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Hurricanes enter offseason of uncertainty

The Carolina Hurricanes have entered perhaps their most uncertain offseason since they moved to North Carolina. There are lingering questions nearly everywhere they look: in the front office, behind the bench and on the ice. Finding those answers will be ...

New hurricane forecast maps to show flood risk from storm surge

"We are not a storm surge savvy nation. Yet storm surge is responsible for over half the deaths in hurricanes. So you can see why we're motivated to try something new," said Jamie Rhome, storm surge specialist for the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

More mean, major hurricanes on tap this century, study finds

Strong hurricanes could hit Asia and the U.S. East Coast more often this century, a new study finds. The research adds to a growing body of evidence that hurricanes are becoming more intense as global warming heats the oceans. This means Category 1 ...

Rebuilding wetlands: Do hurricanes help?

But a new study suggests that hurricanes themselves can do the job the projects are intended for, which is to spread new sediment across wetlands. The researchers estimated how much sediment Hurricanes Katrina and Rita washed ashore in 2005 and have ...

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National Hurricane Center

Updated April. 17, 2014

The official source of advisories, warnings, forecasts, and strike probabilities for all tropical depressions and named storms. With satellite views, radar ...

Hurricanes - Environment Facts, Environment Science ...

Updated April. 18, 2014

Hurricanes are giant, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 miles (257 kilometers) an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons (9 ...

Hurricanes |

Updated April. 18, 2014

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale classifies hurricanes into five categories based on their sustained wind speed ...

Tropical cyclone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 15, 2014

A tropical cyclone is a rapidly-rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce ...