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Hurricane Sam remains category 4; forecasters track 3 other systems

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Hurricane Sam continued dancing Monday morning as a powerful category 4 storm and seems to have partners joining it on the Atlantic basin dance floor in the forms of three other disturbances.

The seventh hurricane of the year has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and is crawling northwest at 8 mph, according to the National Hurricane Centre’...Read more

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Hurricane Sam still at Category 4 strength; 2 tropical depressions could form this week

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Sam, a Category 4 with maximum winds of 150 mph, is expected to slowly weaken over the next couple of days, while remaining a major hurricane, forecasters said Sunday.

Sam’s intensity is expected to drop as it encounters storm-shredding wind shear this week, but it’s expected to remain a major hurricane, ...Read more

Hurricane Sam still at Category 4 strength; 2 tropical depressions could form this week

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Sam, a powerful Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph, is expected to begin a slow weakening in the next couple of days, while retaining its status as a major hurricane, forecasters said.

Sam’s intensity is expected to drop as it encounters storm-shredding wind shear this week, but it...Read more

Hurricane Sam at Category 4 strength; forecasters watching 3 other areas for potential development

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Sam, a powerful Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph, is expected to begin a slow weakening in the next couple of days, while retaining its status as a major hurricane, forecasters said.

Sam’s intensity is expected to drop as it encounters storm-shredding wind shear this week, but it...Read more

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Hurricane Sam intensifies to major Category 4 storm; Teresa weakens

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Sam strengthened to a major Category 4 storm Saturday morning while Teresa is now a post-tropical cyclone, the National Hurricane Center said.

Sam, the seventh hurricane of the season, now has maximum sustained winds of 150 mph and higher gusts and is moving west-northwest at 10 mph, according to the NHC’s 5 p.m. ...Read more

Hurricane Sam intensifies to major Category 3 storm; Teresa weakens

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Sam strengthened to a major Category 3 storm Saturday morning while Teresa is now a subtropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said.

Sam, the seventh hurricane of the season is expected to strengthen more today as it moves west-northwest at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and higher gusts, ...Read more

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Hurricane Sam wind speed grows to 85 mph and will continue to rapidly intensify to Category 4

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Sam, the seventh hurricane of the 2021 season, intensified to wind speeds of 85 mph Friday afternoon and is expected to continue gaining strength in the coming days, the National Hurricane Center said.

Sam could become a major hurricane by early Saturday, which means winds of at least 111 mph.

If Sam reaches...Read more

Hurricane Sam maintains 75 mph winds, still expected to rapidly intensify

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Sam, the seventh hurricane of the 2021 season, maintained its Category 1 wind speed of 75 miles per hour late Friday morning, but the storm is expected to rapidly intensify again in the next few days, the National Hurricane Center said.

Sam could become a major hurricane by early Saturday, which means winds ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Sam could grow into Category 3 hurricane

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Sam, the 18th named storm of the season, is expected to be at hurricane strength by Friday, and could be a major hurricane with top winds of 125 mph by next week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Sam formed Thursday from Tropical Depression Eighteen and was moving west at 16 mph with maximum ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Sam forms; will likely be a hurricane by Friday, experts say

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Sam, the 18th named storm of the season, is expected to be at hurricane strength by Friday, and could be a major hurricane with top winds of 111 mph by late Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Sam formed Thursday from Tropical Depression Eighteen and was moving west at 16 mph with maximum...Read more

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Tropical Depression 18 forms, could become major hurricane by next week

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Depression 18 formed in the eastern Atlantic on Wednesday evening and could be a major hurricane by next week, the National Hurricane Center said in its 5 p.m. Eastern time update.

The depression is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm by Thursday and gain hurricane status by the weekend before being forecast ...Read more

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Next tropical depression could form Wednesday afternoon; Peter and Rose weaken

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The National Hurricane Center is expecting to see the 18th tropical depression of the year by as early as Wednesday afternoon, it said in the 2 p.m. EDT update.

Meanwhile, tropical depressions Peter and Rose seemed to almost be joined together at the hip as they entered the Atlantic together. They degenerated together and they may dissipate ...Read more

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Next tropical depression has a 90% chance of forming; Peter and Rose weaken

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A southeastern disturbance has a 90% chance of becoming the next tropical depression, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. update.

Meanwhile, tropical depressions Peter and Rose seemed to almost be joined together at the hip as they entered the Atlantic together, they degenerated together and they may dissipate together as well...Read more

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Peter downgraded into depression; Tropical Storm Rose getting pummeled by storm-shredding wind shear

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Peter deteriorated into a tropical depression by Tuesday afternoon while storm-shredding, upper-level winds left Tropical Storm Rose barely clinging to its tropical storm status.

By midday, Peter’s maximum sustained winds fell to 35 mph. Rose remained at top winds of 40 mph, just 1 mph above the ...Read more

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Tropical storms getting pummeled by storm-shredding wind shear

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Storm Rose were getting clobbered by storm-shredding, upper-level winds Tuesday, leaving each storm barely clinging to its tropical storm status.

By midday, Peter and Rose each had top winds of 40 mph, which is just 1 mph above the minimum threshold for a tropical storm.

Wind shear ...Read more

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Tropical storms likely to weaken amid winds, cooler temperatures

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It appears Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Storm Rose are no match for the storm-shredding, upper-level winds that have moved in over the Atlantic Ocean.

Wind shear and cooler water temperatures hindered the development of both storms Monday, a trend that will continue Tuesday, experts said. They are forecast to ...Read more

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Tropical Storms Peter and Rose are in the Atlantic, and another system is forecast to be a depression

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MIAMI — As Tropical Storms Peter and Rose continue to move across the Atlantic on Monday, forecasters are also eyeing two other systems, one of which could become a tropical depression by the end of the week.

The disturbance that could turn into a depression this week was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms in the far eastern ...Read more

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States use Hurricane Ida damage to push infrastructure bill

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Pointing to stark pictures of inundated buildings and washed-out cars from Hurricane Ida, state and city officials are pressing Congress to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill.

At least 67 people died across eight states, communities were plunged into darkness for weeks while repairs to the electrical grid plodded along, and calls for help ...Read more

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Peter and Rose are in the Atlantic, and another system is forecast to be a depression

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MIAMI — As Tropical Storms Peter and Rose continue to move across the Atlantic on Monday, forecasters are also eyeing two other systems, one of which could become a tropical depression by the end of the week.

The disturbance that could turn into a depression this week was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms in the far eastern ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Rose forms hours after Tropical Storm Peter

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Sunday was a day for tropical storm formation as the 2021 hurricane season saw its 16th and 17th named systems with Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Storm Rose both swirling in the Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Peter formed in the Atlantic early Sunday morning with Rose following suit by Sunday evening.

As of 5 p.m. EDT, the ...Read more