Tropical wave in the Bay of Campeche

Early Monday morning the tropical low we followed as it crossed the Caribbean last week has moved into the Bay of Campeche.

Cristobal strengthens into hurricane off Bahamas

Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic as it moved away from the Bahamas on Monday, leaving behind flooded communities across a swath of soaked Caribbean islands and at least three fatalities.

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

A strengthening tropical depression that dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic was upgraded early Sunday to Tropical Storm Cristobal as it passed closer to the Bahamas, the U.S. Hurricane Center said.

Tropical depression forms, aims for Bahamas

The U.S. Hurricane Center says a tropical depression has formed and it is dumping heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as it heads for the Bahamas.

Blog: Early models forecast possible tropical system in Gulf of Mexico

Some computer forecast models generate a tropical system in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico as we head into next week.

Bill Read's Blog: Revisiting Hurricane Alicia

On this date 31 years ago, Hurricane Alicia made landfall on the west end of Galveston.

Iselle closes in on Big Island of Hawaii

Hurricane Iselle was drawing a bead on the Big Island of Hawaii Thursday morning. By the afternoon the first squalls of tropical storm force will reach the east side of the island.

Bill Read's Blog: Going to Hawaii this week?

So are Iselle and Julio. Iselle was a major hurricane this morning moving westward across the eastern Pacific, a little more than halfway between Mexico and Hawaii.

Hurricane Bertha forms in Atlantic Ocean; unlikely to make landfall in US

A newly formed Hurricane Bertha swirled northward across open sea Monday after brushing the Turks & Caicos Islands and Bahamas as a tropical storm, while forecasters predicted the storm wasn't likely to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast.

Bill Read's Blog: Ramp up time in the tropical Atlantic

Old time hurricane watchers like to say on Aug. 1 that the real hurricane season is underway.

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Friday's weather webcast

Chance of rain, high of 94 for your Friday.

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Thursday's weather webcast

Chance of storms, high of 92 for your Thursday.

Arthur ushering in a new era in storm surge forecasting

On Wednesday morning Tropical Storm Arthur was still gaining strength off the east coast of Florida. It is forecast to gain hurricane strength by midday Thursday while moving to the north over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.

Tropical Storm Arthur forms off coast of Florida

Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the central Florida coast, becoming the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Could the low off Florida coast become Arthur?

Over the weekend a cluster of thunderstorms moved into the Atlantic Ocean off the South Carolina coast and settled over the warm water of the Gulf Stream. Although the low is poorly organized and there is not much thunderstorm activity associated with it, conditions appear favorable for a tropical…

Watch KPRC's 2014 Hurricane Survival Guide

Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley and the Local 2 Severe Weather team take a look back and forward in KPRC 2014 Hurricane Survival Guide.

Cristina undergoes rapid intenstification in Pacific Ocean

This is the earliest point in the eastern Pacific season to have recorded a second hurricane with greater than 110 mph winds.

Summit held to discuss needs of Houston's most vulnerable during disaster

Whether it's creating a kit or learning the evacuation routes, you and your family may have a plan this hurricane season. But what about seniors and the disabled?

BLOG: Stuck in the Bay of Campeche

On Thursday morning the National Hurricane Center has raised the odds of the disturbance in the Bay of Campeche developing into a Tropical Storm during the next several days to 30%. Another way of putting it is there is a 70% chance it won't develop.

Surge, wind and rain

On Wednesday, Britta Merwin covered a meeting in La Porte about providing coastal protection form surge.  This is a welcome and important effort to come to grips with the challenge of surge flooding we have built ourselves into around the Galveston Bay area.

Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? A new study finds that people are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one.

Bill Read's Blog: Dispelling a hurricane season myth

Advice for hurricane season which starts Sunday.

Forecasters predict slow Atlantic hurricane season

A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared.

Forecasters predict slow Atlantic hurricane season

A slower-than-usual hurricane season is expected this year because of an expected El Nino, federal forecasters said Thursday, but they warned that it takes only one storm to wreak havoc and urged Americans to be prepared. Frank Billingsley reports.

National Hurricane Center introduces 'The Hurricane Hunter'

See the important tool that helps weather forecasters during hurricane season.

Presenting 'The Hurricane Hunter'

May 20, 2014: Meet the important tool that helps the National Hurricane Center stay ahead of storms. Frank Billingsley reports.

Business leaders gather ahead of hurricane season

A hurricane can bring a city to its knees. That's why area business leaders came together to hone their response plan for the next storm that hits Houston.

Preparing for hurricane season

May 15, 2014: Hurricane season is fast approaching. Local 2's Frank Billingsley has advice to prepare for it.

National Weather Service staff shortage

The National Weather Service is critically short of employees, according to the union that represents the workers.

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National Weather Service staffing shortage

May 6, 2014: As the start of hurricane season nears, the National Weather Service is dealing with a staffing shortage. Phil Archer reports.

Harris County kicks off hurricane preparedness campaign

It's a sign that hurricane season is right around the corner.

Tropical trouble forming in the Eastern Pacific?

The large area of showers and thunderstorms in the eastern Pacific south of Mexico is showing signs of becoming organized this morning.

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The story behind the Ike guitar

A guitar that washed away during Hurricane Ike and then resurfaced in Houston has an amazing story behind it. Local 2's Robert Arnold tracked down the owner and the famous faces behind the fender guitar.

Test your hurricane IQ

A national Harris Interactive Survey tested American's hurricane IQ and found that people need have a misconception about when it's time to evacuate.

Friendswood hurricane expert honored

Lew Fincher, Founder of Hurricane Consulting, Inc. in Friendswood, Texas, was honored by the National Hurricane Conference last week in Orlando, Florida.

BLOG: Talking hurricanes at 2014 National Hurricane Conference

The 2014 National Hurricane Conference provides training opportunities for emergency managers and first responders on all aspects of dealing with a land falling hurricane or tropical storm.

Hurricane season only 2 months away

On Monday morning Tropical Cyclone Hellen made landfall on the northwest coast of Madagascar in the southwest Indian Ocean. The cyclone is a reminder that our hurricane season is just two months away.

Could offshore wind farms tame hurricanes?

Hurricanes Katrina, Isaac and Sandy were all devastating, deadly storms that cost billions of dollars. But could have fewer lives been lost and damage not have been as costly? A new study says yes thanks to offshore wind farms.

Weather blog: What’s this brewing near the Azores?

While we are bracing for a week or more of colder than normal weather in our area, a low pressure system in the eastern Atlantic south of the Azores is showing some potential to become a tropical or subtropical cyclone.

Special bond remembered one year after Hurricane Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy, crews from CenterPoint Energy in Houston were called on to help. But something else also happened after the storm -- friendship.

Special bond remembered one year after Hurricane Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy, crews from CenterPoint Energy in Houston were called on to help. But something else also happened after the storm -- friendship. Mark Boyle reports.

Blog: 8 years since Hurricane Wilma

Today marks another milestone as it has been eight years since Category 3 Hurricane Wilma made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida.

TS Karen heading towards a weekend landfall

Tropical Storm Karen was struggling with wind shear and dry air Friday morning resulting in the surface center being exposed to the west of the thunderstorms.

TS Karen forms in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Karen is moving north-northwest at about 12 mph and is forecast to continue this motion Thursday and Friday.

Caribbean Tropical Disturbance heading for the Gulf

Our latest tropical disturbance – designated 97L - by the National Hurricane Center was in the northwest Caribbean

Tropical disturbance in the Caribbean

Over the weekend, a tropical disturbance developed in the central Caribbean. The Hurricane Center has designated it as 97L.

Proposal introduced to build large floodgate for Houston Ship Channel

The so-called Centennial Gate would go up near the Fred Hartman Bridge and would swing shut and close off the enormous wall of water from a surge as high as 25 feet.

Proposal introduced to build large floodgate for Houston Ship Channel

The so-called Centennial Gate would go up near the Fred Hartman Bridge and would swing shut and close off the enormous wall of water from a surge as high as 25 feet. Idolina Peralez reports.

Is our hurricane season over?

The southeast Texas coast has been hurricane-free so far in 2013. However, you shouldn't let your guard down.

Is the Texas storm season over?

September 2, 2013: The southeast Texas coast has been hurricane-free so far in 2013. However, you shouldn't let your guard down. Idolina Peralez reports.

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Hurricane Rita: Eight years later

Eight years ago, Hurricane Rita threatened the Texas Gulf Coast, leading to the largest evacuation in U.S. history.

Dangerous downpours possible

Sept. 20, 2013: Meteorologist Khambrel Marshall is tracking the rain that's moving into the Houston area.

Disturbance 95L heading for northeast Mexico

The tropical disturbance, designated 95L by the National Hurricane Center, was moving steadily northwest just to the east of the Mexican coast near Tampico Friday morning.

Disturbance 95L over Bay of Campeche

A tropical disturbance, designated 95L by the National Hurricane Center, moved into the southern Bay of Campeche overnight.

Disturbance over the Yucatan likely to become TS in the southern Gulf

A tropical disturbance over the Yucatan peninsula Wednesday morning will move west into the Gulf of Mexico later in the day.

Another Tropical Disturbance heading for the Gulf of Mexico

Another tropical disturbance is taking shape in the northwest Caribbean just east of Belize and the Yucatan of Mexico.

Ingrid brings steady rains to South Texas; no flooding or damage

South Texas keeps getting steady rains from Ingrid, but no flooding, no damage and no injuries. The area seems to have escaped that potential because the rain that hit this area came during intermittent waves.

Ingrid pounds Gulf Coast in Mexico; heavy rain expected in South Texas

Ingrid pounds Gulf Coast in Mexico; heavy rain expected in South Texas

Robert Arnold reports in South Padre Island and Irika Sargent in Galveston.

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Two tropical storms impacting Mexico

Saturday morning Mexico was dealing with two tropical storms; Ingrid in the Bay of Campeche and Manuel in the Pacific south of Manzanillo.

5 years since Hurricane Ike hit Gulf Coast

The 5th anniversary has arrived of the most recent occasion of which a hurricane tore apart Galveston and other nearby beachfront communities.

Jamaica Beach 5 years after Hurricane Ike

Frank Billingsley takes a look back at Jamaica Beach five years after Hurricane Ike came ashore.

Anthony Yanez remembers Hurricane Ike

Sept. 13, 2013: On the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Ike hitting the Gulf Coast, meteorologist Anthony Yanez talks about what he remembers.

Hurricane Ike's impact on Galveston

Sept. 13, 2013: On the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Ike hitting the Gulf Coast, tourism to Galveston Island are at levels higher than before the storm. Ruben Galvan reports.

Tropical Storm Ingrid likely to bring flooding to Mexico

Hurricane hunters confirmed Friday morning that winds had increased to tropical storm strength and we now have Ingrid in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Hurricane Ike: 5 years later

Sept. 13, 2013: Friday marks five years since Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast. Ruben Galvan reports from Galveston.

Rachel McNeill remembers Hurricane Ike

Sept. 12, 2013: KPRC's Rachel McNeill remembers Hurricane Ike as we approach the 5th anniversary.

Tropical disturbance continues in Bay of Campeche

Satellite pictures Thursday morning show that our tropical disturbance is now over the Bay of Campeche.

Bill Balleza remembers Hurricane Ike

Sept. 12, 2013: One day ahead of the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Ike, KPRC's Bill Balleza remembers the storm that changed southeast Houston forever.

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Is Galveston prepared for another storm?

Hurricane Ike came ashore pushing a 17 foot storm surge five years ago.

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Some Galveston residents still not back in homes 5 years afer Ike

This Friday marks five years since Hurricane Ike slammed into southeast Texas. Ike came ashore as a Category 2 storm with a storm surge that ripped apart the Gulf Coast including Bolivar and Galveston.

KPRC's Robert Arnold remembers Hurricane Ike

KPRC's Robert Arnold remembers Hurricane Ike ahead of the 5th anniversary.

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Some Galveston residents still not back in homes 5 years afer Ike

This Friday marks five years since Hurricane Ike slammed into southeast Texas. Ike came ashore as a Category 2 storm with a storm surge that ripped apart the Gulf Coast including Bolivar and Galveston. Phil Archer reports.

Tropical Disturbance heading for Bay of Campeche

Satellite pictures Wednesday morning show more organized thunderstorms with a tropical disturbance centered over Belize and the Yucatan peninsula.

Manmade Indoor Hurricane

University of Miami scientists are replicating hurricanes in their laboratories to understand how they propel themselves.

Hurricane Ike: Amy Davis looks back

Sept. 10, 2013: Days ahead of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Ike, Amy Davis talks about what she remembers about the storm that changed Houston and the Gulf Coast forever.

Remembering Hurricane Ike 5 years later

Sept. 10, 2013: Five years ago, all eyes were on the Gulf as Hurricane Ike approached our coast line. Andy Cerota reports.

Remembering Hurricane Ike 5 years later

Sept. 9, 2013: It's been five years since Hurricane Ike changed lives and the landscape of the Gulf Coast forever. Joel Eisenbaum takes a look back.

Frank Billingsley: Looking back at Hurricane Ike

Sept. 9, 2013: Friday marks the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Ike. Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley reports.

Caribbean Disturbance a little more organized

A tropical wave that moved into the eastern Caribbean over the Labor Day weekend has become a little more organized since Tuesday.

Hurricane blog: A Cape Verde storm?

It just so happens that a strong tropical wave is moving off the African coast near Cape Verde on Friday.

Tropical Wave heading our way

An area of showers and thunderstorms east and southeast of New Orleans Friday morning is associated with a weak trough of low pressure, mostly noticeable in the mid levels of the atmosphere.

Tropical Wave comes ashore in Texas

Remember the tropical wave called 92L from last week? While it never developed into a storm, it maintained its identity and has come ashore this morning along the Texas coast.

BLOG: Hurricane Alicia 30 years later

Thirty years ago yesterday, Hurricane Alicia roared onto Galveston Beach with 115mph winds and a 10-foot surge, crossed downtown Houston and left a swath of almost $6 billion in damage and 21 people dead.

RAW VIDEO: Aftermath of Hurricane Alicia

Thirty years ago yesterday, Hurricane Alicia roared onto Galveston Beach with 115mph winds and a 10-foot surge, crossed downtown Houston and left a swath of almost $6 billion in damage and 21 people dead.

Galveston in full storm preparation mode

The Galveston County Emergency Operations Center is taking no chances, using this day heading into the weekend as a perfect time for more practice... just in case.

Drills help Galveston prepare for emergencies

Drills like the one Friday at the Galveston Emergency Operation Center are designed to make sure that all systems are go. Khambrel Marshall reports.

Tropical disturbance in the southern Gulf of Mexico

Friday morning we are watching the tropical system that was over the Yucatan the day before as it emerges into the Bay of Campeche and southern Gulf of Mexico.

Caribbean disturbance now over the Yucatan, TS Erin forms in Atlantic

The tropical disturbance we have been following this week has moved over the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico and Belize without developing any further.

Caribbean disturbance better organized now

The tropical wave has reached the warm waters of the northwest Caribbean Sea and has entered a more favorable environment for developing into a depression or tropical storm.

Watching activity in the Caribbean

Hurricane expert Bill Read is following a rather disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea that could develop into a bigger storm later this week.

BLOG: Above normal hurricane season, so far

NOAA issued an update Thursday for their seasonal forecast, showing a small reduction in the high end of their forecast.

As peak of hurricane season nears, are you prepared?

As we approach the peak of hurricane season, city and county leaders want everyone to be prepared.

WATCH Local 2's Hurricane Survival Guide special

Watch the 2013 KPRC Hurricane Survival Guide special.

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Significance of "surprise" hurricane of 1943

The anniversary of the surprise storm of 1943 shows us the importance of hurricane forecasting and informing the public anytime there's action in the Gulf of Mexico.

Significance of "surprise" hurricane of 1943

Significance of "surprise" hurricane of 1943

The anniversary of the surprise storm of 1943 shows us the importance of hurricane forecasting and informing the public anytime there's action in the Gulf of Mexico. Mary Lee reports.

Emergency responders take part in hurricane drill

A hurricane exercise was held Wednesday in southeast Texas to help emergency responders prepare for the next big storm.

Emergency responders take part in hurricane exercise

July 24, 2013: A hurricane exercise is underway in west Houston as emergency responders prepare for the next big storm. Courtney Gilmore reports.

Regional officials gather for hurricane season briefing

Regional officials gather for hurricane season briefing

More than 150 regional leaders gathered Monday morning at Reliant Center to discuss how to work together during this hurricane season.

Regional officials gather for hurricane season briefing

Regional officials gather for hurricane season briefing

More than 150 regional leaders gathered Monday morning at Reliant Center to discuss how to work together during this hurricane season. Frank Billingsley reports.

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July tropical trouble often begins in Gulf of Mexico

KPRC hurricane expert Bill Read talks about the Gulf being a hot spot for hurricane formation in July, and takes us back to the 1940s and surprise storm that rocked Houston during World War II.

Tropical Storm Barry forms off Mexican coast

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Barry has formed off the southeastern Mexican coast.

BLOG: Future of Tropical Depression #2 uncertain

Tropical Depression 2 formed Monday just off the coast of Belize then moved inland overnight.

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Are recent early-season storms like Tropical Storm Andrea normal, or a disturbing trend?

Tropical storm Andrea formed early in the 2013 hurricane season.  In recent years, tropical development in May and June has been frequent.  Is this trend climatologically typical or something we should be concerned about?

Get the FREE KPRC Local 2 Hurricane Tracker app

Frank Billingsley explains the new, free KPRC Local 2 Hurricane Tracker app!

Prepping for hurricane season

May 31, 2013: Local officials are preparing to safeguard families during this hurricane season. Courtney Gilmore reports. 

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Prepping for hurricane season

May 31, 2013: Hurricane season is near, and officials are gearing up in preparation for what's predicted to be an active year.

Preparing for hurricane season

Hurricane season is near, and crews at CenterPoint Energy are working hard to keep you safe.

Galveston County officials conduct hurricane drill

As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, Galveston County emergency officials are taking part in a full-scale hurricane exercise on Wednesday and Thursday.

Operation Storm Ready underway in Galveston

May 29, 2013: Officials in Galveston are preparing for hurricane season by taking part in a full-scale drill. Mary Lee reports.

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Hurricane forecast: Another busy Atlantic season

Get ready for another busy hurricane season, maybe unusually wild, federal forecasters say.

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NOAA: Busy Atlantic hurricane season

May 23, 2013: Forecasters are predicting a busy Atlantic hurricane season. Local 2 Meteorologist Frank Billingsley explains.

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Families prepare early for hurricane season

Families gear up for 2013 hurricane season with first ever May Day Houston event

App can help you prepare for severe weather

Weather experts and federal and state officials are working to be sure everyone is ready for hurricane season. There's an app that will help you stay safe and prepare for adverse weather.

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Bill Read's blog: Lessons from Isaac, Sandy

Every hurricane, no matter where it hits, teaches us lessons. Hurricanes Issac and Sandy will help federal and state officials, along with weather experts, be more prepared for the upcoming hurricane season.

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Bill Read's blog: Importance of studying hurricane history

Several workshops during day one of the National Hurricane Conference illustrated the importance of knowing the historical impacts of hurricanes in your area. 

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Hurricane conference teaches lessons from last season

State and local officials and weather experts are getting together to talk about the lessons learned from hurricanes Isaac and Sandy

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Photos capture Sandy's fury

Millions along the East Coast awoke Tuesday without power or mass transit as Superstorm Sandy marched slowly inland.

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Bill Read's Blog: Sandy, the day after

What was Sandy is now a sizeable winter storm centered over Pennsylvania.

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CenterPoint crews head east to restore power

CenterPoint Energy crews head to the east coast to help restore power to customers affected by hurricane Sandy.

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Bill Read's Blog: Sandy moving into the Mid-Atlantic states

The center of Hurricane Sandy is beginning its anticipated turn to the northwest towards New Jersey.

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Bill Read's Blog: Unprecedented Sandy poised to strike East Coast

Hurricane Sandy is headed toward the United States' east coast, and the millions of people in her path could be without power for days after she strikes.

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Bill Read's Blog: Sandy heads toward NE

Hurricane Sandy will leave the Bahamas today and will begin a northeast track parallel to the southeast U.S. coast through Sunday.

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Bill Read's Blog: Bahamas to feel Sandy's brunt

Hurricane Sandy crossed eastern Cuba overnight and emerged intact into the warm waters of the southern Bahamas.

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Bill Read's Blog: Sandy becomes hurricane

Hurricane Sandy nears the coast of Jamaica packing 80 mph winds.

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Bill Read's Blog: Sandy to bring life-threatening flooding, mudslides

Tropical Storm Sandy is slowly becoming better organized while starting to move slowly toward the north in the central Caribbean Sea.

Tropical Storm Sandy, T.D. 19 form

Tropical Storm Sandy and tropical Depression 19 form in the Atlantic.

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Bill Read's Blog: T.D. 18 forecast to become Tropical Storm Sandy

The disturbance in the central Caribbean Sea continues to become better organized and the National Hurricane Center has upgraded it to Tropical Depression 18.

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TS Rafael becomes Hurricane Rafael

The ninth hurricane of the 2012 season forms, but it's not going to be a threat to the United States.

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Bill Read's Blog: Rare Tropical Cyclone in Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Anais is estimated to have a maximum wind of 115 mph as of early this morning.

Galveston County receives 'storm ready' certification

Galveston County is officially certified as "storm ready."

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October hurricanes are historically deadly

We are entering the end of the active period of the Atlantic Hurricane season. 

Tropical Storm Patty forms in Atlantic

A new tropical storm is churning in the Atlantic.

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Tropical depression forms in Atlantic

The fifteenth tropical depression of the year has formed, and it's expected to become a tropical storm soon.

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Blizzards will soon have names

Decades after hurricanes first got formal names, some blizzards in the United States will be named this winter.

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Bill Read's Blog: Tropical weather this weekend?

Frank and Anthony have been keeping you posted this past week on the upcoming rain for this weekend. While the storm system that is bringing us this washout is not a tropical storm, the rain we get will seem like one.

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NASA using drones to spy on hurricanes

There is a new tool being used to fly into the eye of a storm. NASA is now using drone planes to fly into hurricanes.

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Bill Read's Blog: Super Typhoon Sanba

Super Typhoon Sanba was estimated to have maximum winds of 170 mph and is generating wave heights of up to 60 feet!

Galveston thrives 4 years after Hurricane Ike

Four years after Hurricane Ike slammed the gulf coast, Galveston officials say the island is doing better than it ever has.

Hurricane Ike and the 1900 storm

Hurricane Ike came ashore four years ago. Another powerful storm hit Galveston 112 years ago, and it had a lot in common with Hurricane Ike.

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Bill Read's Blog: Hurricanes and Canada

Tropical Storm Leslie made landfall today over Newfoundland, Canada. 

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Sept. 10: Average peak of hurricane season

September 10th is the statistical peak day for hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin. We have already had 13 named storms this season.

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Bill Read's Blog: Area of low pressure in the Gulf

The area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans normally would be cause of concern for those of us on the upper Texas coast.

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Bill Read's Blog: What if Hurricane Michael were in Gulf?

Michael increases 65 mph in the Atlantic. What if it were a storm in the Gulf?

Leslie strengthens into hurricane

Tropical Storm Leslie strengthens into Hurricane Leslie.

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Bill Read's Blog: Tropics are busy today

A small low-pressure system in the Gulf could become tropical depression soon.

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Tropical Storm Michael forms

Tropical Storm Michael forms in the eastern Atlantic, but it's no threat to land.

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Bill Read's Blog: What do T.S. Leslie, 'The Tempest' have in common?

As of this morning, Tropical Storm Leslie is forecast to move very slowly towards Bermuda while intensifying to a hurricane. While Bermuda is no stranger to hurricanes, one moving this slowly into the mid latitudes is rather rare.

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Flooding, power outages persist after Isaac

Days after Isaac hammered Louisiana and Mississippi with winds and rain, much of a parish southeast of New Orleans was still flooded and thousand were without power. See pictures from Isaac.

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Tropical Depression No. 13 forms

There's another tropical depression in the Atlantic, but there's no need to worry about it coming to Texas.

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More Photos: Isaac's damage, landfall

Hurricane Isaac leaves a trail of destruction and flooding, nearly a week after slamming ashore in Louisiana and Mississippi

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Weakening dam forces evacuations in Louisiana

A dam that was damaged by Hurricane Isaac and is in danger of breaking forced the evacuations of thousands of Louisiana residents.

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Residents worry about possible flooding along Tangipahoa River

Aug. 31, 2012: People who live along the Tangipahoa River are waiting to see if a dam will hold or break and flood their homes. Robert Arnold reports.

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Mitt Romney visits areas devastated by Hurricane Isaac

Aug. 31, 2012: Presidential candidate Mitt Romney tours damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. Phil Archer reports.

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Bill Read's Blog: Devastating "I" storms

Have you noticed over the past decade how many of the “I” named storms have been headline producers?  Well, you are right, they have.  

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Louisiana Families Stuck In Houston

Louisiana evacuees are seeking shelter in the Houston area.

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Robert Arnold helps rescue animals stranded in floodwaters

Aug. 30, 2012: A KPRC Local 2 crew surveying the damage in Plaquemines Parish helps two ranchers rescue their cattle and dog. Robert Arnold reports.

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Weakening Isaac hovers over water-logged Louisiana

Isaac hovers over Louisiana for a third day, shedding more than a foot of additional rain that forces authorities to hurriedly evacuate areas ahead of the storm and rescue hundreds of people who could not escape as the rapidly rising waters swallowed entire neighborhoods.

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Animals hit hard by flooding in Plaquemines Parish

Residents in Plaquemines Parish have been some of the hardest hit by Hurricane Isaac. Pets and livestock are also battling floodwaters.

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Local 2 crew helps rescue cattle in floodwaters

Aug. 30, 2012: Residents in Plaquemines Parish have been some of the hardest hit by Hurricane Isaac. Pets and livestock are also battling floodwaters. Robert Arnold reports.

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Tropical Storm Leslie forms in Atlantic

There is another tropical storm in the Atlantic.

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Thousands rescued in St. John the Baptist Parish after Isaac

Aug. 30, 2012: Louisiana sends scores of buses and dozens of high-water vehicles to help evacuate about 3,500 people from St. John the Baptist Parish after Tropical Storm Isaac pushed water from lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas into parts of LaPlace. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

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Mississippi homes destroyed by Isaac

Aug. 30, 2012: Homes in Mississippi are destroyed by Hurricane Isaac. Mark Boyle reports.

Bill Read's Blog: What if Isaac Hit Houston

Bill Read's Blog: What if Isaac hit Houston?

After looking at the dramatic flooding occurring with Isaac, how would the Houston-area fare with an Isaac-like storm?

Hundreds lose homes to Isaac

Hundreds lose homes to Isaac

As Isaac makes its way through Louisiana, hundreds of people are grappling with the loss of their homes.

New Orleans Mayor: Curfew in effect

New Orleans Mayor: Curfew in effect

After a handful of people were caught looting, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has imposed a curfew warning looters will not be tolerated.

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New Orleans levees hold up as Isaac moves in

Hurricane Isaac moves into the New Orleans area and causes some flooding, but officials say the levees are holding up.

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Mary Lee flies with Hurricane Hunters

Mary Lee flew into the eye of Hurricane Isaac with the Hurricane Hunters. Find out what she saw and what the flight was like.

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What it's like to fly into a hurricane

Aug. 29, 2012: Mary Lee got the chance to fly into the eye of Hurricane Isaac. Check out what she saw and find out what that type of flight tells forecasters.

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Isaac causes damage in New Orleans

Aug. 29, 2012: Hurricane Isaac moves into the New Orleans area and causes some flooding and wind damage, but officials say the levees are holding up. Phil Archer reports.

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Plaquemines Parish residents rescued after Isaac causes flooding

Aug. 29, 2012: Some residents in Plaquemines Parish didn't evacuate before Hurricane Isaac came ashore. They ended up regretting that decision and had to be rescued. Robert Arnold reports.

Galveston officials decide on public housing

Just days away from their deadline, Galveston officials have come to an agreement on rebuilding public housing damaged by Hurricane Ike.

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Tropical Storm Kirk churns in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk forms over the central Atlantic, but officials say it is no threat to land.

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Anthony tracks Isaac at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Aug. 29, 2012: Anthony tracked Hurricane Isaac at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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Photos: Hurricane Hunters flight

The Hurricane Hunters fly to help track the intensity and location of Hurricane Isaac. KPRC Local 2 meteorologist Mary Lee was on board. Watch video.

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Isaac pounds New Orleans

Aug. 29, 2012: Hurricane Isaac pounds New Orleans with wind, rain. Joel Eisenbaum reports.

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Waveland, Miss., hit hard by Isaac

Aug. 29, 2012: Waveland, Miss., is hit hard by Hurricane Isaac. Mark Boyle reports.

Bill Read's Blog: Isaac is inland...now what?

Bill Read's Blog: Isaac's inland... now what?

The center of Hurricane Isaac has made a slow landfall over extreme southeast Louisiana, near Port Fourchon.

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Select Bourbon Street bars, restaurants stay open

Most bars and restaurants on Bourbon Street in New Orleans closed before Hurricane Isaac moved in, but not all of them.

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Mary Lee flies with Hurricane Hunters

Aug. 29, 2012: Mary Lee flies with the Hurricane Hunters as they track Hurricane Isaac.

Isaac pounds and tests New Orleans

Isaac pounds, tests New Orleans

Hurricane Isaac pounds the Crescent City with heavy rain and winds, causing street flooding and power outages.

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Baytown hotels full of Louisiana residents escaping Isaac

Aug. 28, 2012: Hurricane Isaac forced many people out of their homes as mandatory evacuations were put into place, but some others opted to leave on their own. Jennifer Bauer reports.

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New Orleans shelter sends dogs, cats to Houston

Dozens of shelter animals from New Orleans are brought to Houston to find new homes.

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United flights resume after network outage

United Airlines resumes flights after a network outage halted planes for hours.

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Isaac evacuees arrive in southeast Texas

Those who fled their homes before Hurricane Isaac makes landfall arrive in southeast Texas.

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Mary Lee flies with Hurricane Hunters

It's every weather geek's dream to fly into a storm. So, you can imagine my excitement to fly with the hurricane hunters this afternoon and evening.

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T.D. 11 forms in Atlantic

Tropical Depression 11 forms over the eastern Atlantic, but officials say it is no threat to land.

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AG: Look out for price gougers

Unfortunately, some people use storms as an excuse to charge ridiculously high prices for things like food, gas, and hotel lodging. It's called price gouging and consumers should beware.

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Bill Read's Blog: How long will Isaac last

Today is the beginning of the end game for Isaac. The effects of Isaac are already being felt this morning from as this large storm progresses steadily onshore on the northern Gulf coast. 

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Thousands leave New Orleans ahead of Isaac

Thousands of people are forced to evacuate low-lying parishes south of New Orleans as Tropical Storm Isaac nears.

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Bill Read's Blog: Isaac's end game

Tuesday is the beginning of the end game for Isaac.

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Cat 1 Hurricane Isaac strengthens near Gulf Coast

Reaching hurricane status, Isaac gains more strength as it bears down on New Orleans, offering one of the first tests for a stronger, more fortified levee system built after the catastrophic failures during Hurricane Katrina.

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Hurricane Hunters flying into Isaac

Ellington Field in Southeast Houston is host to several hurricane hunter crews who were evacuated from Mississippi where Isaac is expected to wreak havoc.

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Harris County keeps close eye on Isaac

Even though Tropical Storm Isaac is not expected to hit southeast Texas, Harris County emergency managers are keeping a close eye on the storm.

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Team Coverage: Isaac gains steam toward N.O.

Aug. 27, 2012: Tropical Storm Isaac gained steam as it churned toward New Orleans. Frank Billingsley tracks the storm and Robert Arnold reports from New Orleans.

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78 pct. of Gulf oil production stopped by storm

The U.S. government says 78 percent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.

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Sabine Pass worried about Isaac

Residents along the Louisiana-Texas border are worried that Isaac could make landfall in their part of the coast.

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Sabine Pass keeps eye on Isaac

Aug. 27, 2012: The Louisiana-Texas border is keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Isaac. Mark Boyle reports.

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PHOTOS: Isaac batters South Florida

South Florida feels the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Storm Stats

  • Name:Dolly
  • Lat/Long:22.0N, 97.0W
  • Max Winds:39KT
  • Speed:10KT
  • Pressure:1004MB

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