The National Weather Service has discontinued a tropical storm warning for Louisiana after forecast models indicated that the state is under less of a threat from Tropical Storm Debby than initially thought.
Santo Domingo (AFP) - The Dominican Republican braced for a direct blast from Tropical Storm Erika Friday, issuing its highest alert after reports the storm killed at least 20 people on the small island of Dominica.
HALIFAX — Arthur has now been downgraded from a hurricane to a post tropical storm as southwestern Nova Scotia begins to feel its effects this morning.
Stephen Hatt, a meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre, says wind gusts of 90 to 100 kilometres per hour have already been reported in the Yarmouth area.
Hatt says a tropical storm warning is in effect for all of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, as well as eastern and southern New Brunswick, which are expecting 100- to- 150 millimetres of rain — enough to cause localized flooding.
As if having to pay the highest price of gas since 2008 for the Independence Day weekend wasn't bad enough, millions of traveling east coasters will now have to deal with what may develop into a hurricane as well, and will certainly result in less than perfect weather conditions as the holiday weekend unrolls.
HALIFAX — The Canadian Hurricane Centre says the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season could bring wet weather to eastern Canada this weekend.
The Canadian centre says tropical storm Andrea is not expected to generate high winds, but will likely transform into a wet low pressure system as it tracks towards the Maritime provinces.
Andrea formed Wednesday over the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring heavy rain and winds to parts of Florida today.
AlJazeera America's Jared B. Keller just Tweeted a possibly astonishing finding: the Anchorage, Alaska office of the National Weather Service, where salaries are hanging in the balance as a result of the government shutdown, may have embedded a secret message into a weather bulletin.