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Geography in the News: Storm Surge Threats

Storm surges are the most damaging of all tropical storm dynamics. What causes them and why they are such threats are explained in this article, particularly with the examples of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina.

A Timeline of Hurricane Sandy’s Path of Destruction

  Hurricane Sandy will be remembered as a raging freak of nature that became one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history. Here is a timeline from Sandy’s birth deep in the Caribbean Sea to its dissipation over Pennsylvania nine days later. October 22 A tropical depression forms in the southern Caribbean Sea off…

Hurricane Sandy Could Be One of Most Destructive Storms in Many Years

As Hurricane Sandy moves from the Bahamas into the Atlantic Ocean, unusual weather conditions in the upper atmosphere could turn the storm toward major U.S cities and make it one of the most destructive hurricanes to strike the U.S. East Coast in many years. Sandy is expected to stay well offshore for the next two days as…

Forecasters Think At Least 2 Major Hurricanes Could Form Before Season’s End

Forecasters at Colorado State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration think at least two major hurricanes with winds exceeding 110 mph (about 177 kph) will form in the Atlantic Basin — which includes the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean — before the 2012 hurricane season ends. The updated CSU…

Debby’s Downpour Drenching Florida

Tropical Storm Debby, expected to come ashore later today on Florida’s Gulf Coast, has dumped more than two feet of rain in some places and caused flooding south of Tallahassee, Florida as it has meandered slowly along the Florida Panhandle. The snail’s-pace movement of the storm at about 3 mph since Sunday has allowed Debby to drench…

Uncertainty about Tropical Storm Debby’s Path Causing Worries on Gulf Coast

Hurricane forecasters are warning of tropical storm-force winds of at least 35 mph (56 kph) by late Monday from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, but caution that Tropical Storm Debby’s path is very uncertain as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico toward a likely landfall somewhere on the Gulf Coast later this week. That…

13 Named Storms, 2 Major Hurricanes Predicted for Summer of 2012

Despite two unusual tropical storms forming in May, forecasters at Colorado State University think only two major hurricanes could form in the Atlantic Basin during a tropical storm season that isn’t expected to be as active as recent summers. In their forecast released earlier today, CSU forecasters Phil Klotzbach and William Gray predicted that 13 named…