Tag: hurricane

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Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season draws to an end

The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is drawing to a close with a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States.

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Tropical Update: Where This Season Stands Right Now

The 2020 hurricane season is off to an active start in the Atlantic. The Eastern Pacific is off to a slow start but there is currently a major hurricane spinning. Here are the details:

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Hurricanes VS. Tornadoes

Hurricanes are daunting enough to deal with no matter which area of the Globe a cyclone is impacting. Tornadoes embedded within a hurricane make these storms even more daunting. Here are some facts about tornadoes that occur within hurricanes.

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Study: Climate change has been influencing where tropical cyclones rage

While the global average number of tropical cyclones each year has not budged from 86 over the last four decades, climate change has been influencing the locations of where these deadly storms occur.

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Braving the Eye of the Storm

The most dangerous part of the hurricane is the eyewall close to the ocean. Drones help look inside.

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The State of Hurricane Forecasting is . . .

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has the responsibility for issuing advisories and U.S. watches/warnings for tropical cyclones (TCs), which includes tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes, for the Atlantic and east Pacific basins.   NHC has a long history of issuing advisories for TCs, with the first known recorded forecast being in 1954, when 24-hour predictions of a TC’s track were made.  Since then, we’ve … Read More The State of Hurricane Forecasting is . . .

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Skill or Luck?: How NHC’s Hurricane Track Forecasts Beat the Models

This shows how National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasters use their skill and expertise to predict the future track of a hurricane

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