Forecasters say we could see a hurricane in the Gulf this weekend
Posted on 10/4/2017 12:06:00 PM.

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression number 16 has formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea and move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend as Tropical Storm Nate. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the storm has the potential to strengthen into a hurricane.

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Hurricane Irma strengthens to a Category 5 storm
Posted on 9/5/2017 12:00:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
Hurricane Irma is a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm heading toward the Leeward Islands. National Hurricane Center Forecaster Chris Landsea says Irma will reach the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday. 
"Followed by Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and then on Thursday and Friday, Hispaniola and Bahamas and then on Saturday and Sunday, we are looking at Cuba and south Florida," Landsea said.  
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Gov. Edwards: Louisiana not out of the woods when it comes to Harvey
Posted on 8/27/2017 5:43:00 PM.
Governor John Bel Edwards says Louisiana is not out of the woods yet when it comes to Tropical Storm Harvey. Edwards is asking residents to remain vigilant and pay attention to local news reports. State Climatologist Barry Keim says it's expected Harvey will eventually move towards Louisiana.
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Hurricane Harvey expected to develop into Category 3 hurricane
Posted on 8/24/2017 11:07:00 AM.

The National Hurricane Center says Harvey is now a hurricane and is expected to becoem a Category 3 hurricane tomorrow before hitting Texas. Eric Blake with the NHC says the storm is quickly strengthening.

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National Hurricane Center to issue storm surge warnings during hurricane season
Posted on 2/2/2017 1:09:00 PM.

The National Hurricane Center will issue storm surge watches and warnings during the 2017 hurricane season, which will be a first. Storm Surge Specialist Jamie Rhome says the amount of water that a named storm can push into a coastal area can be as destructive and deadly as damaging winds.

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National Hurricane Center continues to monitor Tropical Depression 9
Posted on 8/29/2016 10:31:00 AM.

Tropical Depression 9 is in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and the latest forecast track has the developing storm moving towards Louisiana, but eventually turning and making landfall on Thursday in Florida. State climatologist Barry Keim says the National Hurricane Center has the depression strengthening into a tropical storm, but admits forecasters are having trouble predicting its intensity.

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Today is the statistical peak of the 2015 Hurricane Season
Posted on 9/10/2015 3:10:00 AM.
Today marks the statistical peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, the date where a hurricane is most likely to be in the Atlantic.  Eric Blake, Hurricane Specialist with the National Hurricane Center, says so far this season has produced eight named storms but only two hurricanes.  
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Danny disintegrates into a remnant
Posted on 8/24/2015 11:17:00 AM.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Danny is no more.  After achieving Category 3 hurricane status over the weekend, Danny has dramatically decreased in intensity.  
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NHC predicts Danny will become first hurricane of 2015
Posted on 8/19/2015 10:41:00 AM.
The National Hurricane Center predicts that Tropical Storm Danny will become the first hurricane of the 2015 season.  Senior Hurricane Specialist Stacy Stewart says Danny has sustained winds of 50 miles per hour with higher gusts.  
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NHC will issue storm surge warnings starting next year
Posted on 12/11/2014 10:35:00 AM.
The National Hurricane Center will begin issuing separate storm surge warnings with next year's Atlantic Hurricane Season.  Storm surge is often cited as the greatest threat to life and property from a tropical cyclone.  

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