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Nightmare on Main Street: When natural disaster strikes home

On Aug. 23, 2005, the hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s -- the famed French Quarter watering hole -- were flying off the bar. Few in the Sportsman’s Paradise had noticed the formation of small tropical depression germinating in the warm Atlantic Ocean waters that summer. Everyone in the Big Easy was enjoying life and letting the bon ton roulette (the good times roll)...

Feds say 2016 hurricane season in Pacific will be average

HONOLULU (AP) — After a record-setting hurricane season fueled by El Nino in 2015, federal forecasters say the 2016 Pacific hurricane season will likely be only slightly above average as La Nina conditions take over. Officials with the National Weather Service’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Thursday there is about a 40 percent chance the […]

Our first (second) Atlantic Tropical Storm?

Thursday, May 26, mid day: Last year’s Atlantic Hurricane season was a bit odd, and produced a storm that happened days after the technical end of that year’s season. So, they put it in this year’s season. That was Hurricane Alex. Yesterday, the first important looking disturbance in the 2016 Hurricane season, which technically starts…

Atlantic Hurricane Names: 2016

With Hurricane Season starting in a few days, I thought I’d post a list of the names that will be used this year. Alex Bonnie Colin Danielle Earl Fiona Gaston Hermine Ian Julia Karl Lisa Matthew Nicole Otto Paula Richard Shary Tobias Virginie Walter Alex, of course, was already used as a name, since a…

Chances of holiday weekend tropical storm have increased, Southeast U.S. told to monitor

There's a 70 percent chance a tropical cyclone forms by Memorial Day, the Hurricane Center says.

NASA scientists explain the art of creating digital hurricanes

Every day, scientists at NASA work on creating better hurricanes - on a computer screen. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, a team of scientists spends its days incorporating millions of atmospheric observations,...Show More Summary

NHC says 50 percent chance of cyclone for low between Bermuda and Bahamas

(Reuters) - A low pressure area centered between Bermuda and the Bahamas has a 50 percent chance of developing into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

#TBT: Toyota Helps Another Food Bank

Back in 2013, I blogged about Toyota helping the NYC Food Bank… not helping as in giving money, but helping as in sharing their expertise with the Toyota Production System. My post: Video: Toyota Helps a NYC Food Bank & Hurricane Sandy Victims There was another post from 2010 where Toyota helped a food bank serve […]

Scientists explain the art of creating digital hurricanes

A team of scientists spends its days incorporating millions of atmospheric observations, sophisticated graphic tools and lines of computer code to create computer models simulating the weather and climate conditions responsible for hurricanes.

Univers-Sel: Salt Labyrinths Swirl Inside 13th Century French Castle

Gazing down at foamy-looking swirls of white on black from a niche in an ancient castle, you almost feel as if you’re an astronaut watching a hurricane form above the ocean on the distant Earth. These cellular arrangements form tentacular appendages of varying opacity, meeting in the center to create a vortex effect. They are, …

Early use of 'hurricane hunter' data improves hurricane intensity predictions

Data collected via airplane when a hurricane is developing can improve hurricane intensity predictions by up to 15 percent, according to researchers who have been working to put the new technique into practice.

Captain of El Faro sister ship: Master had solid storm plan

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The captain of the sunken freighter El Faro’s sister vessel says he believes the master of the doomed ship had a “solid plan” to deal with a hurricane that had sprung up quickly. Capt. Kevin Stith of the El Yunque testified Tuesday before a U.S. Coast Guard panel investigating the Oct. […]

Report: 77% Of L Train Riders Want Complete, 18 Month Shutdown

More than three quarters of commuters who live along the L train route would prefer a complete, 18 month suspension of service while the MTA does necessary repairs to the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube over a three-year partial shutdown, according to a survey conducted by the straphangers' advocacy group Riders Alliance. [ more › ]

Atlantic Hurricane Season Could be More Active

The Atlantic Ocean could be gearing up for an active hurricane season, meaning North American residents may want to pay attention. In recent years, single hurricanes

Theater Review: The Underworld on East 4th, In Hadestown

When the very first lyric of a sung-through show like Hadestown attempts to rhyme “flames” with “hurricanes,” you know you’re in for a crossover experience. And though I doubt that the songwriter Anaïs Mitchell did it deliberately, as if to signal “We’re not in Oklahoma! anymore,” it would have made ... More »

Basketball: Miami to host Rutgers in ACC/Big Ten challenge

Miami’s opponent for a marquee non-conference home game is — to be real, here — fairly underwhelming. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, the Hurricanes will host Rutgers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Rutgers? UM coach Jim Larranaga. Show More Summary

Judge axes home confinement for ex-cop in Katrina shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former police officer convicted in deadly shootings at a New Orleans bridge following Hurricane Katrina won’t be allowed to finish his prison sentence at home. A federal judge, in an order made public Monday, turned down the request by Anthony Villavaso, whose release date is less than three months away. […]

We’re in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane

The only "growth" we're experiencing are the financial cancers of systemic risk and financialization's soaring wealth/income inequality.The Keynesian gods have failed, and as a result we're in the eye of a global financial hurricane.The...Show More Summary

IBMVoice: Moving From Weather Forecasting To Problem Solving As Hurricane Season Begins

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. This year could be the most active in four years, with 14 named storms, eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes forecast during the coming season, according to The Weather Company, an IBM Business.

We're In The Eye Of A Global Financial Hurricane

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The only "growth" we're experiencing are the financial cancers of systemic risk and financialization's soaring wealth/income inequality. The Keynesian gods have failed, and as a result...Show More Summary

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