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Chris downgraded to post-tropical cyclone, will bring rain, dangerous surf to Canada

Chris downgraded to post-tropical cyclone, will bring rain, dangerous surf to Canada

Although Chris may no longer be a hurricane, the storm could still have a significant impact on weather both on the East Coast and Canada as it races across the Atlantic and toward Canada.Hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm, Chris was de...
Published: 07/12/18
Hurricane Chris quickly strengthens, generates dangerous surf on path to Canada

Hurricane Chris quickly strengthens, generates dangerous surf on path to Canada

The second hurricane of the 2018 season has quickly strengthened into a Category 2 storm that is moving away from the U.S. but making a bee-line toward Canada and, eventually, Iceland.As of Wednesday at 5 a.m., Hurricane Chris was situated about 315 ...
Published: 07/11/18
Pasco residents, officials use Irma’s lessons for upcoming hurricane plans

Pasco residents, officials use Irma’s lessons for upcoming hurricane plans

NEW PORT RICHEY — Melissa Detwiler, a resident of Seven Springs Trailer Park, bought her travel trailer in May 2017. When Hurricane Irma hit in September, she left it on the highest ground in the park and evacuated to Orlando.She and her trailer were...
Published: 07/11/18
Tropical Storm Chris threatens dangerous surf off Carolinas as Beryl dissipates

Tropical Storm Chris threatens dangerous surf off Carolinas as Beryl dissipates

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Chris was squatting on Monday about 200 miles (320 kilometers) off the coast of the Carolinas, where forecasters expect it will gain hurricane strength before moving up Gulfstream waters on a path that could caus...
Published: 07/09/18
Downgraded Beryl heads for late weekend entry into Caribbean

Downgraded Beryl heads for late weekend entry into Caribbean

Beryl has been downgraded to a tropical storm at 11 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. The system was on a path that to go over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend and into the eastern Caribbean.A hurricane watch was issued f...
Published: 07/07/18
Category 1 Beryl gaining strength, but not seen as U.S. threat

Category 1 Beryl gaining strength, but not seen as U.S. threat

The first hurricane of the 2018 season is gaining strength in the Atlantic, but is forecast to fall apart before it becomes a threat to Florida.Beryl, which formed as a tropical depression on Thursday, quickly intensified into a compact but powerful ...
Published: 07/06/18
New Tampa area setting up local network to help those in need after next hurricane

New Tampa area setting up local network to help those in need after next hurricane

NEW TAMPA — Like most of the city, New Tampa and northern Tampa were spared widespread destruction when Hurricane Irma rolled through Florida last September.Still, people living on the edge of poverty here faced a hard time after the rain and wind pa...
Published: 07/06/18
Hurricane 2018: Pinellas County gears up for storm season

Hurricane 2018: Pinellas County gears up for storm season

LARGO — Improving the evacuation process was the biggest lesson learned in Hurricane Irma, Pinellas emergency officials said Thursday.Interim Emergency Management Director David Halstead said although the department got out evacuation information las...
Updated one month ago
Hurricanes are traveling more slowly - which makes them even more dangerous

Hurricanes are traveling more slowly - which makes them even more dangerous

The globe’s hurricanes have seen a striking slowdown in their speed of movement across landscapes and seascapes over the past 65 years, a finding that suggests rising rainfall and storm-surge risks, according to research reported Wednesday.The study ...
Updated one month ago
Hurricane season begins: Colorado State’s latest forecast rises as El Niño wanes

Hurricane season begins: Colorado State’s latest forecast rises as El Niño wanes

After first forecasting a below-average hurricane season, researchers at Colorado State University have upped their seasonal outlook and now predict a more active season.The culprit responsible for the increase in forecasted hurricane activity: the h...
Updated: 2 months ago