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National Hurricane Center Discussing Whether to Revise Hurricane Season Official Start Date to May 15

Ernice Gilbert | March 02, 2021

Traditionally, hurricane season has started on June 1 of each year, but the National Hurricane Center has been discussing whether to revise the date to an earlier month, specifically May 15, a change that stems from advances in technology that allows NHC to better determine when storms form. Indeed, named storms for the last six years came before the official June 1 start of the season. And in 2020, two named storms, Arthur and Bertha, came before June 1. NHC Meteorologist Dennis Feltgen said while many of the systems that develop in May are short-lived, they are nonetheless better identified through new technology, specifically better monitoring tools. During last year's extremely active season, NHC issued approximately 36 special tropical weather outlooks before June 1. This year, these outlooks will start May 15. However, a team of NHC…

Record-Shattering Hurricane Season Comes to an End

Staff Consortium | November 30, 2020

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Bermuda Whiplashed by Wind, Waves and Hurricane Teddy…

Staff Consortium | September 22, 2020

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Bermuda Braces for Hurricane Teddy as Storm is Expected…

Staff Consortium | September 21, 2020

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Laura Begins Battering of Gulf Coast

Staff Consortium | August 27, 2020

LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater as it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas bord...

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