National Weather Service

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Tropical Disturbance Will Soak South Florida But Probably Won't Develop Into Bigger Storm

    South Florida may see a run on umbrellas today thanks to a weather system churning off the coast of the Bahamas this morning. But we'll have to wait another week for our first run on hurricane supplies, as forecasters now say the system isn't likely to develop into anything more than an annoying bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    A Wildfire Is Smothering Miami-Dade With Smoke This Morning

    Don't worry: It's just not the raging hangover from those seven rum and Cokes you pounded while sweating through the Heat's win last night. Your eyes are not fogged over with Monday-morning regret. Miami really has disappeared under a cloud of noxious smoke. A huge wildfire in Broward County is to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Startles and Confuses Cubans, Floridians

    Prior to yesterday, most Floridians' experience with the Richter scale was limited to the former Universal Studios attraction, Earthquake: The Big One. At around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a rare, 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck outside Cuba leaving residents of the seismically stable country -- and ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    July 19, 2013

    Miami Beach Got So Much Rain Yesterday It Shattered Three Records

    Yesterday's rainfall was not normal. In fact, Miami Beach got so much rain yesterday that it shattered three separate records: the most rainfall for July 18th in recorded weather history, the most rainfall for any single day in July ever, and helped push the month to the wettest July on record for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Tropical Storm Chantal Is Dead

    Tropical Storm Chantal was pronounced dead today at approximately 4:40 p.m. after dissipating in the Caribbean Sea about 260 miles south of Cuba. So all you relatively newly arrived folk who haven't gone through this hundreds of times before can all stop freaking out. Though, Chantal's remnants co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Tropical Storm Chantal Might Reach Florida Monday

    You might want to think twice before forcing your local bank teller to cash last week's paycheck in all singles to hoard in your emergency bunker. Forecasters are still unsure if Tropical Storm Chantal will make it to Florida. If it does arrive, tentatively expect to have your Hypnotiq-fueled hurric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    LeBron James Is Taking a Break from Twitter and Cell Phones During the Playoffs

    Don't expect @KingJames to be updated any time soon, and on the off chance you happen to have LeBron James cell phone number, don't expect him to text back. It's not personal. It's just a part of his game.In order to fully concentrate on the playoffs, James has gone off the grid.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    LeBron James' Instagram Triggers A National Weather Service Alert

    Your social media feeds have probably been soaked full of complaints about the monsoons that decided to hit Miami today and on Saturday. LeBron James was no different. He Instagrammed pictures of flooding around his neighborhood, and the National Weather Service took note. They issued an official al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy: South Beach Restaurants, Shops Feel Effects

    Friends and family up north are preparing for Sandy's wrath as we enjoy a cool, sunny morning. But although Sandy mostly left Miami unscathed, there was scattered flooding and wind damage in various parts of south Florida.Alton Road on South Beach was particularly hit hard, with major flooding makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    May 16, 2012

    Miami's Rainy Season is Officially Here, National Weather Service Confirms

    Meteorologists at the National Weather Service have confirmed what your often used umbrella and wet shoes already knew: it's officially rainy season in South Florida, and it has been since last Tuesday. Uh, thanks for the heads up science.Mother Nature seemed to be impatient this year however, since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Expect an Even Rainier Than Normal Summer in Miami

    We're just weeks away from the start of South Florida's wet season. Which, not to bum everyone out, means it's almost time for our daily mid-afternoon rain showers. Meteorologists predict that this summer could see even more rainfall than average this year. In terms of water levels and such, that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    A Foodie Hurricane Survival Kit

    All photos by Laine Doss Keep pate instead of Spam in your hurricane kit.​Tropical Storm Emily is churning her way through the Caribbean and, according to the National Weather Service, Miami is in the "cone of death", with Emily predicted to affect us around Friday evening. Everyone in sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    No, 70 People Were Not Trapped in an Airport Hangar Due to Central Florida's Crazy Weather

    via Bay News 9​It's in the 80s and perfectly sunny here in Miami, but our state-mates in the central part of Florida aren't enjoying the same good weather. An apparent tornado that ripped through Tampa has left many areas in Central Florida in disarray. But a report carried by numerous national me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Tropical Storm Bonnie Projected to Be Pain in the Ass for Rest of the Day

    Don't give us that look -- you're not that tough, Bonnie. ​The effects of Tropical Storm Bonnie are ripping through Miami, and while we here at New Times are no meteorological experts, we're projecting that the storm will be a "major pain in the ass" until this afternoon and then will be downgrade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Tropical Storm Fay: Rain-Soaking Little Punk or Coolest Storm Ever?

    Wilma she ain't, but with Fay barreling toward the mainland and Floridians reacting with their usual mix of apathy and rage toward meteorologists, the storm has at least captured the attention of schoolkids everywhere in South Florida. In fifth grade classrooms up and down the coast, Fay has been d ... More >>

  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Lincoln-Douglas It Wasn’t

    "As the chair, you had the power to say something, and you didn’t"

  • Home Entertainment

    December 21, 2006

    A True Horror Classic

    DVD releases for the week of December 19, 2006

  • Calendar

    November 30, 2006

    Get Loaded to the Gunwales

    These pirates are ready to party

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    November 24, 2005


    Party like a pirate in the Keys

  • Diversions

    May 12, 2005


    National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Swept Out to Sea

    Relentless winds. Crashing waves. A canoe about to sink. How a Gulf Coast vacation turned into a nightmare.

  • News

    August 21, 1997

    Chomp in the Swamp

    Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs

  • News

    August 25, 1995

    No Room at the Inn

    If you don't have a roof over your head before a hurricane, don't expect one during a hurricane, either

  • News

    March 30, 1994

    Asbestos 101

    In which the professor and his wife share the secrets of low bids, high profits, and your money

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    February 26, 1992
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    March 13, 1991
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    March 13, 1991