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Download Your Hurricane Tracking Chart & Checklist

Download your 2014 Hurricane Tracking chart so you can keep track of any storms that develop in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

You can also pick up a tracking chart at Mid-South Synergy, The Bank and Trust, and at the KBTX Media studios in Bryan.

When tropical cyclones develop be sure and watch News 3 daily for the latest information and coordinates. You can now watch News 3 Online, right here at!

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Hurricane Headlines

Mainland Helps Monitor Hawaii Quakes, Eruptions

Posted: 08/13/2014 - U.S. Geographical Service outposts in other states are helping monitor Hawaii's volcanoes and earthquakes while work is done to repair Tropical Storm Iselle's damage to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Hurricane Iselle Impact on Hawaii Election, Tourists, Transit

Posted: 08/07/2014 - Residents and tourists in Hawaii are bracing for two major storms swirling toward the island chain. Hurricane Iselle is expected to hit the Big Island on Thursday evening, canceling flights and shaking up the final days of campaigns before the state's primary election. Hurricane Julio is following in the Pacific, having strengthened into a Category 2 storm but forecast to pass just north of the islands sometime Sunday morning.

NOAA’s Updated Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Calls for an Increased Chance of a Below-Normal Season

Posted: 08/07/2014 - Forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center raised the likelihood for a below-normal season in today’s update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. The update predicts a 70 percent chance of a below-normal season, a 25 percent chance of a near-normal season and only a five percent chance of an above-normal season. The probabilities in the initial outlook issued on May 22 were 50 percent, 40 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

Forecasters Expect Slower Atlantic Storm Season

Posted: 08/07/2014 - Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation.

More Hurricane Headlines


Make plans early and stay tuned to KBTX News 3,, and local radio stations for storm updates.

Monitor storm reports and keep a log of hurricane conditions.

Remember evacuation routes can sometimes be closed up to 20 hours before landfall by gusty winds or flooding.


Be sure your radio has fresh batteries. A radio is a useful source of information in the event that electric power is unavailable.

Stock flashlights and batteries.

Fill your vehicle's gas tank as soon as a hurricane watch is posted, as fuel pumps will not work if electricity is out.

Store non-perishable, packaged foods which will not require preparation or cooking.

Keep clean, air-tight containers to store enough drinking water for everyone in your family (including pets) for several days.

Saffir-Simpson Scale

Category Winds
1 74-95
2 96-110
3 111-129
4 130-156
5 157+

2014 Atlantic Storm Names


NOAA Hurricane Outlook

Named Storms: 8-13
Hurricanes: 3-6
Major Hurricanes: 1-2
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