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  • Historical tracks of tropical cyclones

    Historical tracks of tropical cyclones

    Saturday, September 5 2015 1:38 AM EDT2015-09-05 05:38:03 GMT
    Saturday, September 5 2015 1:38 AM EDT2015-09-05 05:38:03 GMT
    image: National Hurricane Centerimage: National Hurricane Center
    The National Hurricane Center has records of tropical cyclones dating back to 1949 for the East Pacific, and 1851 for the Atlantic.  The images below are the tracks of all of the tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and major hurricanes (category 3 or greater).
    The National Hurricane Center has records of tropical cyclones dating back to 1949 for the East Pacific, and 1851 for the Atlantic.  The images below are the tracks of all of the tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and major hurricanes (category 3 or greater).
  • Tropical Cyclone Evolution

    Tropical Cyclone Evolution

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 7:08 PM EDT2015-06-10 23:08:29 GMT
    Wednesday, June 10 2015 7:46 PM EDT2015-06-10 23:46:50 GMT
    Tropical storms are large-scale events, that can bring a lot of rain into Mexico and the desert Southwest. Warm, moist air is lifted into the atmosphere when the sea surface temperatures climb higher late in the Summer.Usually, tropical cyclones begin with a cluster of disorganized thunderstorms. 
    Tropical storms are large-scale events, that can bring a lot of rain into Mexico and the desert Southwest. Warm, moist air is lifted into the atmosphere when the sea surface temperatures climb higher late in the Summer.Usually, tropical cyclones begin with a cluster of disorganized thunderstorms. 
  • Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

    Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:57 AM EDT2017-10-16 09:57:58 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:52 AM EDT2017-10-17 08:52:35 GMT

    The weather service issued a "status red" warning, saying "violent and destructive" wind is forecast nationwide, and "heavy rain and storm surges along some coasts will lead to flooding."

    The weather service issued a "status red" warning, saying "violent and destructive" wind is forecast nationwide, and "heavy rain and storm surges along some coasts will lead to flooding."

  • What shipwrecks, tree rings tell us about hurricanes

    What shipwrecks, tree rings tell us about hurricanes

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 4:53 PM EST2016-03-08 21:53:42 GMT
    Tuesday, March 8 2016 5:23 PM EST2016-03-08 22:23:12 GMT
    Photo credit: noaanews.noaa.govPhoto credit: noaanews.noaa.gov
    A new study led by researchers at the University of Arizona uses tree-ring records combined with records of Spanish shipwrecks to show that the period from 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since the year 1500.

    A new study led by researchers at the University of Arizona uses tree-ring records combined with records of Spanish shipwrecks to show that the period from 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since the year 1500.

  • Science Says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic

    Science Says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic

    Thursday, October 5 2017 1:43 PM EDT2017-10-05 17:43:42 GMT
    Tuesday, October 10 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-10-10 18:48:01 GMT
    An analysis of 167 years of federal hurricane data shows that we are living in the busiest generation for major Atlantic storms.
    An analysis of 167 years of federal hurricane data shows that we are living in the busiest generation for major Atlantic storms.
  • Hurricanes cause rare monthly US job loss but rebound likely

    Hurricanes cause rare monthly US job loss but rebound likely

    Friday, October 6 2017 6:51 AM EDT2017-10-06 10:51:41 GMT
    Monday, October 9 2017 5:23 AM EDT2017-10-09 09:23:43 GMT
    US storm damage is expected to limit September job gain to roughly half of August's level.
    US storm damage is expected to limit September job gain to roughly half of August's level.
  • It was the calm before the storm of Hurricane Iniki — and Kauai didn't know what it was in for

    It was the calm before the storm of Hurricane Iniki — and Kauai didn't know what it was in for

    Monday, September 11 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-09-12 03:23:53 GMT
    Hurricane Iniki in 1992Hurricane Iniki in 1992

    Monday marks 25 years since Iniki pummeled Kauai.

    Monday marks 25 years since Iniki pummeled Kauai.

  • The science behind the 'disappearing bays' during Irma

    The science behind the 'disappearing bays' during Irma

    Monday, September 11 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-11 20:00:51 GMT
    Monday, September 11 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-11 20:00:51 GMT
    (Photo: Twitter)(Photo: Twitter)

    Social media was abuzz this weekend with an event that left ocean floors exposed and many people baffled.

    Social media was abuzz this weekend with an event that left ocean floors exposed and many people baffled.

  • Drones will be used to help better understand hurricanes

    Drones will be used to help better understand hurricanes

    During this year's hurricane season NASA will "double-team" on research with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft winging their way over storms that develop during the peak of the season. NASA's Hurricane
    Two unmanned drones will be flying into hurricanes to give new looks at some of the world's strongest storms.
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