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The 17th big Atlantic storm takes shape in busy season

The 17th storm large enough to earn its own name has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, making Tropical Storm Rina the latest in an already above-average hurricane season, forecasters said Tuesday.

Sentinel-1 sees through hurricanes

This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these vast storms. Imaging the top of hurricanes from space is nothing new, but the Sentinel-1 satellites can see right ...

Lessons learned, and some unheeded, after hurricanes

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season does not end until after Thanksgiving in late November, but it has already been a memorable one. Harvey wrought havoc on Texas in August. Irma, which notched records for size and power, ...

Irma lost some oomph over Cuba before its assault on Florida

Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. Irma's assault—so soon after Harvey's deluge of Houston—marked the ...

Hurricane records broken in 2017

Not even halfway into the 2017 hurricane season, and before Irma makes landfall in Florida, tropical mega-storms in the Atlantic basin have already broken several records, and challenged others, experts say.

Hurricane Harvey menaces Texas, Louisiana

A large swath of the US Gulf Coast hunkered down Thursday as Hurricane Harvey barreled towards Texas and Louisiana—an area that processes some seven million barrels of oil a day.

Franklin strengthens to hurricane in Mexico: NHC

Tropical storm Franklin strengthened to a category-one hurricane as it raged towards Mexico for a second assault on Wednesday, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Atlantic hurricane season could be 'extremely active': NOAA

The Atlantic Ocean now faces a higher likelihood of an "extremely active" hurricane season with more storms than previously predicted, US forecasters warned Wednesday, updating the previous outlook issued in May.

Potential Atlantic Ocean Tropical Cyclone 2 examined by NASA

NASA provided rainfall data and cloud height information to the forecasters monitoring the developing tropical cyclone 2 in the western Atlantic Ocean. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed ...

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