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CNN reporter goes inside a hurricaneupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 07:29:00

CNN's John Zarrella shares with Wolf Blitzer what it feel like inside of a simulated hurricane.

Powerful hurricane picks up steam off Mexican coastupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 19:17:00

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.

Tropical Storm Carlotta forms south of Mexican coastupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 06:38:00

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.

Beryl close to hurricane strength as it nears Georgia, Floridaupdated: Sun May 27 2012 22:10:00

Tropical Storm Beryl continued to strengthen as it neared the coasts of Georgia and Florida on Sunday, approaching hurricane strength, forecasters said.

Hurricane Bud weakens as it nears Mexican coastupdated: Fri May 25 2012 14:21:00

Hurricane Bud lessened into a Category 1 storm as it approached Mexico's southwestern coast Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical Storm Alberto forms in the Atlantic updated: Sat May 19 2012 17:24:00

Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, formed Saturday off the coast of South Carolina.

Weakened Tropical Storm Rina hits Yucatan Peninsulaupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 20:43:00

Tropical Storm Rina continued to weaken Thursday as it began affecting some of Mexico's most popular beaches.

Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthens in Atlanticupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 14:37:00

Tropical Storm Ophelia changed little as it moved west over the Atlantic Wednesday, but posed no immediate threat to land, forecasters said.

Tropical storm's wind and rain pelt Bermudaupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 14:23:00

Tropical Storm Maria was passing by Bermuda on Thursday and was expected to strengthen into a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical storm batters Louisianaupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 23:19:00

Tropical Storm Lee worked its way over southern Louisiana, drenching some coastal areas and flooding streets.

Lee weakens, though flood threat remains in Gulf and into Appalachiansupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 23:19:00

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.

Gulf coast states prepare as Tropical Storm Lee loomsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 20:54:00

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.

Irene leaves damaging and deadly floods, rushing watersupdated: Sun Aug 28 2011 23:36:00

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.

New York high-rise residents warned of extra-strong windsupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 20:00:00

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.

Hurricane Irene strengthens to Category 2 on way to Bahamas, U.S.updated: Mon Aug 22 2011 22:49:00

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.

Emily diminishes over mountains, heavy rains still possibleupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 18:13:00

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 forms in the Caribbeanupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 10:41:00

Tropical Storm Emily formed in the Caribbean Monday, prompting area governments to issue warnings and watches, the National Hurricane Center said.

Tracking Tropical Storm Emilyupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 10:41:00

A animation of Tropical Storm Emily as it moves across the Caribbean towards the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Tropical Storm Don packs little punchupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 22:23:00

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.

Mexico issues hurricane warning as Tropical Storm Arlene approachesupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 21:29:00

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.

2010 Atlantic hurricane season comes to a closeupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 13:08:00

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."

Richard weakens to a tropical depressionupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 11:41:00

Former Hurricane Richard continued to weaken Monday, becoming a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Hurricane Richard makes landfall in Belizeupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 21:31:00

Hurricane Richard made landfall just south of Belize City Sunday night, said CNN Meteorologist Jacqui Jeras.

Weakening Paula creeps toward Cubaupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 20:01:00

Hurricane Paula inched closer to Cuba Wednesday night, a weakened storm with a slowing forward speed, forecasters said.

Random Island residents search for missing man after Igor passesupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 21:06:00

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.

Hurricane Igor blows through Bermudaupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 21:06:00

Video from CNN iReporters show winds and rain from Hurricane Igor drenching Bermuda.

'Large' Hurricane Igor moves in on Bermudaupdated: Sat Sep 18 2010 23:01:00

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.

Conditions worsen in Bermudaupdated: Sat Sep 18 2010 23:01:00

CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports the winds and waves from Hurricane Igor are already doing damage to Bermuda's beaches.

Karl hits Mexican mainland, weakens to tropical stormupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 20:22:00

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.

Hurricane Karl bears down on Mexicoupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 23:29:00

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, Tropical Storm Julia churn in the Atlanticupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 17:11:00

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.

'Intense' Hurricane Earl heads toward the United Statesupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 21:39:00

Authorities in North Carolina ordered the evacuation of Ocracoke Island late on Tuesday as Hurricane Earl whips closer to the United States.

Tropical Storm Earl forms in Atlantic Oceanupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 19:51:00

Tropical Depression 7 has intensified into Tropical Storm Earl in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.

Tropical depression in Atlantic expected to become hurricaneupdated: Sat Aug 21 2010 18:09:00

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 in Gulf dissipates, forecasters sayupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 22:15:00

Tropical Depression Five dissipated as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said.

Gulf storm system becomes tropical depressionupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 05:30:00

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.

'Evacuteers' ready to come to the rescueupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 05:30:00

Tom Foreman reports on group determined to build up a program to help those who need it during emergency evacuations.

Tropical Storm forms in the Atlantic Oceanupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 09:39:00

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 forms in Atlanticupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 10:57:00

Tropical Depression Four has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,365 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.

Tropical depression lands on Texas coastupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 12:22:00

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.

Tropical weather system on course for south Texasupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 14:03:00

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.

Tropical weather system looms in Gulfupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 16:33:00

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.

Gulf storm sputters off Louisianaupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 19:36:00

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 nears hurricane strengthupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 18:34:00

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.

Alex expected to become a hurricaneupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 22:48:00

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.

Tropical system could intensify, head towards Gulfupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 11:41:00

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.

Tropical disturbance could intensify, head toward Gulfupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 11:17:00

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 downgraded to Category 3 stormupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 12:21:00

Hurricane Rick weakened to a Category 3 storm early Monday as it churned toward Mexico's Pacific coast, forecasters said.

Erika now just a low pressure systemupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 23:48:00

Once-Tropical Storm Erika became a remnant low pressure area on Thursday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Jimena damageupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 18:02:00

CNN's Betty Nguyen reports from Constitucion, Mexico, where Hurricane Jimena tore through the town.

Hurricane categories to drop storm surges, floodingupdated: Fri May 15 2009 15:53:00

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.

Nana expected to weaken as it moves across Atlanticupdated: Sun Oct 12 2008 23:24:00

Tropical Storm Nana is expected to weaken after forming over the eastern Atlantic Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.

Hurricane Gustav churns into Gulfupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 02:43:00

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.

Surveying the damageupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 02:43:00

CNN's Morgan Neill gets a firsthand look at the devastation left by Hurricane Gustav.

Time.com: Tropical Storm Forms in Caribbeanupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 16:00:00

Haitians were told to prepare for evacuations as Tropical Storm Gustav formed quickly in the Caribbean

Fay marching westward toward Alabamaupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 00:11:00

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.

Fay could become hurricane, forecasters sayupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 09:27:00

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.

Cristobal inches closer to North Carolina coastupdated: Sun Jul 20 2008 00:32:00

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.

Atlantic season's 1st tropical storm forms near Belizeupdated: Sun Jun 01 2008 02:05:00

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.

NOAA predicts above-normal '08 hurricane season updated: Thu May 22 2008 21:22:00

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 becomes a tropical stormupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 22:02:00

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 grows into a hurricaneupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 02:21:00

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.

Noel drenches Bahamasupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 02:21:00

CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney speaks with the coordinator of the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency, Carl Smith.

Tropical Storm Noel edges closer to Haitiupdated: Sun Oct 28 2007 19:03:00

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.

Lorenzo, Karen storms weakenupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 11:51:00

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 becomes a hurricaneupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 20:40:00

Tropical Storm Lorenzo has become a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center reported Thursday evening.

Tropical depression strengthens in Gulf of Mexicoupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 11:39:00

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.

Ingrid on the move as Americans clean up after Humbertoupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 18:44:00

Tropical Storm Ingrid chugged across the open Atlantic early Friday while Texas and Louisiana residents cleaned up after Hurricane Humberto.

Gabrielle churns back toward the Atlantic Oceanupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 16:25:00

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.

Gabrielle makes landfallupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 16:25:00

Fredricka Whitfield gets the latest on tropical storm Gabrielle from CNN's John Zarrella.

Hurricane Felix grows to 'potentially catastrophic' Category 5updated: Mon Sep 03 2007 05:24:00

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.

Forecast: Tropical depression could become Hurricane Felixupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 22:59:00

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 leaves positionupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 06:22:00

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 postupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 06:22:00

Hurricane director leaves post

Storm at hurricane centerupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 07:08:00

Storm at hurricane center

Hurricane center director says he's not resigning despite staff revoltupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 07:08:00

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.

Hurricane center staff asks for new bossupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 22:43:00

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.

Time.com: Poll: U.S. Unready for Hurricanesupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 19:40:00

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

2006 hurricane season bows out quietlyupdated: Thu Nov 30 2006 08:46:00

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.

Bermuda braces as Florence becomes hurricaneupdated: Sun Sep 10 2006 04:35:00

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.

Hurricane season a safer bet for travelersupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 09:07:00

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 losing steam over South Carolinaupdated: Wed Jun 14 2006 03:03:00

Alberto -- the first named storm of the Atlantic's 2006 hurricane season -- weakened to a tropical depression over South Carolina early Wednesday.

Busy Atlantic hurricane season forecastupdated: Mon May 22 2006 09:19:00

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.

CNNMoney: Oil stares down hurricane seasonupdated: Fri May 05 2006 11:52:00

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.

It's official: 2005 hurricanes blew records awayupdated: Mon Dec 19 2005 11:05:00

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 belts Nicaraguaupdated: Sun Oct 30 2005 16:04:00

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.

Texans flee colossal Ritaupdated: Wed Sep 21 2005 00:46:00

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.

Hurricane Rita lashes Florida Keysupdated: Tue Sep 20 2005 19:38:00

Thousands of residents of the Florida Keys hunkered down as Hurricane Rita lashed the islands with blinding rain and winds Tuesday afternoon.

Ophelia gradually turning toward landfallupdated: Sat Sep 10 2005 05:40:00

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 regains hurricane statusupdated: Fri Sep 09 2005 17:20:00

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.

Katrina now Category 4 stormupdated: Sat Aug 27 2005 04:18:00

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 now Category 3updated: Thu Jul 14 2005 00:36:00

Hurricane Emily reached Category 3 strength Thursday evening and is moving toward the central Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said.

Jeanne heads for Bahamasupdated: Fri Sep 17 2004 01:57:00

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.

More mega-hurricanes loom on horizonupdated: Thu Sep 02 2004 12:34:00

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.

Jamaica issues hurricane watch for Charleyupdated: Tue Aug 10 2004 11:25:00

The Cayman Islands and Jamaica were bracing Wednesday for Tropical Storm Charley, which continues to strengthen in the Caribbean.

Hurricane evacuation safety tips updated: Mon May 31 2004 15:23:00

Here are some tips from the National Hurricane Center on preparing for a hurricane.

Rare hurricane stirs South Atlanticupdated: Sat Mar 27 2004 15:02:00

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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