Florence fast facts: At least 12 deaths from the storm have been confirmed. Swansboro, N.C. has now received more than 30 inches of rain; several other have received more than 20 inches Tropical Storm Florence is causing flash flooding and major river flooding over a "significant portion" of North and South Carolina, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Life-threatening, catastrophic flash floods and prolonged significant river flooding are possible in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and the southern to central Appalachias to western North Carolina to west-central Virginia and far-eastern West Virginia into early next week, the National Weather Service said. Landslides are also possible in the higher terrain of the southern and central Appalachias across western North Carolina into southwestern Virginia as Florence moves inland. Water levels along the North and South Carolina coasts are gradually receding as of Saturday night, the National Hurricane Center said. Nearly … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Florence: Worst flooding is yet to come in some areas, hurricane center warns
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HURRICANE Florence has now made landfall in the United States and its 90 mph winds have battered the state of North Carolina. As the storm continues to cause havoc, we take a look at the organisation tasked with tracking hurricanes including by sending planes into the heart of storms. What is the National Hurricane Center? The National Hurricane Center is part of the United States Weather Service responsible for tracking and predicting weather systems in the northeast Pacific and northern Atlantic oceans. The NHC began life as the National Hurricane Information Center , which was set up in 1956, and acquired its current name in 1965. Where is it located? The National Hurricane Center shares a building with the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida Weather Forecast Office on the campus of Florida International University in Miami. The location is apt as Florida experiences more hurricanes than any other state and since 1851 there have only 18 years when it hasn’t been hit … [Read more...] about What is the National Hurricane Center, where is it located and what does it do?
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The National Hurricane Center is giving a tropical wave in the southern Caribbean a low, 20-percent chance for development over the next five days.That means there's an 80 percent chance it won't develop. Even if it doesn't develop, the wave will bring a lot of tropical moisture into the area this weekend. We could have two to four days with heavy rain storms around with street flooding a possibility. This heavy rain threat probably won't materialize until Father's Day and beyond.Please follow the weather on ABC13.com throughout the week for more updates. … [Read more...] about Daily Tropical Update: National Hurricane Center says Caribbean wave has low chance of development
There's a 90 percent chance a subtropical or tropical cyclone will form in the central or eastern Gulf of Mexico this weekend, the National Hurricane Center said. The main threat for Florida is heavy rainfall, tornadoes and rip currents, the National Hurricane Center said. The National Hurricane Center reports that the tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula is gradually becoming better defined and now has a higher chance of development, CBS Miami reports. After devastating 2017, NOAA releases new hurricane season forecast Whether or not the disturbance develops into something more, South Florida will likely see a lot of rain and wind over the next few days. Because this broad surface low-pressure system is battling some high wind shear and interacting with land, most of the convection associated with this system is to the east of the center. As this disturbance lifts to the north into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, and environmental conditions become more favorable … [Read more...] about Tropical cyclone possible in Gulf of Mexico this weekend, National Hurricane Center says
A weak low in the northwestern Caribbean Sea has formed and has a medium chance of developing into a tropical system over the next five days. In the short term, the National Hurricane Center cites a zero chance for development as the environment remains prohibitive. 5/21: 745PM There is a 40% chance of tropical development in the next 5 days in the Gulf of Mexico. Heavy rainfall is possible late this week into Memorial Day weekend #Flwxpic.twitter.com/QEKlwXPDU0 — NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) May 21, 2018 The NHC is posting a 40 percent chance for development in the Gulf this weekend. The model spread is too wide and the environment too hostile right now to pin anything down on what might happen this weekend. However, regardless of development or not, the rainy forecast for South Florida will hold well into Memorial Day weekend - with some locations possibly expecting as much as four inches of rain between Thursday and Sunday and other areas maybe getting even more. Get the … [Read more...] about Forecast Remains Wet for South Florida as Hurricane Center Monitors the Gulf