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Hurricane Willa slams Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Forecasters warn that even at Category 3, the major storm still has the potential to unleash deadly flooding and landslides

WILLA. Workers use tape to protect windows from Hurricane Willa, before its arrival in Mazatlan, Sinaloa state, Mexico on October 23, 2018. Photo by Rashide Frias/AFP

Mexico braces for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Willa now has maximum sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour, according to the US National Hurricane Center

Satellite image for Hurricane Willa as of 03:00 UTC (11 am Manila time) October 23, 2018. Image courtesy of NOAA

U.S. Gulf Coast begins cleanup after Nate proves weaker than expected

Oct 08, 2017 - 9:21 AM

(4th UPDATE) Hurricane Nate weakens rapidly overnight after making landfall twice as a Category One storm

BILOXI,MS-OCTOBER 7, 2017: The eye of Hurricane Nate pushes ashore at a category 1 storm in Biloxi, Mississippi October 7, 2017. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images/AFP

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:19 PM

(4th UPDATE) Maria could produce a 'dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves' that would raise water levels by 4 to 6 feet

Hurricane Maria grows on Irma's path

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:54 AM

(UPDATED) Storm warnings and watches go up in many of the Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma's destructive passage

Irma's deadly passage batters Caribbean, at least 12 dead

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Barreling across the Caribbean the rare Category Five Irma wielded monster winds and torrential rain wreaking destruction on tiny islands like St Martin before slamming into the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

DEVASTATED. A photo taken on September 7, 2017 shows damage in Orient Bay on the French Carribean island of Saint-Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma. Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Nicole heads toward Bermuda

Oct 13, 2016 - 11:58 AM

UPDATED US National Hurricane Center: On the forecast track the core of Nicole will pass over or near Bermuda on Thursday October 13

Second hurricane, Nicole, forms south of Bermuda – US monitor

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:49 AM

Nicole packs 130 kilometer per hour 80 mph winds and is set to strengthen slightly in the coming 24 hours triggering swell and rough conditions in Bermuda although no hurricane warning has been issued at this stage

HURRICANES. Image from the US National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Newton crashes into Mexico resort

Sep 07, 2016 - 12:24 AM

The powerful storm packs 145 kilometer 90 mile per hour winds as it makes landfall before dawn at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula

NEWTON,. This NASA-NOAA GOES West satellite photo taken 1500 UTC September 5, 2016 shows Tropical Storm Newton (now Hurricane Newton) off the western coast of Mexico. Photo by NASA-NOAA GOES Project/ AFP

Storm Lester becomes a hurricane in the Pacific – US monitor

Aug 27, 2016 - 1:00 PM

There are no coastal watches or warnings because Lester is moving west into the Pacific says the US National Hurricane Center

This NASA-NOAA GOES West satellite image shows Tropical Storm Lester in the Pacific Ocean off of Mexico on August 25, 2016 at 1445 UTC. The storm is heading towards the Pacific, and has strengthened into a hurricane on Friday. NOAA-NASA GOES Project / AFP

Tropical Storm Earl hits Mexico, maintains intensity

Aug 05, 2016 - 5:34 PM

After sweeping into the southern Mexican state of Tabasco around 7 pm 0000 GMT Friday Earl is expected to maintain strength

TROPICAL STORM EARL. A handout picture made available by the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala (CONRED) shows members of the national army emergency and rescue team (UHR) working at a fallen bridge damaged after strong rains hit the region, following the passage of Tropical Storm Earl, in Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala, August 4, 2016. Photo by CONRED/EPA

Patricia grows into major hurricane threatening Mexico

Oct 23, 2015 - 8:54 AM

The US National Hurricane Center says preparations should be rushed to completion as Patricia increases ominously from a category two to a category four storm in the 5 level Saffir Simpson scale

HURRICANE PATRICIA INCOMING. Waves break on the beach in Boca de Pascuales, Colima State, Mexico, on October 22, 2015. Photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP

Hurricane Gonzalo makes direct hit on Bermuda

Oct 18, 2014 - 2:35 PM

Thousands of terrified residents were plunged into the dark as Hurricane Gonzalo made a direct hit on Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on the Bahamas

Oct 16, 2014 - 8:16 AM

The hurricane center declares the storm a Category 3 on the five point Saffir Simpson scale meaning its high winds would wreak devastating damage if it touches land

On Oct. 15 at 11:15 a.m. EDT NOAA's GOES-East satellite saw Gonzalo had tightly wrapped bands of thunderstorms spiraling into the center of its circulation. Image Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Powerful Hurricane Odile lashes Mexico

Sep 14, 2014 - 4:40 PM

UPDATED The narrow Baja California peninsula is hit especially hard with mountainous areas in some western states expected to see up to 38 centimeters 15 inches of rain from the storm

This NOAA GOES-West image taken Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. EDT shows Tropical Depression 16E (left) is about 10 times smaller in comparison to Tropical Storm Odile (right). Image Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Hurricane Marie becomes powerful category 5 storm off Mexico

Aug 25, 2014 - 7:44 AM

6 Mexican states brace for heavy rain and dangerous waves

TROPICAL TRIO. Remnants of storm Lowell, Tropical Storm Karina, and Hurricane Marie are seen from space, 24 Aug 2014. NASA/NOAA's GOES Project

Hurricane Raymond threatens hard-hit Mexican coast

Oct 22, 2013 - 11:37 AM

The southwestern state of Guerrero pummeled by Tropical Storm Manuel in September closed schools shut down seaports and evacuated residents

Hurricane, tropical storm combine to kill 20 in Mexico

Sep 16, 2013 - 7:44 AM

Manuel made landfall on the Pacific side while Ingrid a category one hurricane was expected to reach the coast on the Gulf of Mexico on Monday

THREE SYSTEMS. A NASA satellite image taken September 15, 2013 shows three weather systems: (L-R) Tropical Storm Manuel, Hurricane Ingrid, and the remnants of storm Humberto. Image courtesy NASA

Hurricane Ingrid barrels toward Mexico: US forecasters

Sep 15, 2013 - 10:11 AM

Forecasters said Ingrid would likely dump 25 38 cm of rain over a large part of eastern Mexico which could result in flash floods and mudslides

INGRID. NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this visible image of then-Tropical Storm Ingrid at 11:55 a.m. EDT on Sept. 13. It has been upgraded into a hurricane. Image courtesy NASA GOES Project

Deadly Superstorm Sandy crashes into US East Coast

Oct 30, 2012 - 8:05 AM

UPDATED Authorities warned the threat to life and property was unprecedented and ordered hundreds of thousands of residents in cities and towns from New England to North Carolina to evacuate their homes and seek shelter

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Sandy battering the U.S. East coast on Monday, Oct. 29 at 9:10 a.m. EDT. Sandy's center was about 310 miles south-southeast of New York City. Tropical Storm force winds are about 1,000 miles in diameter. Credit: NASA GOES Project

U.S. East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy

Oct 29, 2012 - 8:47 AM

Residents of the US East Coast home to 50 million Americans stocked up on emergency provisions as forecasters warned of widespread damage mass power outages and disastrous flooding

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of the massive Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 28 at 1302 UTC (9:02 a.m. EDT). The line of clouds from the Gulf of Mexico north are associated with the cold front that Sandy is merging with. Sandy's western cloud edge is already over the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. (Credit: NASA GOES Project)

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, New Orleans braces

Aug 29, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana and barreled towards New Orleans seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Big Easy

The MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Isaac as it approached Louisiana on Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. A large band of showers and thunderstorms stretched from the Carolinas, west over Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and into Louisiana, wrapping into Isaac's center of circulation when it was centered about 100 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

'Isaac' near hurricane force, New Orleans prepares

Aug 28, 2012 - 12:28 PM

UPDATED New Orleans braced for another major storm Monday Tuesday in Manila seven years after Hurricane Katrina swamped the fabled US city of jazz

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Isaac on Aug. 26 at 18:15 UTC (2:15 p.m. EDT) when it was over Florida and Cuba and the MODIS instrument captured this visible image of the storm. Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Tropical Storm Isaac could hit Republican convention

Aug 22, 2012 - 10:06 AM

A tropical storm swirling in the eastern Caribbean has raised the remote possibility that this year s Republican National Convention could be more blustery than usual

Courtesy of the US National Hurricane Center.

'Ernesto' upgraded to hurricane

Aug 08, 2012 - 7:41 AM

Ernesto became the second hurricane of the Atlantic season on Tuesday August 7 Wednesday August 8 in Manila as it moved toward the Yucatan Peninsula

Image courtesy of NOAA.

Tropical Storm Beryl heads to southeast US coast

May 28, 2012 - 9:47 AM

Tropical Storm Beryl picked up speed and churned toward the southeastern US coast at near hurricane strength Sunday May 27 casting a shadow over the first big beach weekend of the US summer season