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Safety in the Storm
TERMS TO KNOW

Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

A MESSAGE FROM DENIS PHILLIPS

Forecasters are expecting the overall number of tropical storms this season to be lower than normal, pointing to a strong El Niño as a possible factor. 

In my opinion, long range predictions are a waste of time. Back in 1992 the first named storm of the season was very late in the season. It was Hurricane Andrew. I am guessing people in South Florida don't think 1992 was a quiet hurricane season. It only takes one storm close to home to have devastating effects.

It's been 93 years since our area has seen a direct strike from a major hurricane. Let's hope our luck continues. Unfortunately, the numbers say otherwise. 

It's not "IF," it's "WHEN." So please keep this page bookmarked and count on our coverage when a storm approaches. There are so many ways to protect your family during hurricane season, including social media, live weather chats, and web coverage before, during and after a storm. Our "Storm Shield" app gives you real-time NOAA weather radio alerts for your exact location. 

Remember, stay prepared. We take great pride that you've chosen us to be your source of weather information. If a storm does threaten us this season, rest assured we'll be with you every step of the way.

-Denis

2014 Storm Names
  • Arthur
  • Bertha
  • Cristobal
  • Dolly
  • Edouard
  • Fay
  • Gonzalo
  • Hanna
  • Isaias
  • Josephine
  • Kyle
  • Laura
  • Marco
  • Nana
  • Omar
  • Paulette
  • Rene
  • Sally
  • Teddy
  • Vicky
  • Wilfred