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2011-06-03 08:30:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of South Carolina's Office of News and Internal Communications has compiled a list of faculty experts, many of whom conducted research along the Southeast coast and Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, for reporters who are covering hurricane, environmental and weather-related stories. To arrange interviews, call 803-777-5400 and ask for the media relations contact listed with each entry. Preparedness and policy Dr....

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2011-06-01 13:54:09

Hurricane season starts today, June 1, in the Atlantic Ocean and the tropics are paying attention to the calendar. The GOES-13 satellite has been capturing images of a low pressure area that formed off the North Carolina coast yesterday and is now located off of the northeastern Florida coast. The low pressure area, also known as System 93L appears somewhat elongated, almost rounded area of clouds on the satellite imagery today, stretching from southwest to northeast. The Geostationary...

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2011-06-01 11:30:00

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Atlantic hurricane season will feature 12 to 18 tropical storms, of which six to 10 could become hurricanes. NOAA said between three and six major hurricanes of Category 3 intensity or higher will take place during the season, which officially begins June 1 and November 30. According to NOAA, the historical average of the season is 11 tropical storms and six hurricanes, including two major Category 3 hurricanes...

2011-05-23 14:35:50

How well a family recovers from a natural catastrophe may be tied to the household's pre-disaster make up and socio-economic status. In a recent study, Dr. Michael Rendall of the RAND Corporation compared the number of households in New Orleans, LA that broke up following Hurricane Katrina to the national rate of household break-ups over an equivalent period. An estimated 1.3 million people fled the Gulf Coast during that emergency in 2005 "“ the largest urban evacuation America has...

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2011-05-15 07:29:34

The National Hurricane Center reported Friday that recent natural disasters and the record number of tornadoes that hit the southeastern United States should not be an indicator that the upcoming hurricane season will be any more severe than usual.Bill Read, director of the center, said it was understandable that people might connect the deadly tornadoes and devastating floods this spring with an unusually severe hurricane season, but "I really don't think there's any way you can correlate"...

2011-04-29 13:28:00

Gulf Coast Fund Provides Emergency Grants for Immediate Support; Community Leaders Mobilize on Scene to Coordinate Recovery Efforts NEW ORLEANS, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health (http://www.gulfcoastfund.org), a community-led philanthropy in the Gulf Coast, has partnered with the Black Belt Community Foundation (http://www.blackbeltfound.org) in Selma, Alabama, to provide emergency grants to assist some of the...

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2011-04-27 10:30:00

Weather Services International (WSI) predicts 15 named storms this season, with 8 becoming hurricanes and at least 4 of them a category 3 or greater in strength on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale. Major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or more pose the greatest risk to gas and oil platforms. These powerful storms are able to uproot trees, crush poorly built houses and cause widespread power outages, according to the National Hurricane Center. A leading private forecaster says that...

2011-04-21 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) In the Hurricane's Path 36.8...

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2011-04-21 08:48:14

Hurricane season doesn't start in the Northern Atlantic Ocean until June 1, but a low pressure system doesn't seem to want to follow the calendar. There's a low pressure area with a small chance for development north-northeast of Puerto Rico, and the GOES-13 satellite captured a visible image of the storm. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a Special Tropical Weather Outlook on April 20 that noted the low pressure area was located about 460 miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico at...

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2011-04-07 06:20:00

U.S. weather forecasters predicted on Wednesday that last year's record hurricane season will be followed by another unusually busy one, with 16 named storms predicted this year. Colorado State University forecasters predict that nine of the named storms that will form in the Atlantic will develop into hurricanes. "We expect that anomalously warm tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures combined with neutral tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures will contribute to an active season,"...


Latest Atlantic hurricane season Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 18:43:58

Debbie formed in the warm waters of the Southeast Gulf and slowly moved northward. Debbie got picked up by the trough which was located to the North of it for a time which allowed it to make the initial turn towards Florida. Once it got near Florida, it got stuck in between the trough and ridge that was back to the west causing the storm to stall in one place or become stationary. This occurred just of the coast of Florida which resulted in a huge disaster for the state. Now Debbie has become...

The Post Storm Analysis Of Tropical Storm Beryl
2012-07-10 18:26:09

Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2012, began in advance of the actually start of the season. On the evening of May 25, 2012 Beryl started out as an area of Low pressure off the Southeast Coast with an estimated pressure near 1002mb. Beryl further moved southeastward towards the Florida coast near Jacksonville. Beryl also intensified into a Tropical Storm with winds near 70mph prior to making landfall. In the overnight hours of May 28 just after...

The Loop Ocean Current
2012-07-10 18:20:32

When it comes to learning about the weather it is very important to understand about the oceans. The reason for this is that ocean currents can play a major role on not only weather but also the climate of a region. The current that we are looking at is called the Loop Current. If you look at the image above you can see that it’s situated just off the west coast of Florida and extends into the Gulf of Mexico. The Loop current is a warm current and this creates a warmer surrounding in...

Heavy Rain Batters The Gulf Coast From Louisiana To The Florida Panhandle
2012-07-10 17:50:51

GULF COAST UNITED STATES The weekend of June 8-10, 2012 was one of the wettest weekends in a very long time for this region. Thunderstorms and very heavy rain started in the middle of the afternoon on Friday and continued all the way through Sunday Night. An upper level feature began to slide through Eastern Texas towards the Gulf of Mexico and this interacted with a quasi-stationary front that was situated along the Northern Gulf Coast. The two features acted together to create a very...

Hurricane Features
2012-05-22 10:04:25

Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone. This region is highlighted by the potential for calm winds and also the fact that it’s possible to see the sun or moon during the night. It also gives people false sense that the storm may be done, when in fact it is only at the half way point. Location B: This region is known as feeder bands that outline the center of the storm. In this region you will see very strong winds and also tornadoes and heavy...

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