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TROPICAL UPDATE: System upgraded to Tropical Storm

TROPICAL UPDATE: System upgraded to Tropical Storm

Update 7/11 at 10:57 a.m.: A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for much of Louisiana’s coast after a system formed into Tropical Storm Barry this morning. While the National Hurricane Center forecast still indicates Barry will head west, locals are advised to use caution over the next several days. Parts of the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. UK: IRANIAN VESSELS TRIED TO BLOCK BRITISH SHIP IN THE GULF Britain say three Iranian vessels unsuccessfully tried to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel through the Strait of Hormuz; Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations. 2. WHO IS DEFENDING EPSTEIN DEAL Labor Secretary Alex Acosta stood by his handling of a […]

HURRICANE UPDATE: Hurricane Michael dangerous Cat 4

HURRICANE UPDATE: Hurricane Michael dangerous Cat 4

UPDATE: As of 10/10 at 6:30 a.m. Hurricane Michael is now a very dangerous Cat 4 storm with maximum sustained winds at 140 mph and higher gusts at the center. On its present forecast track the storm is set to landfall somewhere near Panama City. Currently the hurricane is moving toward the north at 13 […]

Alberto landfall forecast Monday afternoon

Alberto landfall forecast Monday afternoon

UPDATE (Monday 10:30 a.m.): Predicting the landfall time for Alberto has been no easy task for meteorologists. The storm slowed from 12 mph this morning to now moving at 8 mph. According to Jack Cullen, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Mobile, landfall is now expected sometime mid to late afternoon. The future cast […]

Future of Fort Pickens Road at mercy of Mother Nature

Future of Fort Pickens Road at mercy of Mother Nature

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown watched the track of Hurricane Irma closely. He does it every time there is a major storm because he knows it could signal the end for Fort Pickens Road. “The roads we manage are subject to damage, if not complete destruction,” Brown said. “We’ve seen it happen again […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 26

RAIN FROM TROPICAL SYSTEM DRENCHES DOMINICAN, FLORIDA COULD BE NEXT Rivers surged across a large section of the Dominican Republic on Thursday as a broad area of low pressure headed east to the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the system’s strongest winds were below tropical storm […]

Atlantic tropical depression forms, forecast to strengthen

Atlantic tropical depression forms, forecast to strengthen

Tropical Storm Danny has formed in the Atlantic Ocean but remains well out to sea. The storm is the Atlantic’s fourth named storm of the season. On Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said it’s located about 1,595 miles (2,565 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 […]