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Texas Hurricane Project

Posted: 06/04/2014 - A group of Southeast Texas government officials and business leaders has formed an alliance embracing construction of a nearly 60-mile-long barrier of covered concrete dunes and water gates along the upper Texas coastline to ease damage from hurricane storm surges.

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Study: People Fear Male-Named Hurricanes More

Updated: 06/02/2014 - Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study finds.

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Amanda Weakens in Pacific, Poses No Threat

Posted: 05/28/2014 - Amanda is weakening after being downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. It still poses no threat to land far off Mexico's Pacific coast.

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Scientists to Drop Research Drones into Hurricanes

Posted: 05/27/2014 - The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane's winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts — but it's nearly impossible for scientists to see.

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WMO Retires Ingrid and Manuel for Atlantic and Eastern North Pacific Basins

Updated: 04/10/2014 - The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) hurricane committee announced today it will no longer use the name Ingrid for future tropical storms or hurricanes in the Atlantic, and the name Manuel in the eastern North Pacific, because of the death and destruction both storms caused in Mexico in September 2013.

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Hurricane Raymond Nears Mexico's Shore

Updated: 10/22/2013 - Hurricane Raymond, the first major hurricane in the eastern Pacific season, continues to make its way closer and closer to southern Mexico's Pacific coast.

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Tropical Storm Lorenzo

Updated: 10/21/2013 - Tropical Storm Lorenzo, the 12th tropical storm of the season, forms in the Atlantic.

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Gulf Disturbance Set to Become Next Tropical System

Updated: 09/19/2013 - A disturbance sitting in the Far, Southern Gulf of Mexico Wednesday evening is slated to become the next tropical system to spawn in the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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NOAA, Government & Academia Partners Deploy Underwater Robots to Improve Hurricane Science

Posted: 09/11/2013 - A fleet of underwater robots is descending into waters off the east coast to collect data that could help improve storm intensity forecasts during future hurricane seasons. Several regions of the NOAA-led U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) are partnering to deploy 12 to 16 autonomous underwater robotic vehicles, also known as gliders, from Nova Scotia to Georgia.

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Tropical Storms Stir Up Trouble for Coral Reefs

Posted: 09/10/2013 - As if tropical storms didn't get enough of a bad press, it now seems they can ramp up ocean acidification, putting the world's coral reefs under even greater pressure.

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Hurricane Humberto

Updated: 09/11/2013 - As of 5am Wednesday morning, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Storm Humberto to Hurricane Humberto. Humberto is the first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic season.

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NOAA Invests $1.3 Million with University and Federal Researchers for Hurricane Forecasting Advances

Updated: 09/06/2013 - NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality has funded seven multi-year proposals totaling $1.3 million this year for university partners and federal scientists to more rapidly and smoothly transfer new technology, research results, and observational advances through NOAA’s Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) to operational hurricane forecasting.

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Gabrielle is Downgraded to a Tropical Depression

Updated: 09/05/2013 - Tropical Depression SEVEN officially formed south of Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon. As of Wednesday night, 10pm, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the system to Tropical Storm Gabrielle.

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Fernand Weakens to Depression

Posted: 08/26/2013 - Fernand has weakened to a tropical depression, but it is still bringing heavy rains to eastern Mexico.

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Tropical Storm Fernand

Updated: 08/26/2013 - Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to weaken to a tropical depression later in the day as it brings heavy rains to eastern Mexico.

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NOAA: Atlantic Hurricane Season on Track to be Above-Normal

Posted: 08/19/2013 - NOAA issued its updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook today saying the season is shaping up to be above normal with the possibility that it could be very active. The season has already produced four named storms, with the peak of the season – mid-August through October – yet to come.

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