Claudette expected to form and track toward the central US Gulf Coast

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Forecasters expect Claudette to soon form over the Gulf of Mexico, setting up the potential for flooding in parts of the northern U.S Gulf Coast that could include the Florida Panhandle.

Tropical Storm Claudette is expected to develop Thursday or Friday from a large trough of low pressure currently nestled in the Bay ...Read more

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Texas girds for blackouts as heat bakes the western states

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Texas is pushing homes and businesses to conserve electricity for a second day in a row to stave off blackouts as a punishing heat wave bakes the western U.S.

Temperatures will top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) from Montana to Southern California Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Dallas will reach 99. With many ...Read more

Tropical depression forms off Carolina coast. It could soon become Tropical Storm Bill

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Bill, the second named storm of 2021, could soon form from a tropical depression located off the coast of North Carolina, forecasters said Monday.

Tropical Storm Bill may form Monday or Monday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Radar and satellite data from the weather service showed an uptick of thunderstorm activity within ...Read more


With a major heat wave expected across the LA region, 'summer has definitely arrived'

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LOS ANGELES — A major heat wave featuring record-high temperatures is expected to sweep over the Los Angeles area this week, with the highest temperatures forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

"Summer has definitely arrived," said Rich Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The first official day of summer is June 20.

The...Read more


Hurricane center monitors two tropical disturbances by Gulf of Mexico and Carolinas coastlines

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Meteorologists are tracking two tropical disturbances in the Gulf of Mexico and North Carolina coastlines, with the potential of becoming the next tropical depression or storm by next week.

A trough of low pressure with tropical potential was identified west of the Yucatan Peninsula on Friday morning, and by Sunday afternoon ...Read more


Forecasters track disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico that could form into depression

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MIAMI — An area of low pressure is forecast to develop over the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico later this week or next, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Forecasters say the disturbance is associated with another area of cloudiness and showers over the bay and adjacent areas on land, according to a hurricane center advisory ...Read more

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Biggest heat wave of the year heightens drought and fire fears in California, West

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LOS ANGELES — With a worsening drought gripping the West and wildfire season looming, California is bracing for the most severe heat wave of the year — one that promises to tax the state’s power supplies while also offering a grim preview of challenging months to come.

The heat wave will bring triple-digit temperatures to the valleys and ...Read more

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Major hurricane landfall likely this year in United States, according to new forecast

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A prominent hurricane forecaster maintained a pessimistic prediction for this season, calling for eight hurricanes and a 69% chance that a major hurricane will strike the United States.

Colorado State University researchers issued a new forecast Thursday that maintains an earlier prediction for an above-average season ...Read more

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Hurricane season is here. Here's a forecast, what you should do and where to get answers

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MIAMI — Welcome to the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.

June 1 is the first official day of the season —even though we already saw Tropical Storm Ana form near Bermuda last month. Forecasters are predicting another “above average” hurricane season this year, although we shouldn’t see as many storms as the record-breaking season in 2020...Read more


Will hurricane season 2021 be another 2020?

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is nearly here, but will its numbers rival 2020, and will Florida be in the crosshairs?

Early indicators once again point to above-average numbers coming off the tired heels of the busiest Atlantic hurricane season of all time.

Before 2020′s official season began, the National Oceanic and ...Read more

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Hurricane 2021: Florida may not be spared this storm season

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TAMPA, Fla. – Florida escaped the record-breaking 2020 storm season without a single hurricane making landfall along its 1,350 miles of coastline.

That luck has some scientists particularly worried about the 2021 season, however. Though it’s expected to be a far cry from the record 30 named storms that formed last year, Colorado State ...Read more


Hurricane 2021: Seven hurricane myths that need to go away

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TAMPA, Fla. – Tape your windows before a hurricane.

That advice echoes across Florida every storm season. And every year, it’s wrong.

“That does not help nothing,” said Pasco County Emergency Management Director Andrew Fossa. “The only thing that is going to do is hold bigger pieces of glass together as it flies through the air.”

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Biden doubles funding for hurricane preparedness as busy storm season looms

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President Joe Biden on Monday announced plans to spend $1 billion more to help American communities prepare for hurricanes and other extreme weather events as experts gird for another busy summer season of storms and other natural disasters.

The move doubles funding for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program aims to help ...Read more


Tropical Storm Ana weakens in Atlantic, expected to dissipate

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Ana, which formed a tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda on Sunday morning, weakened to a tropical depression by the afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.

“Ana is forecast to become a remnant low by tonight and dissipate on Monday,” said NHC hurricane specialist Andrew Latto.

The National ...Read more

Subtropical Storm Ana becomes 1st named storm of 2021 hurricane season

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Subtropical Storm Ana formed in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda on Saturday morning becoming the first named system of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season 10 days before its official start.

The National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. advisory shows Ana located about 175 miles northeast of the island with sustained winds of 45 mph...Read more

Hurricane center eyes 2 possible systems, both with increased odds of developing

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The National Hurricane Center is eyeing two areas of disturbance that seem to be in a race to possibly become the first named storm of the year: Ana.

In its 8 a.m. Friday update, the NHC identified two systems with odds of development: a non-tropical low pressure area in the mid Atlantic moving southeast, and a disturbance in ...Read more

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NOAA predicts 13 to 20 named storms this hurricane season

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane season doesn’t start until June 1, but experts think it’s going to be another busy year with as many as 13 to 20 named storms.

That’s according to the 2021 Atlantic hurricane preseason forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which was released Thursday afternoon.

NOAA meteorologists ...Read more


90% chance hurricane season's 1st system forms soon, NHC says

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ORLANDO, Fla. – What is likely to become a subtropical system brewing in the Atlantic has a high chance to develop into what would be the Atlantic hurricane season’s 1st named storm, Ana, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Meteorologists increased the odds of development Thursday morning for a non-tropical low-pressure system in ...Read more

National Hurricane Center eyes Atlantic disturbance

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Meteorologists are eyeing a system Wednesday morning with potential to become the first tropical storm of the year by the end of this week.

A non-tropical low pressure system is forecast to develop late Thursday or Friday morning northeast of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. forecast. The system has a 30% chance of...Read more

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Hurricane Zeta reclassified as 7th major hurricane of the 2020 season, tying the 2005 record

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center has upgraded 2020′s Hurricane Zeta to Category 3 status, making it a record-tying major hurricane.

Zeta’s new designation, announced Tuesday, came after the hurricane center’s routine post-season storm analysis.

The upgrade means that the 2020 season went from six to seven major ...Read more