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National Hurricane Center

Online mapping tool shows US storm surge risks

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A new online mapping tool from the National Hurricane Center shows the risks of storm surge from Texas to Maine. The hurricane center launched the interactive map Tuesday. Full story...
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Atlantic hurricane season weakest so far since '83

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This year's Atlantic hurricane season has had fewer storms to this point of the year than any since 1983, with only five named storms. Full story...
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NOAA trims forecast for busy hurricane season

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videoFederal forecasters are slightly reducing their prediction for a busy Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane season forecast Thursday, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine. Full story...
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Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings

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videoThe National Hurricane Center is changing the way it issues hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings after being criticized over its handling of Superstorm Sandy. Full story...
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New hurricane center head turned fear into career

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Hurricanes used to frighten the National Hurricane Center's new director when he was growing up in Florida and Texas. Full story...
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Forecasters applying lessons learned from Irene

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The director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami says forecasters are trying to apply lessons from Hurricane Irene's destruction to their storm preparedness message this year. Full story...
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New director named for National Hurricane Center

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The US government's hurricane forecasting hub in Miami has chosen The Weather Channel's tropical weather expert to be its next chief. Full story...
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Hurricane officials: No more tape for windows

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Officials with the National Hurricane Center have a message for residents living in hurricane-prone areas: Don't tape your windows. Full story...
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Hurricane Center chief predicts longer forecasts

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The director of the National Hurricane Center expects the agency soon will be able to project storm positions a week ahead of time. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hurricane Hunters provide vital forecasting tool

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video When the tropics get active, the famous Hurricane Hunter aircraft are meteorologists' eye in the sky. These are more than just planes. They are working laboratories sent on missions that would make most queasy. Full story...
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