September 1, 2011 |
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Tropical Storm Katia became a hurricane Wednesday night in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters said it was too soon to determine where it might head. The National Hurricane Center in Miami cautioned the public - still recovering along parts of the East Coast from Irene - not to stress over the storm. It's too soon to tell if it will ever come near land. "It's got a lot of ocean to go. There's no way at this point to say if it will make any impacts, let alone when it might make them," said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman at the National Hurricane Center.
July 14, 1995 |
The third tropical depression of the 1995 season was about 250 miles north of Puerto Rico yesterday and may intensify into Tropical Storm Chantal over the weekend. If the depression continues on its present west-northwest track at 13 miles an hour, it could hit somewhere on the southeast coast of the United States early next week, said meteorologist Miles Lawrence at the National Hurricane Center near Miami. "There are a lot of 'maybes' with this one," Lawrence said. "People should pay attention to it over the weekend.
August 31, 2011 |
The Atlantic is brewing up another major hurricane likely take a northward track. Tropical Storm Katia could turn into a hurricane today, and a major hurricane - a Category 3 with winds of more than 110 miles per hour - by Sunday morning. But relax. At least through Labor Day. So far, there's little reason to fear that Katia could be another Hurricane Irene, which killed more than 40 people, knocked out power to more than 2 million, and dumped record-busting rains that has caused widespread flooding for days throughout the Northeast.
August 30, 2010 |
The blast furnace of summer continues, with yet another heat wave, another ozone alert, and more hurricane-related worries at the Shore. Hurricane Earl, pounding parts of the Caribbean today, is expected to sweep past the Mid-Atlantic Coast starting Friday, with a chance of running into land anywhere from the Carolinas to New England. For the next four days, the Philadelphia area is expected to see highs in the mid 90s, followed by 90 on Friday - with no rain in sight. Such a stretch would bring the number of days of 90 or hotter at 51 - just two short of the record 53 set in 1991.
August 30, 2011 |
Jose fizzled out Monday after becoming a tropical storm. Now comes Katia, heading toward the Caribbean from halfway between Africa and South America. It's estimated to become a hurricane by late Wednesday or early Thursday and a major Category 3 storm by Sunday morning, when it's projected to be east-northeast of Puerto Rico, according to the National Hurricane Center. Computer models suggest it could continue on a northerly path toward the East Coast, but stop predicting a thousand miles from the Carolinas.
August 16, 2004 |
It was the devastating storm that wasn't. By the time Hurricane Charley wound up the coast to the Philadelphia area late Saturday, it was a shadow of the storm that had killed more than a dozen people and destroyed countless homes in Florida. Downgraded to a tropical storm, Charley sprinkled the area with rain - as much as 2 inches in parts of South Jersey - and continued on its merry way. By the time Charley reached New England late yesterday morning, the National Hurricane Center said the storm had dissipated and all warnings were discontinued.
March 28, 2012 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - Officials with the National Hurricane Center had a message Tuesday for residents living in hurricane-prone areas: Don't tape your windows. Center officials are joining with a consumer-advocate group at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Fla., this week to encourage residents to skip taping their windows when a hurricane is heading their way. They believe it leads to a false sense of security and actually increases danger. Instead, residents should use proven methods such as hurricane shutters or impact-resistant windows, Bill Read, director of the National Hurricane Center, told hundreds of meteorologists and emergency-management officials at the weeklong conference.
June 14, 2002 |
The United States could be hit with a major hurricane disaster - potentially causing more than $80 billion in damages - because of increased development on the coasts, warned Max Mayfield, director of the National Hurricane Center. Mayfield - who has watched the development of Florida's coasts during his 30 years at the hurricane center in Miami - said yesterday that local officials will continue encourage development because it enlarges the tax base. But they aren't building enough accompanying roads to evacuate the influx of residents who would need to flee a storm surge, he said.
February 13, 2013 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeastern United States in 40 years and the second costliest in the nation's history, according to a report released Tuesday. The storm's effects reached far and wide, according to the National Hurricane Center report. While Sandy visited devastation on the East Coast, principally New Jersey and New York, it created wind gusts as far west as Wisconsin and as far north as Canada and caused water levels to rise from Florida to Maine, the center found.
June 9, 2013 |
Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall Friday, flooding much of the Philadelphia region. The National Weather Service reported that about three inches of rain had fallen at Philadelphia International Airport as of 7:54 p.m. - more than in any single month since January, and the most in a single day since Sandy came roaring through the region. The amount of precipitation shattered the record for the date of June 7 - 1.79 inches, set in 1904. About 50 families were displaced in Chester, where the American Red Cross set up a shelter at Showalter Junior High School, spokesman Dave Schrader said.