Storms and Hurricanes

Severe storms, particularly along the East and Gulf coasts and Florida, can disrupt and damage marinas, marine industry factories and other facilities. Trade Only follows threatening weather and the damage it causes.

Forecasters: Above-average hurricane season coming Hurricane Center meteorologists are predicting a more active 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, with above-normal threats to the U.S. coastline. “This year has the chance to be an extreme season,” forecaster Joe Bastardi said in a statement. “It is certainly much more like 2008 than 2009 as far as the overall threat to the United…more

Study: Warming to intensify tropical cyclones

Although global warming could cause a drop in the number of tropical cyclones, the storms that do form probably will be more intense, according to a study in the journal Nature Geoscience. The study’s authors, led by Thomas Knutson of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J., base their findings on an analysis of…more

Reports sees above-average 2010 hurricane season

In the wake of a quiet 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, some meteorologists are predicting an above-average number of Atlantic hurricanes for the 2010 season. In the annual early extended-range hurricane forecast issued by Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project, meteorologists Philip Klotzbach and William Gray predict 11-16 named storms will develop, six to eight of…more

Quiet hurricane season comes to an end

The Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends today, produced nine named storms, including three hurricanes, during the six-month period that began June 1. Of the three hurricanes, two were considered major, with winds of more than 110 mph. The first named storm of the season – Tropical Storm Ana – didn’t form until mid-August, nearly…more

Tropical Storm Ida heads toward U.S.

A tropical storm warning is in effect from Grand Isle, La. eastward to the Aucilla River in Florida, in advance of Tropical Storm Ida, the National Hurricane Center reports. The warning area includes New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain. Ida, which was a Category One hurricane, weakened to a tropical storm this morning. The storm, with…more

Weather Channel founder Frank Batten Sr. remembered

Frank Batten Sr., founder and chairman of Landmark Communications, one of the country’s largest privately held media companies, died Thursday in Norfolk, Va. He was 82. Batten, an avid sailor, was a publishing magnate and visionary who launched The Weather Channel, among many other accomplishments. His Norfolk-based Landmark Media Enterprises – successor to Landmark Communications…more

Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic

Another hurricane has formed in the Atlantic, bringing to six the number of named storms so far this season. Hurricane Fred is growing rapidly in the far eastern tropical Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center reports. The storm is located about 500 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde islands. Fred is moving toward the west-northwest…more

Tropical storm inches up East Coast

Tropical Storm Danny, located this morning about 355 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., is expected to stay offshore as it moves north up the East Coast this weekend. The center of Danny is expected to pass offshore of North Carolina’s Outer Banks early Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center. As of this morning,…more

Storm brewing east of Bahamas

The fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed this morning east of the Bahamas. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Danny has maximum sustained winds of nearly 45 miles per hour. The storm is located about 445 miles east of Nassau, Bahamas and about 775 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.…more

Two die on East Coast during Hurricane Bill

Hurricane Bill has been downgraded to a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds nearing 70 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has been blamed for the deaths of at least two people in the U.S., according to news reports. A 7-year-old girl died in Maine after she and more than…more

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