Weather forecasters tracking a previously powerful Category 3 hurricane in the mid-Atlantic said Monday it had weakened to a …
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Don’t look now, but Katia—that’s pronounced KA-tee-uh—just tipped from intensely simmering over to boiling in the middle of the Atlantic, becoming the second named hurricane of the season.
“Every storm comes up with a surprise. In this case it was one where it went downhill.”
— BILL READ, National Hurricane Center director, explaining there is still plenty of ground to cover in forecasting hurricanes, but he …
Forecasters routinely get blamed for simply blowing hot air. But nobody accuses the National Hurricane Center of anything of the sort.
It’s been a while since a serious category-scary Atlantic hurricane’s scoured America’s shores head-on.