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The 2015 Hurricane Season Starts Today

The 2015 Hurricane Season begins today with experts predicting a little over a dozen storms forming this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2015 hurricane outlook, released last week, predicts a 70% likelihood of 6 to 11 named storms, 3 to 6 hurricanes and zero to two major hurricanes.  An average Atlantic season as defined by the NOAA ...

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Weakest Atlantic Hurricane Season Since 1983

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has had fewer storms to this point of the year than any since 1983, with only five named storms. The last storm formed on September 11, and there are no signs of any new ones spinning off Africa’s west coast during what is supposed to be peak season, which runs from mid-August to late October. ...

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Last Month Was the Hottest August in Recorded History

Global temperatures in August climbed to their highest point in recorded history, according to new data released by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies on Monday. The data from NASA’s Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index shows global temperatures climbed 0.7 degrees Celsius above their average between 1951 and 1990, the highest recorded difference from the baseline since measurements began in 1880. ...

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Tropical Wave Located East of Jamaica

The Meteorological Service is reporting that a tropical wave is located just east of the island. The Met Service says the tropical wave is expected to move across the island today. As a result, it says most parishes will experience scattered showers and thunderstorms much of this afternoon. The Met Service has also issued a small craft warning for offshore ...

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Flash Flood Watch in Effect For Eastern & Central Parishes

The Meteorological (Met) Service has issued Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon. The watch remains in effect until 5:00 pm today, Saturday August 30. A Tropical Wave, which has been influencing weather across Jamaica, is now west of the island, the Met Service said ...

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Tropical Storm Cristobal Forms Near Bahamas

Tropical Storm Cristobal finally formed near the southern Bahamas early Sunday morning and is expected to strengthen, becoming a hurricane as it moves up the east coast of the US. As Cristobal continues to move northwards AccuWeather reports that “Cristobal will continue to spread torrential downpours, gusty squalls and rough surf from the Turks and Caicos islands to the southern ...

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Atlantic Storm Could Become a Tropical Depression

A low pressure system located 350 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is expected to become better organised over the next couple of days according to the 8 am National Hurricane Center (NHC) report. The tropical system, which is located at 15.0N 56.3W is moving northwest at 15 mph and the current movement is expected to carry the system over ...

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Hawaii All Clear As Tropical Storm Iselle Passes

Officials in Hawaii breathed a sigh of relief as one tropical system passed over the Big Island, causing limited damage, and a second system set its sights away from the island chain. “We dodged a bullet,” said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Just two days ago, the situation looked bleak. Two hurricanes were on the way — Iselle and Julio. Hawaii ...

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Tropical Storm Bertha Moving Away From South-Eastern Bahamas

The Meteorological (Met) service of Jamaica says that at 4:00 pm Sunday the centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was located near Latitude 23.3 degrees North and Longitude 73.2 degrees west. Bertha is moving toward the northwest at 30 km/h and a gradual turn toward the north-northwest is expected during the next 48 hours, the Met Service said. On the forecast ...

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Tropical Storm Bertha Expected to Reach The Northeastern Caribbean

Tropical Storm Bertha is expected to reach the northeastern Caribbean today as warnings remain in effect for Puerto Rico and nearby islands. On the forecast track, Bertha is expected to move away from Martinique into the northeastern Caribbean Sea during the next several hours, passing near Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today. It should then move near or over ...

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