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2008-10-16 08:25:00

Omar, a Category 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds, raced across the Caribbean early Thursday, endangering the Northern Leeward Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands. At 1 a.m. AST, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Omar also was threatening the islands of Vieques and Culebra and hurricane warnings also were in effect for St. Martin/Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, the British Virgin Islands and Anguilkla. Other Caribbean locales were under hurricane watches and tropical storm...

2008-10-15 12:00:13

Hurricane warnings were posted Wednesday for several islands in the Eastern Caribbean Sea as Hurricane Omar strengthened, U.S. forecasters said. A hurricane warning was in effect for St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis and the islands of Vieques and Culebra. A hurricane watch remained in effect for Puerto Rico, and forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said that would likely be upgraded to...

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2008-10-15 09:15:00

Hurricane warnings were posted Wednesday for several islands in the Eastern Caribbean Sea as Hurricane Omar gathered strength, U.S. forecasters said. A hurricane warning was in effect for St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis and the islands of Vieques and Culebra. A hurricane watch remained in effect for Puerto Rico, and forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said that would likely be upgraded...

2006-08-04 07:15:58

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris was downgraded to a tropical depression as it lost steam en route to Cuba on Friday but forecasters said there was a chance it could regenerate. At 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), Chris' center was about 20 miles south of Grand Turk Island, the capital island of the Turks and Caicos chain, and was moving west at about 13 miles per hour(21 km per hour), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Its maximum sustained winds had dropped to 35 mph (56 kph),...

2006-08-04 01:06:09

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris retained its strength as it headed west toward Cuba on Friday, prompting authorities to post storm warnings -- meaning severe weather was expected within 24 hours -- for the Turks and Caicos islands and the southeastern Bahamas. Forecasters had thought Chris would fizzle into a tropical depression before nearing U.S. oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, but they said the storm's maximum sustained winds remained near 40 mph (65 kph) and little...

2006-08-03 23:31:19

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris retained its strength as it headed west toward Cuba on Thursday, prompting authorities to post storm warnings -- meaning severe weather was expected within 24 hours -- for the Turks and Caicos islands and the southeastern Bahamas. Forecasters had thought Chris would fizzle into a tropical depression before nearing U.S. oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, but they said the storm's maximum sustained winds remained near 40 mph (65...

2006-08-03 07:40:13

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris weakened on Thursday on a path toward toward Cuba and forecasters no longer expected it to become the season's first hurricane as it headed west toward the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. oil facilities. Strong winds in the upper atmosphere sheared off the top of the storm, robbing Chris of much of its punch, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. "Chris is becoming disorganized in a hurry," senior hurricane...

2006-08-03 04:08:25

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris weakened on Thursday and forecasters said they did not expect it to become the season's first hurricane as it headed west toward the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. oil facilities. At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT), Chris was about 135 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and heading west near 13 miles per hour (20 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. That track would bring it north of the Dominican Republic, Haiti...

2006-08-03 02:25:33

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris weakened on Thursday and forecasters said they did not expect it to become the season's first hurricane over the next several days as it headed west toward U.S. oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. At 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT), Chris was about 115 miles (185 km) north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and appeared to be heading west near 11 miles per hour (18 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. That...

2006-08-02 17:24:53

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris weakened on Wednesday but still threatened to become the first hurricane of 2006, aimed at U.S. oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico where monster storms like Katrina wreaked havoc last year, or hurricane magnet Florida. The Bahamas issued a hurricane watch for the Turks and Caicos islands and for the southeastern Bahamas, meaning hurricane conditions could be expected within 36 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center...


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