National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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    October 2, 2014

    Deep Dredge Critics File Emergency Demand to Stop "Destruction of Endangered Species"

    The deep dredge could be in very deep trouble. Miami's most controversial public works project has been under the microscope in recent months as environmentalists have complained the dredge is killing precious coral colonies. This morning, however, those same environmentalists are filing a request ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    NOAA Warns of "Rapid Deterioration" of Endangered Corals Due to Deep Dredge Sludge

    A month ago, state regulators raised the alarm over silt from the Deep Dredge killing Miami corals. Now the feds are stepping in as well. According to documents obtained by New Times, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a scathing set of recommendations for saving endange ... More >>

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    May 29, 2014
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    May 28, 2014

    Florida Hurricane Expert: 75 Percent Chance State Gets Hit This Year

    It's been nine years since the double-whammy of Katrina and Wilma walloped Miami, and the Magic City has coasted through every hurricane season since without a scratch. Most weather experts have predicted more of the same this year, with another strong El Niño system tamping down tropical storms. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Federal Agency: Bermuda Triangle Is Officially Not Supernatural

    Miami is bizarre enough of a place already that sometimes we forget it's one of three corners of the Bermuda Triangle, the purportedly supernatural stretch of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to myth, ships go missing under mysterious circumstances. Well, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Tropical Storm Chantal Weakens but Looks More Likely to Hit Florida

    Good news, Miami: Tropical Storm Chantal has already lost some pop, with winds decreasing to 45 mph overnight, and is likely to lose more as Haiti's mountainous landscape tears up the storm today. The bad news is that the storm looks more likely than ever to ruin this weekend in South Florida. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Tropical Storm Chantal Headed For Haiti, May Buzz South Florida By Saturday

    There's a pissed off lady named Chantal getting set to ruin your weekend Wynwood Art Walk plans, Miami. No, no, not that Tootsie's dancer you had a beef with -- it's Tropical Storm Chantal, and it looks to be headed South Florida's direction just in time for the weekend. Chantal earned its name la ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    October 24, 2012

    Tropical Storm Sandy Could Make Life Miserable For South Florida Tomorrow

    There's no need to raid Publix for water, hurricane shutters, vodka and "Golden Girls" DVDs just yet, but you might as well prepare yourself for a miserable end of the week thanks to Tropical Storm Sandy.The strengthening storm is set to become a Cat 1 hurricane before walloping Jamaica later today, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac: Still Mildly Annoying Miami, Threatening New Orleans

    The worst of Tropical Storm Isaac has officially blown through the Keys and into the Gulf this morning, though its sloppy remains are still drenching Dade. Riptide's storm experts have begun tallying the damage Isaac wrought in Florida: 80,000 or so without power, minor flooding here and there, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac: Watch Out For Falling Palm Fronds UPDATED

    If you're like us at Riptide, your eyes have been rolling all morning watching NBC 6, CBS 4, Local 10, and WSVN make fools of themselves reporting on the "awful" conditions brought by Tropical Storm Isaac. Yeah, there's been some rain and wind, and Miami even experienced some brownouts last nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac: Hurricane Warning, Schools Closed Monday UPDATED

    It's happening, people! Southern Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys are under a hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Isaac keeps moving northwest at 17 mph. The northern part of the county remains under a hurricane warning.The latest NOAA update has the storm making landfall in Cuba with max sustained win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac: Tampa's RNC Still In The Danger Zone

    Riptide's Crack Weather Team has just issued this update on Tropical Storm Isaac: 9:45 AM EST/ Wind shear and disorganized flow have hampered Isaac's development, but a dip in low pressure means by that this afternoon Isaac will begin inexorably raging with the blind, horrible fury of a pack of muta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac: On Track to Destroy the RNC In Tampa

    In a story straight out of a twisted fever dream shared by Michael Bay and Aaron Sorkin -- not to mention the sick fantasies of thousands of catastrophe-seeking journalists everywhere -- Tropical Storm Isaac looks more likely than ever to strengthen into a hurricane just in time to bear down on Tamp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac: Welcome To The Cone of Concern, Miami

    Riptide's crack meteorological team has just issued this update on Tropical Storm Isaac: 09:17:00 AM EST Due to favorable wind shear and hot ocean temps, by Monday TS Isaac is expected to rage with the devastating power of ten thousand nuclear bombs. It will personally find your house, smash each in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Tropical Storm Isaac Close To Forming, Could Threaten RNC In Tampa

    Between the cash-hungry strip clubs, the prime-time Rick Scott speech, and the 50,000-plus conservatives and 20,000 protestors squaring off, Tampa is already going to be one insane circus from hell next week. The only thing that could possibly make the Republican National Convention better would be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Bella Beach: Free Exotic Shots Start Today As Hurricane Season Begins

    Bella Beach, a chic Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and lounge located at Trump International Beach Resort has come up with a mouth-watering idea: free "Hurricane Bella" shots, made with a blend of Malibu Passion Fruit Rum, orange and lime juice, simple syrup and Blue Curacao. For the next few mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Today is the Last Day of Hurricane Season

    Congratulations! You survived Emily, Irene, Rina, and all those other storms that threatened to come near us, yet never did. Yes, we've endured another hurricane season, and we won't even have to think about any possible category fives until next June. 

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    October 25, 2011

    Hurricane Rina Becomes Category 2, Florida Keys Now in Cone

    ​Quickly developing Hurricane Rina has now achieved Category 2-strength winds less than a day after becoming a hurricane, and there's no sign she's about to slow down. Forecasters now expect the storm to make a hard right turn, with the Florida Keys in its possible path.

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    October 24, 2011

    Rina Becomes a Hurricane, Could Threaten South Florida

    NOAA​Rina has now officially reached hurricane-strength winds. The storm is currently trudging slowly off of the coast Honduras in the Caribbean Sea, with Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. It's way too early to predict with any certainty its ultimate path, but the storm is expected to strengthen over th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Ten Superstormy Classic Rock Songs for Hurricane Season

    Crack reporter Dan Rather rockin' out like a freakin' hurricane.​One of the biggest drags about living in South Florida is the fact that we don't experience a change of season. Save one ... The dreaded hurricane season. It's bad enough we can't look forward to the leaves changing colors. Or bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Will Tropical Storm Emily Affect Food Trucks? Eat Tonight, Just in Case

    NOAAWill 2011's first Tropical Storm wreck havoc on food truck Fridays?​Tropical Storm Emily is moving northwest and close to making landfall on Haiti and Dominican Republic. Though the latest projection by the National Hurricane Service has Miami just outside the "cone of death", food truck owner ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    May 19, 2011

    NOAA Predicts Up to 10 Hurricanes this Year, 18 Named Storms

    ​Miami's least favorite time of year, Hurricane Season, kicks off officially on June 1st, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above average Atlantic season with as many as 18 named storms, ten hurricanes and six major hurricanes.

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    November 23, 2010

    Feeling Broke and Murderous? Try Whacking Some Lionfish While on Vacation

    via your job? Vent on some invasive lionfish - and get paid for it!​Just when you think God has forgotten about South Florida, he goes and completely makes up for it by sending hordes of hideous lionfish our way.We know what you're thinking: But Riptide, isn't that a bad thing?Not if ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    July 2, 2010

    High Chance Oil Spill in Gulf Of Mexico Will Affect South Florida

    NOAA​Scientists predicted today that the BP oil spill has a 61-80 percent chance of reaching South Florida. Unlike the west coast, which is likely to not be affected at all, the Florida Keys, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami have "a greater probability due to the potential influence of the Loop Current," ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2010

    Hack Pack

    The biggest identity theft case ever. Right here in Miami.

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    May 19, 2010

    First Bit of Oil Spill Enters the Loop Current

    ​The dreaded Loop Current is the pathway that could transport oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast. Scientists have been warning of the possibility of runoff entering the Loop Current since the initial leak, and now MSNBC reports that the first bi ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Miami Beach Could Be Affected By Oil Spill, More So Than West Coast

    via The AwlHeaded to a beach near you?​The devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has concerned us, but we didn't think it would actually reach the beaches of Miami and other east coast shores. However, a University of Florida oceanographic engineer says that the east coast of Florida is at g ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Humpback Whale in Distress in Biscayne Bay

    via Wiki CommonsAn adult humpback whale, though not the one caught in the Bay​There's a humpback whale in Biscayne Bay off Bear Cut, possibly in distress. The U.S. Coast Guard believe he could be caught in a rope attached to an anchor. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    More Storms! And Geraldo! Sweet Lord Help Us All

    Sure, the TV types certainly enjoyed their time with Gustav last weekend. But other than a crappy Labor Day weekend of spitting rain and vicious rip-currents, South Florida pretty much ignored Gustav once the cone of concern migrated well to the west. But what better way to welcome back in soberin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2008

    Weekly News Wrap - Marlins Look for a Stadium, Pet Amnesty, Oral Sex Invite and more

    Fidel Castro Resigns. No One Cares – In Miami, the expected reaction to the news of Castro’s resignation fizzles. The media ends up caring more than the Cuban exile community. Inflation Cuts the Fed’s Power – The Federal Reserve, despite the fact that it has cut short-term interest rates i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Keep Banning Those Bags

    The tide may be turning: Wal-Mart has recently announced that it will offer customers reusable bags made from recyclable materials. And, want more evidence that plastic is bad for marine mammals? Just ask Pamela Sweeney of the Marine Animal Rescue Society here in Miami. She missed the deadline for ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 1995

    Who Cut the Cheese?

    A year after a UM research vessel ran aground on a protected reef, a persistent odor lingers

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    April 13, 1995

    Depth Wish

    A new breed of scuba diver is testing the limits using experimental gases, advanced technology, and a compulsion to take risks