Tropical Weather Forecast - June 3, 2023
As expected, the first named storm of 2023 did not last long. Arlene is now post-tropical but could still bring some unwanted rain to parts of Florida.
Tropical Weather Forecast - June 2, 2023
On this second day of the 2023 hurricane season, Tropical Storm Arlene has become the first named storm of the season. Arlene has winds of 40 mph and is fairly weak as it drifts south in the Gulf of Mexico. Arlene is expected to stay west of Florida and head towards Cuba as it weakens to a post-tropical remnant low by Saturday. Arlene will pose no threat to Texas. The rest of the Atlantic Basin remains quiet at this time.
2023 Hurricane season kicks off with Tropical Depression Two in Gulf of Mexico
June 1 is the first day of the hurricane season and we're already watching the Gulf of Mexico for the possibility of the first named storm of the 2023 hurricane season.
Tropical Weather Forecast - June 1, 2023
It looks like the first day of hurricane season is a busy one with Tropical Depression Two developing in the NE Gulf of Mexico. Maximum sustained winds are around 35 mph and it is moving slowly to the west at 2 mph. The tropical system is expected to drift south over the next few days towards Cuba. However, it will still be close to the Florida Peninsula bringing the threat for heavy rain and gusty winds. No impacts to Texas are anticipated.
2023 Atlantic hurricane season: Here's what to know about this year's storms
An average hurricane season produces 14 named storms and seven hurricanes. Out of the hurricanes, three usually strengthen into major storms with winds of at least 115 mph.
Experts increase number of storms expected in 2023 Atlantic hurricane season
An updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook released Thursday now calls for 15 named storms, an increase from the initial outlook, and several of them could become hurricanes, experts say.
Tropical Weather Forecast - May 31, 2023
Hurricane season begins on Thursday, June 1st and we are already off to a busy start. We are monitoring a disturbance in the eastern Gulf of Mexico that has a low shot to become a tropical system over the next few days (20%). Whether it develops or not, it is expected to bring some heavy rain and gusty winds to a big chunk of the Florida Peninsula. This is the only system of concern at this time.
Near-average 2023 Atlantic hurricane season expected with up to 17 named storms, NOAA says
NOAA expects 12 to 17 named storms, five to nine hurricanes and one to four major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale). Forecasters said they have 70% confidence in these ranges. The outlook includes the subtropical storm that already formed off the East Coast in January.
Tropical Weather Forecast - May 30, 2023
Hurricane season begins in just 2 days and the National Hurricane Center is already monitoring a disorganized area of showers and storms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for possible development. Right now, chance for development is very low (10%) over the next 48 hours with a 20% shot for formation into a tropical cyclone over the next 7 days. Regardless of development or not, models take this system into the Florida and away from Texas by this weekend. Remember to download the FOX 26 Weather App for the latest radar, alerts and any other important weather info!
Hurricane Season 2023: Are you ready?
Your Gulf Coast Weather Authority is working to get you prepared and our FOX 26 meteorologists share everything you may need from flood insurance to understanding storm surges as hurricane season starts June 1.
What should your hurricane kit include?
Hurricane season starts this week! And that means Meteorologist John Dawson is back, ready to review and talk about all the supplies you may need on his Hurricane Gear Test. He has a reminder on some basic items that all hurricane kits should include.
2023 Hurricane Preparedness Workshop held in Baytown for city residents
At the workshop, residents will learn important information on how to be ready in the event of severe weather by experts from the National Weather Service, Harris County Flood Control, and local emergency management agencies.
New Styrofoam home construction can withstand Category 5 hurricanes, company claims
A new way to build safer and stronger homes is coming to Central Florida, but the material is something you might not expect. The builders say these homes can hold up to category-five hurricanes.
First storm of 2023 hurricane season formed in January, NHC says
The 2023 hurricane season kicked off with an unexpected start as meteorologists discovered a powerful storm in the Atlantic Ocean in January that was designated as a subtropical storm.
Montgomery County launches hurricane season preparedness billboard campaign
The Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor, is launching a billboard campaign to remind residents to plan and prepare for hurricane season.
Hurricane Preparedness Week: Know your risk for water, wind
This Hurricane Preparedness week we're giving you information to help you be ready for when natural disaster strikes.
Checking out Hurricane Hunter Plane as part of Hurricane Awareness Week
Hurricane Season is a month away, but FOX 26' Meteorologist Remeisha Shade got a chance to check out a plane that flies right into those big storms.
2023 Hurricane Awareness Tour: Free, public event coming to Houston
The free event aims to raise awareness of tropical cyclone impacts and the danger of getting caught without a preparedness plan, which is why this year's tour will kick off in Houston just in time for Hurricane Season.
Colorado State University hurricane forecast: 2023 outlook released
What will the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season bring? Colorado State University just released their outlook. Here's what they are calling for.
Ground broken on Inwood Forest for flood mitigation project
The project initially started after the City of Houston bought the former golf course in 2011 and was near completion until Hurricane Harvey caused a delay. Monday marked the first of several flood mitigation projects.