An annual conference on preparing for hurricanes is underway in Austin and along with discussing strategy for the storms, the conference also presented a special award to KPRC 2’s hurricane expert Bill Read.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.