Hurricane Irma, a "potentially catastrophic" storm gaining strength in the west Atlantic, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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Hurricane categories were determined decades ago based solely on wind speed, but other factors such as precipitation and storm surges can also play a role in how damaging a storm is.
Florida's governor has declared a statewide emergency in response to Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm that is churning in the Atlantic Ocean.
NASA is aiding the humanitarian response to Tropical Storm Harvey by surveying the storm's impact from above.
Rising floodwaters in southeast Texas could spell big trouble for an alligator sanctuary in Beaumont that houses more than 350 American alligators on its property.
How does Harvey compare to 2005's Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms to ever strike the U.S.?
Houston and other parts of southeast Texas are in the midst of historic flooding from Harvey, now a tropical storm, with heavy rain still expected to batter the region in the coming days.
Here’s a guide to the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season including predictions, naming conventions and how to make storm preparations.
Franklin, a storm that has been churning off the southwest coast of Mexico, has become the Atlantic's first hurricane of the season.
This year's hurricane season is likely to be more active than usual, thanks to an absent El Niño and warmer tropical Atlantic Ocean waters.
Hurricanes swirling in the Pacific Ocean could lock arms in a dance step meteorologists call the Fujiwhara effect. The do-si-do may lead in Hurricane Hilary cannibalizing Irwin.
This year's hurricane season is shaping up to be more active than usual, a forecast from NOAA predicts.
As climate change proceeds, there will be more extreme weather events, and these events pose a threat to people's health, experts say.
Back-to-back hurricanes Matthew and Nicole may signal worse weather to come if La Niña climate conditions take hold across the globe, according to weather scientists.