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In this photo from Aug. 13, 2004, fallen debris lies atop a carport and a parked car along Estero Boulevard caused by Hurricane Charley’s strong winds as it passed through Fort Myers Beach. Tampa, 100 miles northwest of Punta Gorda, was at the center of that storm’s cone. The National Weather Service hopes its new system of color bands will better inform people on the severity of winds that could affect their area.

Beyond the cone: Understanding hurricane forecasts

The National Weather Service is looking to paint a broader picture of tropical cyclone forecasts with specialized graphics that go beyond the cone of uncertainty.New threat-level maps that will be issued when a storm watch or warning is made will tell people in specific areas exactly what kind of force ...

Likelihood is no hurricanes will hit east coast, new study says

A new hurricane forecast for the 2016 storm season predicts near to above-normal activity, but says an East Coast landfall is unlikely. The new report from the Hurricane Genesis and Outlook Project (HUGO) at Coastal Carolina University, expects 13 named-storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes will develop this season, ...

Hurricane researcher, forecaster William Gray dies at 86

Legendary hurricane researcher William Gray died Saturday at his home in Fort Collins, Colo., just two days after the 2016 Atlantic Basin storm forecast was released. Gray, who was 86, began issuing seasonal forecasts in 1984 and passed down his work to former graduate student Phil Klotzbach. Klotzbach became the ...

Parking lots of the Jupiter West Plaza in Jupiter are filled with four to five inches of rain following the powerful storms on Friday, March 25, 2016. (Daniel Owen / The Palm Beach Post)

UPDATE: Parts of north county saw 6 inches of rain Friday, NWS says

Update, 10 p.m.: The flood watch for Palm Beach County has been canceled, the National Weather Service in Miami said. Update, 7:50 p.m.: Strong thunderstorms have produced up to 6 inches of rain in parts of northern Palm Beach County, the National Weather Service reports. The storms are expected to ...

As heavy rain pours just outside doors of grotto at Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola Church on Good Friday, March 25, 2016 , (l-r) Ana Rojas and her mother Berta Abreu spend a few moments in prayer just before taking part in a Living Stations of the Cross ceremony. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

Boca bails out after Thursday flooding; storms near Jupiter

Spring rains drenched northern Palm Beach County and southern Martin County on Friday, dropping an estimated 3 to 6 inches from North Palm Beach to Port Salerno less a day after another storm dumped nearly 6 inches on Boca Raton. Afternoon storms turned parking lots along Indiantown Road into wake ...

Slightly cooler with low rain chances forecast for today

Look for a partly sunny day today with milder conditions across Palm Beach County. The National Weather Service calls for highs in the upper 70s and a 20 percent chance of rain, primarily near the coast, along with east winds of 5-10 mph. Tonight, forecasters expect more clouds, with a ...

Mostly sunny, highs in mid 80s forecast today in Palm Beach County

Look for a near-repeat of Thursday’s weather to start today in Palm Beach County. The National Weather Service forecasts highs in the mid 80s with a mostly sunny sky and westerly winds of 5-10 mph that are expected to increase to 10-15 mph and switch to the northwest during the ...

The waterspouts appeared as severe weather tracked across the southeast Tuesday.

Triple waterspout caught on video in Louisiana

As El Nino continues over the winter months, another major storm system is tracking over the South. The setup produced what's referred to as a "particularly dangerous situation" by the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Rare 'super bloom' could sprout millions of flowers in Death Valley

A rare flower bloom could happen in one of the hottest places on Earth, where 2 inches of rain a year is common. >> Read more trending stories  Temperatures in Death Valley can exceed 120 degrees. If the valley, which spans across California and Nevada, gets a little more rain, it could ...

Panthers fans traveling to California could see wet weather

With nine days left until the big match-up between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, those fans leaving the Carolinas may run into some travel issues heading west. In the current El Nino pattern, similar to the Carolinas, California is typically wetter than average, and that’s exactly how their forecast ...

Weather extremes defined 2015

There was extreme weather for the Charlotte area in 2015.   At one point, Charlotte was considering mandatory water restrictions and at another time, the region faced fears of historic flooding.    In May, only 3/10 of an inch of rain fell, making it the third driest May ever in ...

A snow gun sits idle at the Mount Sunapee Ski resort, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Newbury, N.H. Unusually warm weather has ski areas closed with hopes of colder weather and snow soon. The Mount Sunapee Resort, which plans to resume operations Sunday, says it hasn't had one productive night of snowmaking since Nov. 30.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Warm winter leaves ski slopes bare

If you were dreaming of a white Christmas, you weren't alone — ski resorts were too.   Warm winters in the past have been bad for ski resorts, but this winter is causing some resorts east of Colorado to take particularly hard financial hits. (Video via WJW-TV) While some ski resorts are ...

Warm December means more money in your pocket

The unusual warm weather this December could come to a close by the end of the week. The warmth has come with a lot of perks. Meteorologist Christine Rapp found the warmth is saving people money.  This is the fifth warmest December on record in Charlotte.   There have been 13 ...

Mild weather returns: Partly sunny, high in low 80s

The last day of November in Palm Beach County is forecast to be picture perfect, with a high in the low 80s under partly sunny skies, the National Weather Service forecasts. The rain chance is just 20 percent.Winds from the east around 10-15 mph will drop to 5 mph in ...

NOAA&rsquo;s GOES-East satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Joaquin affecting the Bahamas on Oct. 1, 2015. Joqauin was the most powerful hurricane of the 2015 season with Category 4-strength winds. Credits: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

10-year record as hurricane season ends with no Florida landfalls

In the spring of 2015, the global atmospheric force El Nino began mustering a strength so formidable that one scientist likened it to Godzilla. The meteorological event, one of the most potent on record, raged through hurricane season to dissolve burgeoning storms with the efficiency of the campy monster’s atomic ...

NOAA&rsquo;s GOES-East satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Joaquin affecting the Bahamas on Oct. 1, 2015. Joqauin was the most powerful hurricane of the 2015 season with Category 4-strength winds. Credits: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

10-year record as hurricane season ends with no Florida landfalls

In the spring of 2015, the global atmospheric force El Nino began mustering a strength so formidable that one scientist likened it to Godzilla. The meteorological event, one of the most potent on record, raged through hurricane season to dissolve burgeoning storms with the efficiency of the campy monster’s atomic ...

FORECAST: Windy conditions expected for Thursday

Brighter outlook: The rain chance for Thursday looks to be confined to the mountains, with just some clouds arriving over the metro area. Windy conditions are expected for our area. Download the WSOC-TV weather app https://twitter.com/SUdelsonWSOC9/status/664562839948922880 Weekend plans: Conditions will remain dry through the weekend, but temps will dip. Lows will be ...

Record high temperatures expected today in PB County

The balmy weather contines today with a near-record high in the upper 80s forecast for Palm Beach County, according to the National Weather Service. The chance of rain is 50 percent, mainly in the afternoon. Winds from the northwest around 5-10 mph will become southwesterly in the afternoon, forecasters say. ...

Hurricane Kate forms in the Atlantic, north of Bermuda

Hurricane Kate has formed in the Atlantic north of Bermuda, becoming the fourth hurricane of the Atlantic season   The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday morning that Kate's maximum sustained winds were 75 mph. Forecasters expect Kate to maintain that strength over the next day or two ...

Steamy day in PB County; tropical depression may develop

Look for another sweltering day today to close the weekend in Palm Beach County. The National Weather Service is calling for highs in the upper 80s with high humidity, partly sunny skies and a 20 percent chance of showers. The wind is forecast to be from the southeast at 5-10 ...

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