CNN's John Zarrella shares with Wolf Blitzer what it feel like inside of a simulated hurricane.
Already packing 110 mph winds, a hurricane churning in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico is forecast to get even stronger -- though, as of now, it poses no direct threat to those onshore.
A tropical storm formed in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday morning and is expected to reach hurricane strength before it gets to Mexico's southwestern coast.
Tropical Storm Beryl continued to strengthen as it neared the coasts of Georgia and Florida on Sunday, approaching hurricane strength, forecasters said.
Hurricane Bud lessened into a Category 1 storm as it approached Mexico's southwestern coast Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, formed Saturday off the coast of South Carolina.
Tropical Storm Rina continued to weaken Thursday as it began affecting some of Mexico's most popular beaches.
Tropical Storm Ophelia changed little as it moved west over the Atlantic Wednesday, but posed no immediate threat to land, forecasters said.
Tropical Storm Maria was passing by Bermuda on Thursday and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Lee worked its way over southern Louisiana, drenching some coastal areas and flooding streets.
Lee weakened to a tropical depression late Sunday, the National Hurricane Center reported, but not before dumping vast amounts of rain and causing extensive flooding in Gulf Coast states.
People in states along the U.S. Gulf coast braced Friday for strong winds and up to 20 inches of rain as Tropical Storm Lee slowly churned towards land.
Dangerous, damaging flood waters emerged Sunday night as one of the biggest threats from Irene, which impacted millions with its strong winds and drenching rains over its three-day run up the East Coast.
The National Hurricane Center on Saturday warned residents of tall structures in the path of Hurricane Irene that the wind hitting upper floors will be stronger than those in most storms.
The first Atlantic hurricane of 2011 strengthened to a Category 2 late Monday as it stormed through the Caribbean, churning just north of the Dominican Republic.
What was once Tropical Storm Emily has diminished into a low pressure system, but heavy rain and potential flooding still threaten hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in temporary quarters.
Tropical Storm Emily formed in the Caribbean Monday, prompting area governments to issue warnings and watches, the National Hurricane Center said.
A animation of Tropical Storm Emily as it moves across the Caribbean towards the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Tropical Storm Don came ashore Friday evening, bringing a belt of much-needed rain but not enough to slake the thirst of parched Texas counties farther inland and not enough to carry much of a threat, officials said.
Mexican authorities issued a hurricane warning along parts of the country's eastern coast Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arlene approached, the National Hurricane Center reported.
November 30th marks the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, and although it was extremely active, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling 2010 a "gentle giant."
Former Hurricane Richard continued to weaken Monday, becoming a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center reported.
Hurricane Richard made landfall just south of Belize City Sunday night, said CNN Meteorologist Jacqui Jeras.
Hurricane Paula inched closer to Cuba Wednesday night, a weakened storm with a slowing forward speed, forecasters said.
The storm previously known as Hurricane Igor sped past Newfoundland Tuesday, leaving behind downed trees, washed out roads and a desperate search for a missing elderly man.
Video from CNN iReporters show winds and rain from Hurricane Igor drenching Bermuda.
Bermuda, which hasn't seen a major hurricane in some seven years, is about to get walloped by Igor, which forecasters termed large and dangerous Saturday night.
CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports the winds and waves from Hurricane Igor are already doing damage to Bermuda's beaches.
What was Hurricane Karl weakened Friday to a tropical storm after making landfall, but the heavy rain it spawned could still cause mudslides and flash floods in the Mexican interior, forecasters said.
Category 2 Hurricane Karl headed toward the Mexican coast with 100 mph (160 kph) winds with higher gusts and could become an intense Category 3, the National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Igor maintained its Category 4 status Monday afternoon, still huffing and puffing top sustained winds of 150 mp (240 kph) although tracking maps show the storm remaining in the open Atlantic, far from land.
Authorities in North Carolina ordered the evacuation of Ocracoke Island late on Tuesday as Hurricane Earl whips closer to the United States.
Tropical Depression 7 has intensified into Tropical Storm Earl in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.
A tropical depression moving through the Atlantic Ocean will likely become a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday, though the storm is not expected to make landfall.
Tropical Depression Five dissipated as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said.
The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning for the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico as the fifth tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season formed in the southeastern Gulf.
Tom Foreman reports on group determined to build up a program to help those who need it during emergency evacuations.
Tropical Depression Four strengthened into a tropical storm overnight, but it was not expected to hit land, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday.
Tropical Depression Four has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,365 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.
The latest tropical depression swirling in the Gulf of Mexico made landfall on South Padre Island, Texas, Thursday with sustained winds of 35 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
A low-pressure weather system over the western Gulf of Mexico has an increasing chance of becoming a tropical depression or a more severe storm over the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center said in Wednesday's 2 p.m. ET advisory.
A low-pressure weather system hovering over the northern Yucatan Peninsula and the south-central Gulf of Mexico has a 30 percent chance of evolving into a tropical depression or more severe storm over the next 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center's 2 p.m. ET update Tuesday.
The odds of a weather system in the northern Gulf of Mexico becoming a tropical depression or storm improved Monday evening, but the storm's proximity to shore gives it little time to develop, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday.
Tropical Storm Alex approached hurricane strength Tuesday as it churned off the northwestern coast of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula in the Bay of Campeche, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Alex is expected to strengthen into a hurricane but is heading away from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.
A tropical disturbance that has dumped heavy rain on parts of the Caribbean has a medium chance of forming into a much stronger storm and could head into the oil-tainted Gulf of Mexico by next week.
A tropical storm that has dumped heavy rain on parts of the Caribbean has a medium chance of forming into a much stronger storm and could head into the oil-tainted Gulf of Mexico by next week.
Hurricane Rick weakened to a Category 3 storm early Monday as it churned toward Mexico's Pacific coast, forecasters said.
Once-Tropical Storm Erika became a remnant low pressure area on Thursday night, the National Hurricane Center said.
CNN's Betty Nguyen reports from Constitucion, Mexico, where Hurricane Jimena tore through the town.
The National Hurricane Center is no longer including storm surges and flooding in its hurricane categories out of concern that people aren't heeding proper warnings, because the surges haven't always matched the levels predicted in each category.
Tropical Storm Nana is expected to weaken after forming over the eastern Atlantic Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.
Hurricane Gustav churned into the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday night, still an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm threatening to blast the same region devastated by Hurricane Katrina three years ago.
CNN's Morgan Neill gets a firsthand look at the devastation left by Hurricane Gustav.
Haitians were told to prepare for evacuations as Tropical Storm Gustav formed quickly in the Caribbean
Tropical Storm Fay was in no hurry as it made its way across the northern Florida peninsula Friday, its torrential rains and fierce winds leaving a trail of destruction behind and portending the future for areas in its path.
Tropical Storm Fay moved over the western end of Cuba on Monday morning on its march toward the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Florida Keys, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Tropical storm Cristobal was forecast to move "parallel and very close" to the North Carolina coast Sunday morning, but the storm is not expected to make landfall along the eastern U.S. shores.
Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the 2008 Atlantic season, formed Saturday near the coast of Belize, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
The approaching 2008 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be above normal, with up to 16 named storms and up to five major hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday, citing climate conditions.
Olga strengthened into a tropical storm Tuesday after making landfall on Hispaniola and soaking the Dominican Republic, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
Noel was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane Thursday as it moved away from the Bahamas and out into the cooler waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney speaks with the coordinator of the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency, Carl Smith.
Haiti posted tropical storm warnings along its entire coastline and Cuba placed much of its eastern end under similar advisories Sunday as Tropical Storm Noel gained strength in the Caribbean Sea, forecasters reported.
Two tropical weather systems were rapidly losing steam Friday, but a third system was upgraded to a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Lorenzo has become a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center reported Thursday evening.
A tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico was nearing tropical storm strength and a storm in the Atlantic neared hurricane strength late Wednesday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported.
Tropical Storm Ingrid chugged across the open Atlantic early Friday while Texas and Louisiana residents cleaned up after Hurricane Humberto.
Tropical Storm Gabrielle nosed its way back toward the Atlantic Ocean after hitting North Carolina's Outer Banks Sunday afternoon with 50-mph winds, forecasters said.
Fredricka Whitfield gets the latest on tropical storm Gabrielle from CNN's John Zarrella.
Hurricane Felix has grown to a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm packing winds up to 165 mph (270 kph), the National Hurricane Center said late Sunday.
The sixth tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season formed Friday, while Tropical Storm Henriette drenched parts of Mexico's Pacific coast, the National Hurricane Center said.
National Hurricane Center director Bill Proenza left his position Monday, just days after nearly half of the NHC staff signed a petition calling for his ouster.
Hurricane director leaves post
Storm at hurricane center
The embattled director of the National Hurricane Center said Friday he has no plans to step down despite a petition from his staff calling for his ouster.
About half of the staff of the National Hurricane Center have signed a petition calling for the ouster of the center's director, saying its "effective functioning" is at stake as the Atlantic hurricane season heads toward its peak.
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting an active year for storms, but a new poll shows that people living in coastal areas still aren't prepared
Defying predictions, the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season ended with a whimper rather than a bang on Thursday, without a single hurricane hitting U.S. shores.
Tropical storm Florence intensified into a Category 1 hurricane Sunday as it cut a path through the Atlantic and headed toward Bermuda with winds gusting up to 75 miles per hour, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Sunday.
When a major storm hits the Caribbean, most airlines and hotels eventually wind up waiving the usual restrictions so that customers can change or cancel their plans free of charge. But because policies have traditionally been announced on a case-by-case basis -- and at the last minute -- you had little choice but to wait and cross your fingers. Now, after two brutal hurricane seasons, a few airlines and tour operators have taken steps to ease travelers' concerns.
Alberto -- the first named storm of the Atlantic's 2006 hurricane season -- weakened to a tropical depression over South Carolina early Wednesday.
The National Hurricane Center's latest forecast for the 2006 season calls for more Atlantic hurricanes than usual, but not as many as seen over the past three years and fewer than predicted in the NHC's initial estimate in May.
The summer driving season has barely started, but already attention is turning toward the Atlantic, where an expected active hurricane season could combine with a shortage of gasoline stocks and drive energy prices past the record levels set in the wake of last year's storms.
A brutal and record-setting hurricane season that repeatedly pounded the United States, devastated the lives of tens of thousands and spawned the historic Katrina ended November 30, at least on paper.
Hurricane Beta's heavy rains drenched Nicaragua and Honduras Sunday afternoon as the weakening storm moved inland following an early morning landfall with 105 mph (170 km/hr) winds.
As more than 1 million people scurried to get out of the way of Hurricane Rita, the Category 5 hurricane grew more turbulent, becoming the third most intense storm in history, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday night.
Thousands of residents of the Florida Keys hunkered down as Hurricane Rita lashed the islands with blinding rain and winds Tuesday afternoon.
Hurricane Ophelia swirled on a slow and uncertain path Saturday as forecasters warned could take it onto the coast of the Carolinas, Georgia or northern Florida by late Monday or early Tuesday.
Ophelia regained hurricane strength Friday evening, and the latest long-range forecast from the National Hurricane Center shows the storm making landfall either late Monday or early Tuesday along the South Carolina coast.
Hurricane Katrina was packing winds of up to 145 mph early Sunday as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said early Sunday.
Hurricane Emily reached Category 3 strength Thursday evening and is moving toward the central Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said.
Downgraded slightly from hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Jeanne lingered over northern Hispaniola early Friday, where it battered the Dominican Republic with heavy rains and 70 mph (110 km/h) winds a day earlier, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
As Hurricane Frances bears down on the United States, weather trackers are sounding the alarm. Yet Frances may be first in a series of massive, powerful storms to march across the Atlantic in coming years.
The Cayman Islands and Jamaica were bracing Wednesday for Tropical Storm Charley, which continues to strengthen in the Caribbean.
Here are some tips from the National Hurricane Center on preparing for a hurricane.
A rare South Atlantic hurricane about 110 miles off the coast of southeastern Brazil on Saturday afternoon was expected to make landfall Saturday night or Sunday, a U.S. government meteorologist said.
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