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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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Tropical Storm Erin

Updated: 08/17/2013 - Erin, which formed off the Western coast of Africa on Thursday, is now once again a tropical storm.

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Hurricane Henreitte Forms in the Pacific

Updated: 08/06/2013 - Hurricane Henriette is strengthening some in the Pacific far from land. Meanwhile, farther west, Gil is still a tropical storm.

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NOAA’s National Weather Service More than Doubles Computing Capacity

Updated: 08/01/2013 - Whizzing through 213 trillion calculations per second, newly upgraded supercomputers of NOAA’s National Weather Service are now more than twice as fast in processing sophisticated computer models to provide more accurate forecasts further out in time. And as the hurricane season ramps up, forecasters will be armed with an enhanced hurricane model that will improve track and intensity forecasts.

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Tropical Storm Gil Swirls in Pacific

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Gil is getting better organized in the Pacific, far off the southern tip of California.

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Ex-Tropical Storm Dorian Showing Signs of Life?

Updated: 07/29/2013 - The National Hurricane Center is giving the remnants of Tropical Storm Dorian a 40% chance of redevelopment over the next 48 hours -- as of 10am Monday morning.

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Flossie: Hawaii Braces for Weakened Tropical Storm

Updated: 07/29/2013 - Residents and tourists across Hawaii are bracing for heavy rains and strong winds from Tropical Storm Flossie while the system weakens as it approaches the state.

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Flossie: Tropical Storm Warning in Parts of Hawaii

Posted: 07/28/2013 - Miami-based forecasters say Tropical Storm Flossie is moving westward across the central Pacific toward Hawaii, where a tropical storm warning has been issued for Hawaii and Maui counties.

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Dorian Now A Tropical Wave

Updated: 07/27/2013 - Dorian has now decreased in strength to where it is now considered a Tropical Wave.

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Chantal

Updated: 07/10/2013 - Tropical Storm Chantal formed on Sunday evening in the Central Tropical Atlantic.

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Tropical Depression Barry

Updated: 05/29/2014 - The second tropical storm of the season has formed in the Southern Gulf of Mexico.

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Tropical Depression Heads Toward Mexican Coast

Posted: 06/19/2013 - Forecasters say a tropical depression crossing Mexico's Bay of Campeche is expected to become a tropical storm before making landfall in that country's Gulf Coast state of Veracruz

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