September 1, 2014
Unchanging average September weather is expected for the week ahead.
Forecast Discussion: The upper level trough that activated showers and thunderstorms this weekend is flattening out. It is a dip in pressures and temperatures aloft from west to east that cause the atmosphere to churn and lift air. Those lifting motions... more »
Plan for the storm - Once a storm has developed, there is far too little time to make adequate preparations to ensure the full safety of life and property.
Forecasting the storm - How hurricane forecasts are developed, and what information they contain.
Hurricane winds - High winds can create extreme destruction, are easier to forecast than storm surges, and serve as the marker for which hurricanes are rated.
Storm surge - The most life-threatening of tropical hazards is storm surge and inland flooding from a hurricane.
After the storm - Tips for dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane in your area.