weather http://wlrn.org en Sunshine State Essential: How To Recognize Rip Currents And Escape Them http://wlrn.org/post/sunshine-state-essential-how-recognize-rip-currents-and-escape-them <p></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); ">As residents of the Sunshine State, our beach days don’t end when students go back to school, nor do the challenges that beachgoers can face.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:10:07 +0000 Jill Roberts 37900 at http://wlrn.org Sunshine State Essential: How To Recognize Rip Currents And Escape Them Task Force Releases Recommendations To Address Sea-Level Rise http://wlrn.org/post/task-force-releases-recommendations-address-sea-level-rise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yesterday, the Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force released </span><a href="http://www.miamidade.gov/planning/library/reports/sea-level-rise-final-report.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a report detailing six recommendations to the county.&nbsp;</a></p><p>The main recommendation calls on county officials to consult experts to create an infrastructure that can adapt to rising sea levels.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:25:36 +0000 Carla Javier 34908 at http://wlrn.org Task Force Releases Recommendations To Address Sea-Level Rise Palm Beach County Fights Hurricane Amnesia http://wlrn.org/post/palm-beach-county-fights-hurricane-amnesia <p>Palm Beach County prepares to fight hurricane amnesia, a common ideology held by the county’s officials and emergency management.</p><p>The Emergency Operations Center in Palm Beach County held its annual hurricane briefing for legislative officials and media last week. Emergency management strongly advised&nbsp;officials to inform their communities to have a plan and kit for any situation.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33596 at http://wlrn.org Palm Beach County Fights Hurricane Amnesia Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In? http://wlrn.org/post/do-female-named-hurricanes-need-lean We were alarmed to learn yesterday that <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/06/02/female-named-hurricanes-kill-more-than-male-because-people-dont-respect-them-study-finds/">hurricanes with female names are not being taken as seriously</a> as their male counterparts. It seems people in the path of a hurricane are more likely to heed warnings to take shelter or evacuate if the storm is named Charley than if the storm is named Eloise. Which can be a deadly decision. <em>[Because, seriously: Hurricanes are dangerous — even if they have "lady" names. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:18:45 +0000 Beth Novey 33358 at http://wlrn.org Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In? Despite Record Surplus, Citizens Coastal Policyholders Likely To See Rate Increases http://wlrn.org/post/despite-record-surplus-citizens-coastal-policyholders-likely-see-rate-increases <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the hurricane season's begun, state-backed insurer Citizens Property Insurance assures everyone, it’s in the best shape it’s ever been.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That may be cold comfort for former customers now with smaller insurers, or current customers living on the coast who may still see rate increases.</span></p><p>Citizens CEO Barry Gilway says after shedding thousands of policies, the company is in a very good position.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:26:23 +0000 Elaine Chen 33295 at http://wlrn.org Despite Record Surplus, Citizens Coastal Policyholders Likely To See Rate Increases Being A Meteorologist Is Harder Than You Think http://wlrn.org/post/being-meteorologist-harder-you-think <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hurricane season started Sunday.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A slow season is expected this year, but meteorologists know their forecasts constantly change.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So, meteorologists in South Florida partnered with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for its annual <a href="http://www.miamisci.org/events/feeltheforce/">Feel the Force event</a>, where the community learned about hurricane preparedness.</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:21:41 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33302 at http://wlrn.org Being A Meteorologist Is Harder Than You Think NOAA Predicts A Near-Normal Hurricane Season http://wlrn.org/post/noaa-predicts-near-normal-hurricane-season <p>South Florida has started preparing for this year's hurricane season. Local, state and federal officials met this week at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Miami to discuss the latest developments and what this years' storms looks like for the region.&nbsp;</p><p>Researchers at NOAA predict a near-normal to below-normal season this year.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:52:46 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33057 at http://wlrn.org NOAA Predicts A Near-Normal Hurricane Season FPL Adds New Storm Service Technology http://wlrn.org/post/fpl-adds-new-storm-service-technology <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida Power &amp; Light says it is prepared for hurricane season.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since 2004, </span>FPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has made $1.4 billion worth of technological changes to turn the lights back on quicker after storms. The company wants to make sure the past doesn’t repeat itself.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:13:02 +0000 Lisann Ramos 32601 at http://wlrn.org FPL Adds New Storm Service Technology South Florida The Warmest In The State, Even In The 40s http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-warmest-state-even-40s <div>This weekend will be the coldest of the 2013-2014 so far, and South Florida can expect frost, according to the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br /><br />Here's a message from WLRN's meteorologist Jeff Huffman:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br /> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:16:39 +0000 Maria Murriel 26576 at http://wlrn.org South Florida The Warmest In The State, Even In The 40s PHOTOS: This Is How South Florida Babies React To Snow http://wlrn.org/post/photos-how-south-florida-babies-react-snow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I got an email from my daughter’s preschool, titled "Snow Day!" I was confused. In the Northeast, where I grew up, snow days mean the school is closed. Do South Florida schools use fake snow days as an excuse to close? The message was even more confusing:</span></p><blockquote><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Eight tons of SNOW will be delivered to our preschool straight from the North Pole! The cost of bringing in the snow&nbsp;is $1,500.00 so for this special activity the cost per child is only $15.00.</em></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:57:44 +0000 Elaine Chen 25500 at http://wlrn.org PHOTOS: This Is How South Florida Babies React To Snow A Snowball's Chance in Hell: What Are The Odds Of A White Christmas In Miami? http://wlrn.org/post/snowballs-chance-hell-what-are-odds-white-christmas-miami <p><em>This story originally ran Dec. 21, 2012.</em></p><p></p><p>Once upon a time, snow fell in Miami.</p><p>Seems whenever the weather gets even moderately cold, someone somewhere in South Florida invokes Jan.&nbsp;19, 1977 -- the day it snowed in Miami.</p><p>Not only did the snow make front page news in The Miami Herald, the front page about snow made <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Miami-Herald-Front-Pages-1903-1983/dp/0810913437"><em>The Miami Herald Front Pages</em> book</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Arnold Markowitz wrote the day's story, the beginning of which reads as follows:</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:29:18 +0000 Kenny Malone 5251 at http://wlrn.org A Snowball's Chance in Hell: What Are The Odds Of A White Christmas In Miami? Death Toll Near 100, And Likely To Rise, From Storms In Mexico http://wlrn.org/post/death-toll-near-100-and-likely-rise-storms-mexico Authorities were saying early Friday <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/world/americas/mexico-severe-weather/" target="_blank">that at least 97 people were known to have died</a> in the flooding, mudslides and other deadly after-effects of the two storms that struck the country this week.<p>Torrential rains and then-Hurricane Manuel lashed the west coast of Mexico, particularly in around Acapulco. Hurricane Ingrid pummeled the east side of the nation, along the Gulf Coast.<p>It's feared the death toll will go higher. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:53:30 +0000 Mark Memmott 20922 at http://wlrn.org Death Toll Near 100, And Likely To Rise, From Storms In Mexico Mexico Faces A One-Two Punch From Tropical Storms http://wlrn.org/post/mexico-faces-one-two-punch-tropical-storms From the east and the west, two storm systems are closing in on Mexico, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Ingrid is moving toward the country's east coast in the Gulf of Mexico; Tropical Storm Manuel is closing in on the southwest coast in the Pacific Ocean.<p>People are evacuating areas of both coasts, fearing landslides and flash floods. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:56:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 20636 at http://wlrn.org Mexico Faces A One-Two Punch From Tropical Storms Many South Florida Beaches Bereft Of Sand By 'Sandy' http://wlrn.org/post/many-south-florida-beaches-bereft-sand-sandy <p>Hurricane Sandy might have dealt South Florida only a glancing blow, but the monster storm left its mark on the region's beaches.</p><p>From Miami Beach to northern Palm Beach County, widespread beach erosion can be seen in many coastal communities.&nbsp;&nbsp; Palm Beach County environmental director Dan Bates says parts of the county unprotected by the natural buffer of the Bahamas got hit hard.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 5126 at http://wlrn.org Many South Florida Beaches Bereft Of Sand By 'Sandy' FPL Crews Who Aided Hurricane Sandy Victims Heading Home http://wlrn.org/post/fpl-crews-who-aided-hurricane-sandy-victims-heading-home <p>The Florida Power and Light workers who went up north to help restore power after Hurricane Sandy are homeward-bound.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:07:35 +0000 Christine DiMattei 4616 at http://wlrn.org FPL Crews Who Aided Hurricane Sandy Victims Heading Home