Hurricane Katia

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Tropical Storms Nate, Maria Form

Nate expected to hit Mexico, while Maria churns in Caribbean

(Newser) - Irene, Katia, and Lee all made not-so-nice headlines, and unfortunately there’s more where they came from: Tropical Storms Nate and Maria are currently taking shape in the Caribbean and Atlantic. Nate, formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico, is expected to drop anywhere from 2 to 8 inches of... More »

Hurricane Katia Weakens to Category 1

Forecasters say the storm will miss US coast

(Newser) - Hurricane Katia has weakened to Category 1 early this morning, after building to Category 2 on Sunday , its winds decreasing to 90mph, reports the AP . Katia is not expected to hit land, but its storm surge could affect the US East Coast, Bermuda, and parts of the Bahamas, according to... More »

Katia Swells to Category 2

Storm churning northwest in the Atlantic

(Newser) - The National Hurricane Center says that Katia has "rapidly" intensified into a Category 2 hurricane. Hurricane specialist Robbie Berg said earlier today that Katia has cycled on and off between tropical storm and hurricane status while moving across the open Atlantic. But as of 11am today, Katia had sustained... More »

32K Lose Power in Tropical Storm Lee

Rain totals along coast could reach 10 to 15 inches

(Newser) - Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in south Louisiana and Mississippi today and prompted evacuations in bayou towns like Jean Lafitte, where water lapped at several front doors. The sluggish storm stalled just before making landfall, and threatened to... More »

Katia Strengthens Into Hurricane

But no prediction of where she'll make landfall

(Newser) - Adding insult to the East Coast's injury, there's a new hurricane in town: Tropical Storm Katia (ahem, another of those infamous K-hurricanes) has strengthened overnight into a Category 1 hurricane, reports the LA Times . “Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Katia could become... More »

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