- Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season Updated: May-27-15 4:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS - With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average - but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest easy.
- NOAA: Central Pacific will see more hurricanes than average Updated: May-26-15 8:04 pm
HONOLULU - Forecasters say the 2015 hurricane season in the central Pacific region will see more storms than average because of warmer ocean water.
- $42 million 'nose-to-tail' upgrade for 2 hurricane hunters Updated: May-26-15 1:31 pm
TAMPA, Florida - The hurricane planes known affectionately as "Miss Piggy" and "Kermit" are getting new Rolls-Royce engines, new wings and better radar.
- Governor: NC residents should prepare for hurricane season Updated: May-24-15 4:53 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory is advising North Carolina residents to prepare for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1.
- Hurricane-prep sales tax break starts Monday in Virginia Updated: May-23-15 9:05 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginians who want to stock up on batteries, bottled water and other supplies for the hurricane season will get a tax break starting Monday.
- WSU researcher says drought could get worse Updated: May-21-15 2:26 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino tropical weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean, a weather researcher for Washington State University said Thursday.
- May storms helping to fight wildfire season Updated: May-20-15 3:04 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - May has been an unusual month for drought-stricken New Mexico, as cool and wet storms throughout the state have kept wildfires away but have also raised other safety concerns.
- Corps tests hurricane protection system for New Orleans Updated: May-20-15 2:07 pm
NEW ORLEANS - With hurricane season approaching, the Army Corps of Engineers is running through its plans and testing pumps and floodgates built around New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago to better protect this low-lying metropolis from flooding.
- Best hope for California drought: El Nino pattern next year Updated: May-15-15 2:40 pm
LOS ANGELES - This week's wet storm isn't expected to provide much, if any, relief from California's historic drought. But there is hope for a serious drenching next year in the form of El Nino, a tropical weather pattern over the Pacific Ocean that typically brings rain to the West Coast. Climatologists say the system forming near the equator looks like a big one that has the potential to provide relief from the yearslong dry spell.
- Scientists predict El Nino to last through 2015 Updated: May-15-15 1:37 pm
HONOLULU - El Nino will bring tropical storms to Hawaii this summer as the weather event warms the Pacific Ocean and bumps up humidity.
- North Carolina editorial roundup Updated: May-13-15 4:48 pm
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- More NOAA drones planned for Atlantic hurricane season Updated: May-04-15 2:49 am
MIAMI - Scientists are planning to send more drones flying into hurricanes that develop during the upcoming Atlantic storm season.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Apr-29-15 3:25 pm
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- UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June Updated: Apr-28-15 9:40 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before the rainy season.