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2010-06-29 05:45:00

Tropical Storm Alex is forecast to reach hurricane strength on Tuesday as it moves further into the Gulf waters near southern Texas, bringing high winds and large waves that will likely hinder efforts to contain the BP oil spill. Alex had maximum sustained winds near 65 mph as of early Tuesday morning, and is projected to travel west and south of the spill.  However, the storm's outer wind field might push the oil farther inland and slow operations in the area. Coast Guard Admiral Thad...

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...

2008-10-12 12:00:11

By Kirsten Johnson Associated Press PUERTO SAN CARLOS, Mexico -- Hurricane Norbert swept across Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula on Saturday, tearing off roofs and forcing hundreds of people to flee flooded homes. It hit land near Puerto Charley on Baja's southwest coast as a Category 2 hurricane but weakened to Category 1 after emerging over the Gulf of California, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Norbert was expected to reach mainland Mexico sometime...

2008-09-05 00:00:12

U.S. forecasters called Hurricane Ike "extremely dangerous" as it tracked toward the Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. At 11 p.m. EDT Thursday, the storm was a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 135 mph, about 475 miles north-northeast of the Leeward Islands and about 755 miles east-northeast of Grand Turk Island, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. The storm was moving toward the west at about 14 mph and a turn toward the...

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2008-09-04 12:15:00

Tropical Storm Josephine lost some strength over the central Atlantic Ocean midday Thursday, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The 10th named storm of the Atlantic storm season was about 520 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands at 11 a.m., with sustained winds near 50 mph, the forecasters said. Josephine's winds extended 140 miles from the storm center. The system was moving west-northwest near 10 mph and that motion was forecast to continue for...

2008-09-04 09:00:03

Tropical Storm Josephine intensified overnight over the central Atlantic Ocean, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Thursday. The 10th named storm of the Atlantic storm season was about 465 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands at 5 a.m., with sustained winds near 60 mph, the forecasters said. Josephine's winds extended 105 miles from the storm center. The system was moving west-northwest near 10 mph and that motion was forecast to continue for two...

2008-09-02 21:00:11

By Will Weissert HAVANA - Gustav swelled into a fearsome Category 4 hurricane with winds of 145 mph on Saturday as Cuba raced to evacuate more than 240,000 people and Americans to the north clogged highways fleeing New Orleans. It could become a Category 5 storm over the Gulf of Mexico by today, with winds of 160 mph according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Gustav already has killed 81 people in the Caribbean and it was on a course for the Katrina-battered U.S. coast....

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2008-08-31 20:35:00

On Sunday, the U.S. Gulf Coast battled with Hurricane Gustav, but east of Florida, Tropical Storm Hanna churned in a complex climatic surrounding that made it impossible for researchers to forecast her next destination. According to researchers, Tropical Storm Hanna, the eighth tropical storm of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, could end up over Cuba or go as far north as South Carolina.  "Unfortunately there is still considerable uncertainty with the forecast," said Jamie Rhome of...

2008-07-14 15:00:06

The center of Tropical Storm Bertha passed Bermuda Monday afternoon, moving to the north with 65 mph winds that were lashing rain, U.S. forecasters said. At 2 p.m., Bertha was moving north near 7 mph and was centered about 40 miles east-northeast of the island, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. Although the center of Bertha is now edging away from Bermuda, strong winds in a rain band to the southwest of the center have yet to clear the island, the report said....