Hurricanes
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Forecasters applying lessons learned from Irene
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:51pm.

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.

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STORMTRACK 3: NOAA Predicts near-normal Hurricane Season
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:10am.

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.

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New director named for National Hurricane Center
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 3:15pm.

The US government's hurricane forecasting hub in Miami has chosen The Weather Channel's tropical weather expert to be its next chief.

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With 1 month to go, emergency agencies practice for hurricane season
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 2:33pm.

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.

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NCSU researchers predict average hurricane season
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 1:37pm.

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.

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Hurricane officials: No more tape for windows
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 8:09am.

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

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Brunswick County's new emergency radio system coming on line
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:17pm.

Whether it's a police chase or a hurricane, how well emergency responders communicate with each other can mean life or death. Brunswick County's new public safety radio system VIPER is up and running, but it has a ways to go before all departments are installed.

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Hurricane Center chief predicts longer forecasts
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 5:04pm.

The director of the National Hurricane Center expects the agency soon will be able to project storm positions a week ahead of time.

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Hurricane predictors admit they can’t predict hurricanes
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 12:17pm.

December forecasts are too unreliable, experts say.

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Hurricane Season 2011 comes to an end
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 9:11am.

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.

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