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Warm Atlantic waters ‘bullish’ for hurricane season peak

Not one, but three potential storms threaten to usher in the busiest phase of the Atlantic hurricane season later this month, courtesy of warm ocean temperatures.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Hurricane Franklin makes landfall on coast of Mexico

Hurricane Franklin made landfall on Mexico’s central Gulf coast Thursday, pounding a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with torrential rains and heavy winds.

Mexico prepares as Tropical Storm Franklin approaches

Mexican authorities prepared shelters, cleared storm drains and announced the closing of an airport near the Caribbean coast in anticipation of Tropical Storm Franklin’s arrival to the country’s Yucatan Peninsula.

UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Tropical Storm Emily nears Florida’s west-central coast

Tropical Storm Emily churned ashore near Tampa Bay on Monday, starting a trek across the peninsula amid drenching rains and fears of scattered street flooding that prompted the governor to …

Hurricane Eugene weaker, but could whip up California surf

Hurricane Eugene was gradually weakening Monday off Mexico’s Pacific Coast, but forecasters said it could bring high surf and rip currents to Southern California and the west coast of Baja …

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Likelihood of next Atlantic tropical depression drops slightly

The Atlantic Ocean’s next tropical depression has a good chance of forming either Wednesday night or on Thursday, forecasters said.

Forecaster says budget cuts could hurt hurricane predictions

Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes – which has lagged behind storm track forecasting – could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, …

UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Cindy’s remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest

Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the upper South on Friday, prompting flash flood warnings from the Mississippi valley to West Virginia as emergency planners urged those in its …

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

Tropical Storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast; Bret in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico and began churning heavy rain bands toward the northern Gulf Coast, where Louisiana shuttered flood gates and parts of three …

Tropical Storm Calvin lashes tourist spots in south Mexico

Tropical Storm Calvin weakened as it slogged across southeastern Mexico Tuesday, its rains and high winds lashing a stretch of coast dotted with tourist beach towns.

Tropical system could form in Gulf of Mexico later this week

A tropical system could form in the Gulf of Mexico later this week, and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are keeping eye on it.

New hurricane advisories will give deadlines for storm prep

Some coastal residents always put off emergency preparations until storm clouds loom on the horizon. The National Hurricane Center is going to try giving those people a deadline this year, …

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

Tropical Storm Beatriz moves ashore in southern Mexico

Tropical Storm Beatriz soaked parts of southern Mexico with heavy rains after it moved ashore in an area of touristy beach communities Thursday night and began weakening.

North Carolina governor decries lack of Hurricane Matthew recovery funds

Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday expressed his “shock and disappointment” in the small amount of federal disaster funding the Trump administration and Congress have authorized for Hurricane Matthew recovery in …

1st tropical depression of season forms far from land

The first tropical depression of the Atlantic season has formed far from land.

NASA launches 8 mini-satellites for hurricane forecasting

NASA launched eight mini-satellites Thursday morning to measure surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes.

Hurricane Otto weakens as it moves across southern Nicaragua

Hurricane Otto weakened rapidly as it moved across southern Nicaragua on Thursday after making landfall on that country’s Caribbean coast as a dangerous Category 2 storm. It was the southernmost …

Tropical Storm Otto takes aim at Central America

An unusually late-season Tropical Storm Otto swirled over the Caribbean just off Central America on Wednesday and headed toward a possible landfall as a hurricane in Nicaragua.

Otto gains hurricane status in the Caribbean

Forecasters say Otto has gained hurricane status in the Carribbean as it edges closer to parts of Central America.

Late-season storm Otto becomes hurricane; 3 dead in Panama

Late-season storm Otto strengthened into a hurricane Tuesday as civil defense officials reported three deaths in Panama amid heavy rain and Costa Rica ordered the evacuation of 4,000 people from …

Late-season Tropical Storm Otto forms in southwest Caribbean

Late-season Tropical Storm Otto has formed in the southwestern Caribbean and forecasters say it could become a hurricane in the coming days.

Time to go: North Carolina urges evacuations before flooding

Police officers and firefighters in eastern North Carolina cruised low-lying areas and shouted a simple message from bullhorns: Get out before the floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew arrive.

Flooding from hurricane hits lower-income North Carolina residents hard

Hurricane Matthew is leaving a particularly deep scar across a part of inland North Carolina that was already the most economically vulnerable part of the state.

Flooded North Carolina farms are likely littered with drowned livestock

At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 3:58 p.m.

Floodwater rises in N.C., threatening thousands who live downstream

Rivers are rising to record crests in North Carolina after more than 17 inches of rain fell during Hurricane Matthew. Water rose over a levee on the Lumber River in …

Nearly a week after hurricane hit Haiti, U.N. appeals for aid

At a cramped police station serving as a makeshift clinic, Darline Derosier fastened IV drips to jail cell bars, wiped the brows of cholera patients and tended to the wounds …

Matthew hammers Florida, begins dayslong beating of coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Hurricane Matthew spun dangerously close to Florida’s Atlantic coast Friday morning, scraping the shore with howling wind and heavy rain that left more than 476,000 without …

Atlantic Coast residents fleeing Hurricane Matthew; man on evacuation route fires at deputies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Some 3,000 people checked into shelters across Florida, a judge in coastal Georgia suspended a murder trial and deputies in South Carolina shot and wounded a …

Florida closes schools, South Carolina orders evacuations as Hurricane Matthew nears

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida canceled classes along its Atlantic coastline and theme parks kept a watchful eye as Hurricane Matthew picked up speed heading to the East Coast. Further …

Hurricane Matthew: Airlines offering travel waivers because of storm

Airlines are canceling some flights to the Caribbean and even the mainland U.S. as Hurricane Matthew is expected to spin toward Florida later this week.