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Hurricane Season

Beach visitors experience minor effects from Beryl

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As Tropical Depression Beryl makes its way to Southeastern North Carolina, beachgoers have noticed some changes during their time on the shoreline this afternoon. Full story...
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StarNews hurricane special hits stands Sunday

The StarNews rolls out its hurricane special this weekend. We get a sneak peak at what's inside.

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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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STORMTRACK 3: NOAA Predicts near-normal Hurricane Season

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Conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this season, NOAA announced today from Miami. Their forecast calls for 9-15 storms, 7-10 hurricanes, and 1-3 major hurricanes. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Alberto now a tropical depression, heading out to sea

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A tropical storm no more, tropical depression Alberto exits into the Atlantic. No impacts here locally with the system. Full story...
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Early start to Hurricane Season not worrying beach visitors

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With the first tropical storm already off the east coast, many say the 2012 Hurricane Season is starting early, but they're not worried about it. 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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With 1 month to go, emergency agencies practice for hurricane season

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video Hurricane season is just one month away. Emergency officials are getting a head start on possible storms by putting their training to use in a simulation drill in Wilmington. In the simulation, the fictional Hurricane André is bearing down on New Hanover County. The Category 3 hurricane is eerily similar to Hurricane Fran, but following the same track as Hurricane Hazel. Full story...
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NCSU researchers predict average hurricane season

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Researchers at North Carolina State University are predicting a relatively average hurricane season, but say even minor storms can still cause serious problems when they make landfall. Full story...
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Hurricane Season 2011 comes to an end

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video Hurricane season comes to an end today. The year was an active one, with 19 named storms. But only Hurricane Irene made landfall in the US. Full story...
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