Tag: hurricane season

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico as a CAT4

UPDATE: Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday morning as a strong Category 4 storm in southeast Puerto Rico, near the city of Yabucoa, the National Hurricane Center said. At landfall, Maria had sustained winds of 155 mph, just 2 mph short of Category 5 status. It was the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in…

Florida Braces For Hurricane Irma As It Barrels Through Caribbean

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Thursday warned residents of South Florida to be prepared for evacuation as Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4 storm, makes its way north. Irma pummeled the Turks and Caicos Islands Thursday night and early Friday with sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour after raking the Dominican…

Hurricane Irma Nears Category 5, Florida and Puerto Rico Prepare

The National Hurricane Center warned of an “increasing chance” Hurricane Irma will affect the U.S. East Coast, as the intensifying Category 4 storm prompted emergency preparations in Florida and Puerto Rico. As of Tuesday morning, Irma was 320 miles east of the Leeward Islands with winds clocking 150 mph—just 7 mph away from reaching Category…

Hurricane Matthew’s 100mph Winds Lash the Florida Coast

Hurricane Matthew dropped to Category 3 strength overnight, but still managed to bring sustained winds of about 120 miles per hour to Florida’s central Atlantic coast. Some 600,000 residents were reported without power early Friday morning, Gov. Rick Scott announced at a press conference. The deadly storm’s eyewall had approached within five miles of the…

Gov. Rick Scott: 1.5 Million In Florida Under Orders To Evacuate

Hurricane Matthew is approaching South Florida on Thursday morning. They warned that the strongest storm in the Caribbean in nearly a decade may cause “immense human suffering” and “loss of life” if precautions are not taken. National Weather Service officials said the storm, which is expected to return to Category 4 strength, was moving west…

Hurricane Matthew May Hit Florida As Category 4 [VIDEO]

Officials were bracing for Hurricane Matthew to hit Florida, as the storm was expected to regain Category 4 strength before making landfall. At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Matthew was located about 65 miles northwest of Cuba and was making its way north. The storm has killed nine people so far and left a damaged Haiti, still…

Hurricane Matthew Strikes Haiti, Heading To Florida [VIDEO]

Hurricane Matthew touch ground in Haiti Tuesday morning and is on the road to Cuba and the US. On Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of Haitians huddled in evacuation shelters as 145 mile per hour winds lashed the impoverished island nation, killing at least three people and prompting cruise ships to change course. The governors of…

Hurricane Matthew: ‘Deadly’ Floods Expected In Jamaica And Haiti

Hundreds of Guantanamo Bay employees were evacuated as Hurricane Matthew tore through the Caribbean on Sunday with 145 mile-per-hour winds. The fierce storm is expected to slam Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, with the first effects already felt Sunday night and meteorologists warning of rainfall totals of as much as 40 inches. The U.S. National…

Tropical Storm Colin Heading Toward Florida’s Gulf Coast [VIDEO]

The Nationals Hurricane Center reports of a tropical storm approaching Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Tropical storm warning was sent to the western Florida before the Center announced that the storm has been named, Colin. As it approaches the coast, Colin, has been increasing in speed and force. It is forecasted that the storm will produce…

Hurricane Patricia Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded [VIDEO]

Hurricane Patricia has become the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the eastern Pacific with maximum sustained winds of 200 mph. The catastrophic Category 5 is on track to make landfall in the Mexican state of Jalisco in the next 12 to 18 hours and cause widespread destruction.

Hurricane Joaquin Upgraded to Category 4 [VIDEO]

Hurricane Joaquin turn into a Category 4 storm as it approached the Bahamas on Thursday afternoon. Forecasts remained unclear as to whether it’s on track to make landfall on the East Coast or turn and head out to sea, according to the National Hurricane Center. Despite that, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has declared a…

Hurricane Joaquin Becomes the Third Hurricane of the Atlantic Season [VIDEO]

Hurricane Joaquin became the 2015 Atlantic season’s third hurricane Wednesday morning and hurricane watches and warnings have been issued for the Bahamas while we nervously eye its potential to affect the U.S. East Coast. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance aircraft measured sufficiently strong flight-level winds and low surface pressure to prompt the National…

Hurricane Odile slams popular Mexico resort area

Hurricane Odile slammed the popular Baja California, Mexico, resort area overnight forcing thousands of tourists and locals to crowd into emergency shelters. The storm is now a category 2 hurricane and is expected to weaken further, but lingering flooding and mudslides could continue to affect the area, forecasters say. Photo: Waves pound the beach in…

Hurricane Cristobal Strengthens, Off The Bahamas

Tropical Storm Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane Monday over the open waters of the Atlantic, packing winds of 75 mph as it moved north away from the Bahamas, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Before it became a hurricane, Cristobal on Sunday hammered parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos…

NOAA Issues Seasonal Hurricane Outlook

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting one to two major hurricanes in its seasonal outlook, out of a total of three to six hurricanes forecast. [NOOA]

Humberto Becomes First Atlantic Hurricane Of 2013

Late Tuesday night, Humberto strengthened to become the first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season. Winds were sustained at 75 mph, classifying Humberto as a Category 1 Hurricane. It was thought that this hurricane season might set a new record for having the latest first Atlantic hurricane since the satellite era began in the…

NOAA Predicts Active 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S. climate agency says seven to 11 storms could become hurricanes, including three to six “major” hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or higher. These ranges are well above the seasonal average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and…