“Tropical Storm Ophelia will continue to strengthen as it moves toward eastern North Carolina this afternoon and tonight. Regardless of development, moderate to locally significant impacts will occur across eastern North Carolina, with the greatest impacts along the coast,” forecasters said.
Rhesus macaque monkeys on an isolated island in Puerto Rico exposed to the 2017 Hurricane Maria showed molecular aging of around two years as a result, roughly equivalent to seven or eight human years.
Hurricane Franklin is several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda, and Tropical Storm Idalia is strengthening over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
Though one tropical storm formed Friday, the day after the start of the 2023 hurricane season, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters predict a near-normal season.
As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, April 30-May 6, officials are encouraging residents to learn about and prepare for hurricane season.
Longtime hurricane specialist and N.C. State graduate Dr. Mike Brennan has been selected to serve as director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Federal officials are highlighting the importance of getting prepared now, ahead of hurricane season, which begins June 1.
Dr. Sid Narayan presents “Forces of Nature: The Role Ecosystems Play in Protecting Coastlines and Communities,” Thursday in the Coastal Studies Institute on the ECU Outer Banks Campus.
Wilmington Housing Authority has been awarded $2.03 million to repair or replace damaged rental units or build new ones in safer locations with a lower risk of flooding.
Duke University environmental scientists urge communities to begin long-term planning for the increase in flooding and resulting pollution during extreme storms made worse by climate change.
The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to have above-normal activity, according to the mid-season update from NOAA.
National Weather Service meteorologists will discuss hurricanes and their impacts on eastern North Carolina.
NOAA forecasters predict between 14 and 21 named storms for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1 and officials urge residents to prepare now.
NCDOT is readying for hurricane season with a new system that can track in real time flood risks to roads, bridges and culverts.
Officials encourage residents to take action now to prepare for hurricane season, which begins in less than a month.
ECOnet, an online weather and soil data program through the State Climate Office of North Carolina, will soon be able to collect information from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the first of the program’s weather stations on the Outer Banks.