/26/2012 5:44:07 AM PDT · by tutstar · 42 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 5/26/2012 | nhc
    000 WTNT32 KNHC 261137 TCPAT2 BULLETIN SUBTROPICAL STORM BERYL INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 2A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022012 800 AM EDT SAT MAY 26 2012 ...BERYL MOVING WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES COASTLINE... SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...32.0N 76.0W ABOUT 175 MI...280 KM SE OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT 240 MI...385 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 255 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... NONE. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A...
  • Forecasters seek to extend hurricane warnings

    04/25/2011 5:11:21 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 14 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 24 April 2011 | Kate Spinner
    ATLANTA - [snip] And this year, for the first time, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center will experiment with forecasting storms seven days in advance.In addition to predicting where tropical storms and hurricanes will end up in a week, forecasters are working to predict when tropical storms will develop five days in advance.The new forecasts could be accurate enough to unveil to the public in as early as two years, said Michael Brennan, a senior hurricane specialist at the hurricane center based in Miami. Brennan and several other hurricane scientists revealed their forecasting plans at the National Hurricane Conference last...
  • Nationalized healthcare ZOT!

    12/17/2010 7:18:44 PM PST · by B_Simons · 123 replies · 1+ views
    Sorry if I'm not allowed to post this sort of thread, but I'd rather ask direct questions than interpret answers to other questions an apply them to my own. I'm from the UK and for school work over the holidays I've got to find and explain/counter arguments for and against a political issue from another country, and I know that healthcare reform is a big one in America at the moment so I picked the easy one. I've had good experiences with our NHS, and without it I would either be dead or my family would be deeply in debt...
  • Bill Becomes Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane

    08/19/2009 2:22:28 AM PDT · by South40 · 10 replies · 1,599+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2009
    MIAMI — Hurricane Bill strengthened early Wednesday into a dangerous Category 4 storm, packing maximum sustained winds near 135 mph, and forecasters say the hurricane could get even stronger. The National Hurricane Center said people in the Leeward Islands should monitor Bill's progress, though the core of the storm was expected to pass well northwest of the islands in the West Indies late Wednesday and early Thursday.
  • Texas Hot Air taking wind/moisture out of Hurricane Ike

    09/11/2008 6:57:55 PM PDT · by topher · 58 replies · 326+ views
    There is technical information in the National Hurricane Center FORECAST Discussion on Hurricanes/Tropical Storms/Tropical Depressions. This is based on FORECAST DISCUSSION #43 at 5 PM EDT on Hurricane Ike (2008). In terms of Hurricane Ike, the NHC (National Hurricane Center) stated that a HIGH PRESSURE system over Texas was causing problems to Hurricane Ike. Sapping the strenght of a Hurricane -- especially for the people in the path of the Hurricane -- is a good thing. The High Pressure System over Texas (simply put -- a lot of lot air and dryness) is keeping the Northern, NorthWestern, and Western side...
  • Louisiana in Hurricane Ike's cone of error

    09/06/2008 8:41:55 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies · 362+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Saturday September 06, 2008, 9:45 AM | by The Times-Picayune
    The tip of southeastern Louisiana is now within the large "cone-of-error" forecast for Hurricane Ike's landfall. See the National Hurricane Center's tracking map ... Current predictions, subject to large fluctuations over the coming days, call for Ike to be in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday morning. ... The cone of error displays the wide area where Ike could land five days from now. Currently, the outer limits of the cone stretches from Plaquemines Parish to Florida.
  • Hurricane Gustav rapidly strengthening, now Category Three

    08/30/2008 3:25:36 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 134 replies · 1,227+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | August 30, 2008
    DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT GUSTAV CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN AND NOW HAS MAXIMUM WINDS NEAR 115 MPH...185 KM/HR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THIS MAKES GUSTAV A DANGEROUS CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE...THE SECOND MAJOR HURRICANE OF THE 2008 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON.
  • Gustav become Category 2 hurricane off Cuba

    08/30/2008 12:31:47 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 97+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 30, 2008
    Excerpt - MIAMI, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Hurricane Gustav strengthened into a Category 2 storm on Saturday, as it churned across warm Caribbean waters toward western Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Around 2:15 a.m., forecasters at the Miami-based center said Gustav's top winds had reached near 100 mph (155 kph) as it passed about 50 miles (85 km) northeast of Grand Cayman Island. ~ snip ~
  • Tropical Storm Hanna forms in Atlantic

    08/28/2008 8:10:26 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 289+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | August 28, 2008
  • TROPICAL STORM GUSTAV BECOMES A HURRICANE

    08/25/2008 11:39:11 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 45 replies · 329+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 26, 2008
    TROPICAL STORM GUSTAV BECOMES A HURRICANE IN THE CARIBBEAN SOUTHEAST OF HAITI-U.S. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
  • Gustav strenghtens, almost a hurricane (FL,AL,MS,LA,TX)

    08/25/2008 9:28:48 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 443+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | August 25, 2008
    000 WTNT32 KNHC 260258 TCPAT2 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM GUSTAV ADVISORY NUMBER 4 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL072008 1100 PM EDT MON AUG 25 2008 ...GUSTAV STRENGTHENS...ALMOST A HURRICANE... AT 11 PM EDT...0300 UTC...THE HURRICANE WARNING IS EXTENDED FROM PORT AU PRINCE HAITI NORTHWARD TO LE MOLE ST NICHOLAS. A HURRICANE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM BARAHONA IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WESTWARD TO LE MOLE ST NICHOLAS HAITI. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION. AT 11 PM EDT...THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR JAMAICA. A TROPICAL STORM...
  • Gulf Coast - Medium probability of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours

    08/03/2008 12:03:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 132+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | August 3, 2008 | FORECASTER PASCH
    ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 200 AM EDT SUN AUG 3 2008 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... 1. A SURFACE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ACCOMPANIED BY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS LOCATED IN THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO. SURFACE PRESSURES ARE FALLING IN THE AREA...AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR TO BE FAVORABLE FOR SLOW DEVELOPMENT. THIS SYSTEM COULD BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS IT MOVES SLOWLY TO THE WEST OR WEST-SOUTHWEST. A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE WILL INVESTIGATE THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON...IF...
  • Tropical Disturbance just formed off the LA/AL coast...

    08/02/2008 11:40:05 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 47 replies · 273+ views
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    NHC just called this 91L which is the step below a depression... NHC says they may send a plane into the system tommorrow A SURFACE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ACCOMPANIED BY CLOUDINESS AND SHOWERS HAS MOVED INTO THE NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO. LITTLE MOTION IS ANTICIPATED TODAY OR SUNDAY...AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR TO BE FAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. IF NECESSARY...A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE WILL INVESTIGATE THE AREA ON SUNDAY. Local NWS offices in Texas expect this to drift a little more south then head west towards Texas..
  • Tropical Depression THREE forms off South Carolina coast

    07/18/2008 10:56:47 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 52 replies · 316+ views
    BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 1A NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032008 200 AM EDT SAT JUL 19 2008 ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN ORGANIZATION... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING PAMLICO SOUND. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF EDISTO BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL...
  • Tropical depression could form in Caribbean - NHC

    07/18/2008 4:44:45 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 22 replies · 122+ views
    Rooters ^ | 07/18/08 | reuters
    NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - The low-pressure system in the eastern Caribbean Sea north of Curacao and Aruba could become a tropical depression during the next day or two as it moves toward the oil producing U.S. Gulf Coast over the next several days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT) advisory Friday. Most weather models predict the system will cross the Caribbean, hit Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and reach the northern Gulf of Mexico in about five days. It is too soon to tell where the system will make landfall, but the...
  • Bertha quickly jumps to Category 3 hurricane (for all the fish in the Atlantic, take cover!)

    07/07/2008 3:24:36 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies · 189+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/7/2008 | MSNBC
    MIAMI - Less than a day after becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, Bertha surprised forecasters Monday by quickly growing to become a major storm with maximum sustained speeds of 115 mph. Bertha started as a Category 1 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity and was only expected to become a Category 2 before weakening. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it was still too early to determine if Bertha will eventually hit land, but it was moving in the general direction towards Bermuda. Forecasters urged residents there to monitor the storm’s progress.
  • National Hurricane Center - Tropical Depression One-E (Pacific)

    05/28/2008 10:41:12 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 179+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | May 28, 2008 | FRANKLIN/RHOME
    BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE-E ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP012008 800 PM PDT WED MAY 28 2008 ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS NEAR COSTA RICA...EXPECTED TO BRING HEAVY RAINS TO PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA... AT 8 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF COSTA RICA HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE PACIFIC COAST OF COSTA RICA. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO SPREAD ACROSS THE PACIFIC COAST OF NICARAGUA DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. FOR STORM...
  • Max Mayfield: 'No One Forced Me to Say Anything'

    12/12/2007 8:46:17 AM PST · by Freeport · 3 replies · 79+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 11, 2007 | CLAYTON SANDELL
    The former director of the National Hurricane Center says political pressure did not cause him to change his congressional testimony to downplay the link between global warming and hurricanes  contradicting the findings of a Democratic led investigation released Monday. "I can truthfully say that no one told me at any time what to say in regard to possible impacts of climate change on tropical cyclones," said Max Mayfield in an e-mail to ABC News. Mayfield was responding to questions about a section in a new report titled "Political Interference With Climate Change Science Under the Bush Administration"  the...
  • Tropical Storm Dean- 5 PM (Predicted to be Cat 4)

    08/15/2007 2:01:38 PM PDT · by shortstop · 60 replies · 2,217+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08/15/07 | Staff Article
    Dean continues to organize this afternoon. Although the cloud tops have warmed recently...the last few visible satellite pictures indicate a tightly curved band wrapping around the center. AMSU and trmm microwave images have also suggested the formation of a partial eyewall. Most objective and subjective Dvorak intensity estimates are increasing...and the current intensity is raised to 55 kt. The initial motion has shifted more to the west-northwest in the past six hours...around 285/19. This movement toward the west-northwest is expected to be brief as deep-layered ridging to the north of Dean strengthens overnight...forcing the storm on more of a westward...
  • Tropical Storm Dean forms (in the Atlantic)

    08/14/2007 7:53:05 AM PDT · by JellyJam · 33 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | Aug. 14, 2007 | Palm Beach Post
    We’re still waiting for the official word from the National Hurricane Center, but the tropical meteorology folks in the U.S. Navy have already made their call: Tropical Depression 4 is now Tropical Storm Dean. Its ultimate path is still unclear, and it might not become much clearer until the hurricane hunter planes take a look — at the moment, that’s apparently scheduled for Thursday. But given the neighborhood it’s tracking through and its potential to grow, it’s a good idea for anyone from Florida to the Carolinas to keep an eye on it.
  • Cat. 4 Hurricane FLOSSIE tracking south of Hawaii, but closer approach not ruled out

    08/11/2007 10:44:23 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 2,353+ views
    Central Pacific Hurricane Center ^ | August 11, 2007 | FORECASTER KODAMA
    HURRICANE FLOSSIE DISCUSSION NUMBER 14 NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI EP092007 500 PM HST SAT AUG 11 2007 A BURST OF EYEWALL CONVECTION AND SIGNIFICANT WARMING IN THE EYE ITSELF AS DETECTED IN INFRARED DATA PUSHED SUBJECTIVE DVORAK INTENSITY ESTIMATES TO 127 KT FROM BOTH PHFO AND SAB. THE OBJECTIVE DVORAK ESTIMATE CAME IN AT 120 KT. SINCE CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURES HAVE WARMED SOMEWHAT SINCE THE FIX...WILL FAVOR THE MORE CONSERVATIVE VALUE OF 120 KT AS THE INITIAL INTENSITY OR CATEGORY 4 ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. FLOSSIE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST AT 11 KT TO...
  • Hurricane FLOSSIE forms in the Pacific east of Hawaii

    08/10/2007 11:24:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 29 replies · 1,470+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | August 11, 2007 | FORECASTER RHOME
    000 WTPZ44 KNHC 110234 TCDEP4 HURRICANE FLOSSIE DISCUSSION NUMBER 10 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP092007 800 PM PDT FRI AUG 10 2007 WHILE FLOSSIE HAS MAINTAINED ITS CONVECTIVE VIGOR...THE EYE IS NOW A BIT RAGGED. STILL...THIS COULD BE A TEMPORARY TREND AND THE INITIAL INTENSITY IS HELD AT 75 KT IN LINE WITH A CONSENSUS OF THE VARIOUS SATELLITE ESTIMATES. CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR A LITTLE MORE STRENGTHENING AND INTENSITY GUIDANCE INDICATES THAT FLOSSIE WILL REACH ITS PEAK INTENSITY DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO. THEREAFTER...SLOW WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AS THE CYCLONE ENCOUNTERS COOLER WATER AND AN...
  • Tropical Storm FLOSSIE forms in Pacific between Mexico and Hawaii

    08/08/2007 9:13:39 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 723+ views
  • BILL PROENZA OUT AS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER DIRECTOR

    07/09/2007 5:15:22 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 1 replies · 359+ views
    FOX ^ | July 9 2007
    BILL PROENZA OUT AS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER DIRECTOR
  • Hurricane Center Chief Reassigned (Rappaport in)

    07/09/2007 1:53:07 PM PDT · by varina davis · 19 replies · 561+ views
    ap wire ^ | July 9, 2007 | ap
    Hurricane Center Chief Reassigned From Associated Press July 09, 2007 3:14 PM EDT MIAMI - The director of the National Hurricane Center was temporarily reassigned Monday, four days after many of the center's employees called for his removal. More than 20 of Bill Proenza's nearly 50 employees signed a letter Thursday urging federal officials to dismiss him. They claimed he had damaged the public's confidence in their forecasts by repeatedly and publicly criticizing the federal government for not providing enough money, particularly to replace an aging weather satellite. The staff members said Proenza misrepresented the problem with the satellite, and...
  • Hurricane Center Chief: I Won't Leave

    07/06/2007 9:57:18 PM PDT · by bd476 · 34 replies · 2,646+ views
    The new director of the National Hurricane Center, under fire from staff members who wanted him ousted, said Friday that he won't resign and that the disagreements can be resolved. Director Bill Proenza replaced Max Mayfield in January. On Thursday, 23 employees - about half his staff - urged the government to removed him immediately. "We may have some disagreements in the philosophy of making changes at the hurricane center in the future as far as what we want for new capability, new science and technology," Proenza said in a phone interview. "Does that justify removing someone?" The senior...
  • Storm intensifies: Forecasters want (NHC) director removed

    07/05/2007 9:38:10 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies · 1,644+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 5, 2007 | Martin Merzer
    Three senior forecasters at the National Hurricane Center called Tuesday for the ouster of recently appointed director Bill Proenza, saying he has damaged public confidence in their forecasts, fractured morale and lost their support. ''I don't think that Bill can continue here,'' said James Franklin, one of five senior forecasters at the center. ``I don't think he can be an effective leader.'' Two others -- Richard Pasch and Rick Knabb -- told The Miami Herald that they concur. ''We need a change of leadership here at the hurricane center,'' Pasch said. ``It's pretty much as simple as that.'' The open...
  • Special Tropical Disturbance Statement (Caribbean)

    05/31/2007 9:48:27 AM PDT · by varina davis · 7 replies · 500+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | May 31, 2007 | National Hurricane Center
    SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1150 AM EDT THU MAY 31 2007 SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA... SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND ADJACENT LAND AREAS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED ABOUT 75 MILES SOUTHEAST OF COZUMEL MEXICO. ALTHOUGH THIS SYSTEM HAS SOME POTENTIAL FOR TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO...THE LOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SLOWLY NORTHWARD INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO WHERE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS WOULD LIKELY FAVOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AS A NON-TROPICAL LOW. REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT...THIS SYSTEM SHOULD BRING HEAVY RAINS ACROSS WESTERN...
  • Tropical Storm Barbara forecast to hit Mexico as a Hurricane

    05/31/2007 2:31:23 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 712+ views
    BARBARA CONTINUES TO GENERATE A CLUSTER OF STRONG CONVECTION WITH TOPS COLDER THAN -80C NEAR THE CENTER...ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO RECENT MICROWAVE IMAGERY TO SHOW THE EXACT CONVECTIVE STRUCTURE. SATELLITE INTENSITY ESTIMATES ARE 45 KT FROM TAFB AND 35 KT FROM SAB. BASED ON THIS...THE INITIAL INTENSITY REMAINS 40 KT. MICROWAVE IMAGES FROM 00Z-03Z SUGGEST THE CENTER WAS A LITTLE TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE PREVIOUS ADVISORY POSITION...SO THE INITIAL POSITION FOR THIS ADVISORY IS NUDGED THAT WAY. THIS YIELDS A HIGHLY UNCERTAIN INITIAL MOTION OF 130/2. BARBARA IS EMBEDDED IN THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE EXTENDING FROM A DISTURBANCE...
  • Weather Service directors announce resignations

    05/19/2007 3:20:33 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 9 replies · 616+ views
    WASHINGTON — One day after its hurricane forecasters complained of budget cuts, the head of the National Weather Service and his deputy announced they will retire next month. David Johnson, the director, and John Jones, the deputy director, plan to bow out at the end of June, according to an internal memo they sent Friday to staff of the nation's weather agency. On Thursday, the AP reported that the director of the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, which is part of the weather service, believes the government is wasting millions of dollars on advertising while shortchanging his hurricane forecasters' budget. Bill...
  • Atlantic's 1st Named Storm Forms Early

    05/09/2007 9:12:22 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 34 replies · 791+ views
    AP ^ | 5-9-07 | Jessica Gresko
    The first named storm of the year formed Wednesday off the southeastern U.S. coast, more than three weeks before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters said. Subtropical Storm Andrea had top sustained winds around 45 mph Wednesday morning and didn't appear to be much of a threat, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Still, a tropical storm watch was issued for parts of Georgia and Florida, meaning tropical storm conditions are possible within 36 hours. "We're not looking at this system strengthening significantly," said Richard Pasch, a senior hurricane specialist at the center. "We're not viewing...
  • SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT

    05/08/2007 7:33:42 AM PDT · by varina davis · 41 replies · 1,586+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | May 8, 2007 | National Hurricane Center
    SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 950 AM EDT TUE MAY 8 2007 A NON-TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM...CENTERED ABOUT 230 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA COASTS...HAS BEEN MOVING SLOWLY WESTWARD AT 5 TO 10 MPH. THIS SYSTEM IS PRODUCING GALE-FORCE WINDS AND HEAVY SURF ALONG THE COASTS OF NORTH CAROLINA...SOUTH CAROLINA...AND GEORGIA...WITH STRONGER WINDS OFFSHORE. ASSOCIATED SHOWER ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED SINCE YESTERDAY...BUT NO SIGNIFICANT STRENGTHENING OF THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED. THE LOW IS BEING MONITORED FOR SIGNS OF TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE DEVELOPMENT...AND AN AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO...
  • National Hurricane Center chief named

    12/07/2006 7:51:53 AM PST · by abb · 29 replies · 534+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | December 7, 2006 | Cathy Zollo
    The grandfatherly visage of Max Mayfield that became familiar to millions during the frenzied 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons won't be alerting folks in 2007. Bill Proenza, 62, a dark-haired veteran of the Weather Service, will follow Mayfield, who is retiring from his post as head of the National Hurricane Center on Jan. 3, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez announced Tuesday. Proenza is a new face but he's not new to weather. He has spent 41 years with the Weather Service and currently heads its Southern Region. Proenza said Tuesday that his priorities are continuing Mayfield's public outreach work and...
  • Hurricane watches for Florida discontinued

    08/29/2006 7:41:22 PM PDT · by summer · 31 replies · 1,312+ views
    Naples Daily News, SW FL ^ | Aug 29, 2006 10:35pm EST | Chris Silk
    The National Hurricane Center has discontinued hurricane watches for all of Florida as of 8 p.m. Tuesday night. A tropical storm warning remains in effect from Englewood on Florida's west coast southward to Altahama Sound in Georgia. This area includes all of the Florida Keys and Lake Okeechobee. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected in the area in about 12 to 24 hours. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the area north of Englewood to Tarpon Springs....
  • Low pressure system fades near Fla. (Tropical Non-Storm Alert!)

    08/20/2006 4:42:35 PM PDT · by abb · 46 replies · 1,096+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | August 20, 2006 | Staff
    http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060820/BREAKINGNEWS/60820003 As the Atlantic hurricane season nears its peak period, forecasters said today the tropics were quiet. Tropical storm formation is not expected through Monday, National Hurricane Center meteorologists said today. The weak low pressure system that had been threatening Florida has moved inland over southeastern Georgia and is no longer a concern, forecasters said. A rather quiet season so far The Atlantic basin has been eerily quiet as mid-August arrives with a relatively tame hurricane season in place so far. - snip -
  • BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE ADVISORY NUMBER 1(Tropical Storm Chris)

    07/31/2006 7:59:26 PM PDT · by varina davis · 167 replies · 3,548+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | July 31, 2006 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032006 1100 PM AST MON JUL 31 2006 ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS NEAR THE LEEWARD ISLANDS... AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE GOVERNMENTS OF FRANCE AND THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES HAVE ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE ISLANDS OF SABA...ST. EUSTATIUS...ST. MAARTEN/ST. MARTIN...AND ST. BARTHELEMY. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING WITH LITTLE ADVANCE NOTICE COULD BE REQUIRED FOR ANTIGUA...BARBUDA...ANGUILLA...ST. KITTS... NEVIS...AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS EARLY TUESDAY...
  • Storm in the Gulf of Mexico is picking up steam; wind gusts to 50 mph

    07/24/2006 11:49:23 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 53 replies · 1,674+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | July 24, 2006
    MIAMI - Hurricane forecasters now say conditions are right for a low-pressure area off Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico to intensify, become better organized and possibly form into a tropical depression. That word from the National Hurricane Center in Miami at 11:30 a.m. Earlier today, the hurricane center just made a passing mention of the shower activity in the western gulf. As of late morning, the Miami forecasters say monitoring equipment on buoys in the gulf have picked up wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph. "A tropical depression could develop during the next day or so if...
  • Tropical Storm Beryl makes landfall in Nantucket

    07/21/2006 12:54:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 557+ views
    AP News Alert | July 21, 2006
    BOSTON (AP) -- The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Beryl has made landfall in Nantucket.
  • NHC - Possibility Exists For Tropical Depression to Form During Next Day or Two

    07/17/2006 6:33:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 61 replies · 1,281+ views
    NOAA - National Hurricane Center Miami ^ | July 17, 2006 | FORECASTER AVILA/MAINELLI
    000 ABNT20 KNHC 172108 TWOAT TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 530 PM EDT MON JUL 17 2006 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... A BAND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRIMARILY ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW PRESSURE AREA IN A FRONTAL ZONE EXTENDS FROM NORTHERN FLORIDA NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE ATLANTIC. THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION AT THIS TIME...HOWEVER...ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR SOMEWHAT FAVORABLE FOR THIS SYSTEM TO GRADUALLY ACQUIRE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS...AND A POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR A TROPICAL DEPRESSION TO FORM DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE...
  • DISSENSION CANNOT BE TOLERATED

    06/01/2006 7:12:46 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 2 replies · 482+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 6/1/06 | Neal Boortz
    DISSENSION CANNOT BE TOLERATED The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (the NOAA) is best known as the government agency that runs the National Weather Service and forecasts the weather. In addition to that, the NOAA charts and observes changes in the Earth's environment. Then there's also the NHC...the National Hurricane Center. These folks are the ones that go on TV and tell us about hurricanes whenever one is bearing down. Have you heard? Al Gore has a film out there called "An Inconvenient Truth." This film says that Hurricane Katrina was the fault of global warming .. and that global...
  • Tropical Storm ALETTA

    05/27/2006 9:00:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 1,060+ views
    000 WTPZ31 KNHC 280245 TCPEP1 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ALETTA ADVISORY NUMBER 4 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP012006 800 PM PDT SAT MAY 27 2006 ...ALETTA MOVING LITTLE... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC COAST OF MEXICO FROM PUNTA MALDONADO WESTWARD TO TECPAN DE GALEANA. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE PACIFIC COAST OF MEXICO FROM EAST OF PUNTA MALDONADO EASTWARD TO PUERTO ESCONDIDO...AND FROM WEST OF TECPAN DE GALEANA...
  • Tropical Weather Summary (2005 Atlantic Season)

    12/02/2005 7:47:49 AM PST · by laz · 6 replies · 532+ views
    I apologize for the caps, but it seems this isn't available anywhere besides NHC: Tropical Weather Summary 000 ABNT30 KNHC 011328 TWSAT MONTHLY TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 8 AM EDT THU DEC 1 2005 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... THE 2005 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON IS THE MOST ACTIVE ON RECORD. TWENTY-SIX NAMED TROPICAL STORMS FORMED...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 21 SET BACK IN 1993. THIRTEEN STORMS BECAME HURRICANES... BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 12 SET BACK IN 1969. SEVEN OF THE HURRICANES BECAME MAJOR HURRICANES...CATEGORY THREE OR HIGHER ON THE...
  • TROPICAL STORM EPSILON

    11/29/2005 7:16:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 116 replies · 2,418+ views
    Storm #28 forms: Epsilon
  • Another tropical system? (TS Delta forms in the Atlantic)

    11/22/2005 7:23:23 PM PST · by laz · 84 replies · 1,276+ views
    weather.com ^ | 11/22/2005 | Tom Moore
    A strong non-tropical low is centered about 1000 miles WSW of the Azores Islands. The storm appears close to acquiring tropical characteristics, so it could become Tropical Storm Delta at any time. It would, however, offer no immediate threat to any land areas.
  • Tropical Storm Gamma forms in Caribbean (Florida threatened)

    11/18/2005 8:52:20 AM PST · by laz · 103 replies · 2,051+ views
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov ^ | 11/18/05 | NHC
    000 WONT41 KNHC 181400 DSAAT SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 900 AM EST FRI NOV 18 2005 SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES THAT SHOWER ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMAINS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY-SEVEN HAS BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED NEAR THE NORTHERN COAST OF HONDURAS. IF CURRENT TRENDS CONTINUE...A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OR TROPICAL STORM COULD FORM LATER TODAY. IF ADVISORIES ARE RE-INITIATED...WATCHES AND WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN COAST AND THE ADJACENT ISLANDS...AND INTERESTS IN THIS AREA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM. EVEN IF NO ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT OCCURS...HEAVY RAINS WILL BE...
  • Atlantic SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT

    11/17/2005 3:39:35 PM PST · by laz · 5 replies · 467+ views
    NHC ^ | 11/17/05 | http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
    000 WONT41 KNHC 172024 DSAAT SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 425 PM EST THU NOV 17 2005 SATELLITE IMAGERY AND REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT THE LARGE LOW PRESSURE AREA NEAR THE EAST COAST OF NICARAGUA HAS NOT DEVELOPED INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION. WHILE THE AIRCRAFT REPORTED A CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 1003 MB IN THE LOW...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THAT THE ASSOCIATED SHOWER ACTIVITY HAS DECREASED SIGNIFICANTLY IN BOTH COVERAGE AND ORGANIZATION DURING THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS. THE AIRCRAFT ALSO INVESTIGATED THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY-SEVEN TO THE...
  • ATLANTIC TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT (has become Tropical depression #27)

    11/13/2005 5:54:33 PM PST · by varina davis · 60 replies · 2,103+ views
    NOAA ^ | Nov. 13, 2005 | National Hurricane Center
    Atlantic SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL -- 800 PM EST SUN NOV 13 2005 SATELLITE IMAGERY... RADAR DATA... AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THE LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ABOUT 85 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF ST. LUCIA HAS BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED THIS EVENING. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED NEAR AND JUST TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER... AND ST. LUCIA REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND OF 33 MPH DURING THE PAST HOUR. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE ALSO GRADUALLY BECOMING A LITTLE MORE FAVORABLE. IF THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP CLOSER TO THE...
  • Hurricane BETA Public Advisory

    10/28/2005 11:40:16 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 560+ views
    National Hurricane Center ^ | October 29, 2005 | FORECASTER STEWART
    000 WTNT31 KNHC 290617 TCPAT1 BULLETIN HURRICANE BETA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 9A...CORRECTED NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 2 AM EDT SAT OCT 29 2005  CORRECTED TO INCLUDE EXTENT OF HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS  ...SLOW-MOVING BETA REACHES HURRICANE STRENGTH... ...CONTINUES TO LASH THE ISLAND OF PROVIDENCIA WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND TORRENTIAL RAINFALL...  A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN COAST OF NICARAGUA FROM BLUEFIELDS NORTHWARD TO CABO GRACIAS A DIOS NEAR THE NICARAGUA/HONDURAS BORDER...AND ADJACENT ISLANDS. A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLAND OF PROVIDENCIA.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR...
  • Tropical Storm WILMA Public Advisory #7

    10/17/2005 1:38:06 AM PDT · by laz · 404+ views
    000 WTNT34 KNHC 170826 TCPAT4 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER 7 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 5 AM EDT MON OCT 17 2005 ...TROPICAL STORM WILMA BECOMES THE 21ST NAMED STORM OF THE 2005 ATLANTIC SEASON OVER THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA... ...TIES THE RECORD FOR NAMED STORMS SET BACK IN 1933... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE. AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM WILMA WAS LOCATED...