Hurricanes

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Why Record-Breaking Hurricane Trio Swirls Above the Pacific
Three Category-4 storms (Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena) are swirling in the Pacific Ocean, the first time this has happened in recorded history.
September 2nd, 2015
Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena are seen near Hawaii in two new satellite views of these record-breaking storms. Here's why the hurricane trio is so rare.
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A Better Way to Forecast Hurricanes (Podcast)
Hurricane Ike in 2008
June 10th, 2015
How many hurricanes will the United States really get this year?
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'Gray Swan' Hurricanes Could Strike Unexpected Places
The Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Oct. 29, 2012.
September 1st, 2015
Grey swan hurricanes — storms with impacts more extreme than one would predict from history alone — could ravage cities in Florida, Australia and the Persian Gulf, researchers say.
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Danny Becomes First Atlantic Hurricane of the Season
Astronaut Scott Kelly captures an image of Hurricane Danny, while aboard the International Space Station.
August 20th, 2015
The Atlantic just got its first hurricane of the season. According to the latest update from National Hurricane Center, Danny passed the hurricane test with wind speeds in excess of 75 mph and a developed eye.
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Observation Technique Improvements Reduce Hurricane Fatalities
June 2nd, 2015
Not so long ago, hurricanes used to make landfall essentially without warning. But over the past century or so, new observation technologies have allowed us to track these storms more effectively and thus make better predictions – and save lives.
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US in Longest 'Hurricane Drought' in Recorded History
Hurricane Wilma, 2005, us hurricane lull
May 4th, 2015
In a stroke of luck, no major hurricanes rated Category 3 or higher have struck U.S. soil during the past nine years, a new study finds.
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10 Years After Hurricane Katrina: Have Weather Forecasts Improved?
hurricane katrina
August 29th, 2015
Though meteorologists knew Hurricane Katrina would slam New Orleans with levee-toppling intensity, today's weather forecasters are even better equipped to give notice of a storm's coming havoc.
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Satellite Spies Super Typhoon Soudelor from Space (Photo)
Super Typhoon Soudelor
August 5th, 2015
From the safety of space, NASA observed the most powerful storm of the year.
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Hurricane Forecasts: Quiet in Atlantic, Busy in Pacific
Tropical Storm Ana
May 27th, 2015
Forecasters are calling for another quiet hurricane season in the Atlantic this summer.
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