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  • TRACKING THE TROPICS: TS Dolly forms off Mexico's coast

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: TS Dolly forms off Mexico's coast

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:59 AM EDT2014-09-02 07:59:40 GMT
    RIGHT NOW: Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche.
    RIGHT NOW: Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche.
  • TRACKING THE TROPICS: Hurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: Hurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:16 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:16:37 GMT
    RIGHT NOW:  Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia.
    RIGHT NOW:  Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia.
  • TRACKING THE TROPICS: Hurricane Cristobal heads toward Bermuda

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: Hurricane Cristobal heads toward Bermuda

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:49:30 GMT
    RIGHT NOW: Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for at least five deaths.
    RIGHT NOW: Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for at least five deaths.
  • TRACKING THE TROPICS: Cristobal now a hurricane

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: Cristobal now a hurricane

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:27:58 GMT
    RIGHT NOW: Cristobal moved away from the Bahamas after strengthening into a hurricane, leaving a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least five fatalities in its wake.
    RIGHT NOW: Cristobal moved away from the Bahamas after strengthening into a hurricane, leaving a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least five fatalities in its wake.
  • TRACKING THE TROPICS: TS Cristobal expected to move away from Bahamas

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: TS Cristobal expected to move away from Bahamas

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:32:40 GMT
    RIGHT NOW: Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to move northward away from the Bahamas. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 50 mph (85 kph).
    RIGHT NOW: Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to move northward away from the Bahamas. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 50 mph (85 kph).
  • Tropical Depression 4 forms in Caribbean

    Tropical Depression 4 forms in Caribbean

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:22:05 GMT
    As of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Invest 96L was located over Hispaniola, packing winds of 40 miles per hour. According to Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Bryan Bennett, the mountainous terrain of the Dominican Republic and Haiti is essentially tearing the storm apart.
    Tropical Depression 4 has formed in the Caribbean. Hurricane hunter aircraft found an organized circulation this evening over the Turks and Caicos. Winds are currently at 35 mph, just shy of Tropical Storm Force. This storm will strengthen over the next 24 hours and become Tropical Storm Cristobal.



  • Iselle downgraded to tropical storm

    Iselle downgraded to tropical storm

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:12 AM EDT2014-08-08 09:12:45 GMT
    The National Weather Service has downgraded Iselle to a tropical storm.
    The National Weather Service has downgraded Iselle to a tropical storm.
  • Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years

    Iselle to give Hawaii first hurricane in 22 years

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:45 AM EDT2014-08-07 08:45:54 GMT
    Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.
    Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.
  • TRACKING THE TROPICS: Bertha weakens

    TRACKING THE TROPICS: Bertha weakens

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-08-05 09:54:40 GMT
    Bertha has weakened to a tropical storm just a day after becoming a hurricane as it moves northward in the Atlantic, posing no direct threat to the U.S. East Coast.
    Bertha has weakened to a tropical storm just a day after becoming a hurricane as it moves northward in the Atlantic, posing no direct threat to the U.S. East Coast.
  • Bay area hurricane expos

    Bay area hurricane expos

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-05-27 23:07:41 GMT
    It’s that time of year when all of us should take a minute and make sure we have our personal Hurricane Plan in place. As most of us know, our hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.
    It’s that time of year when all of us should take a minute and make sure we have our personal Hurricane Plan in place. As most of us know, our hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.
  • Ingrid, Manuel retired from hurricane name lists

    Ingrid, Manuel retired from hurricane name lists

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:25:54 GMT
    © A car lies almost completely submerged in a flooded street after the passing of Tropical Storm Manuel in the town of Tixtla de Guerrero, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.© A car lies almost completely submerged in a flooded street after the passing of Tropical Storm Manuel in the town of Tixtla de Guerrero, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
    The names Ingrid and Manuel will no longer be used for tropical storms or hurricanes in the Atlantic or the northeast Pacific.

    The World Meteorological Organization says both names are being retired because of the death and destruction both storms caused in Mexico last year.
    The names Ingrid and Manuel will no longer be used for tropical storms or hurricanes in the Atlantic or the northeast Pacific.

    The World Meteorological Organization says both names are being retired because of the death and destruction both storms caused in Mexico last year.

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