The hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 and NOAA forecasters expect between 12 to 17 named storms. Of those, 5 to 9 could become hurricanes, including 1 to 4 major hurricanes.
El Niño and warm ocean temperatures may offset each other.
The giant storm formed over abnormally warm water in the Pacific. And sea level rise makes storm surge even more dangerous to residents of Guam and the Mariana Islands.
The Atlantic hurricane season has not officially started but the National Hurricane Center has already identified the first subtropical cyclone of 2023 — and it formed months ago.
Hurricane Ian managed to move Tybee Island's beach shoreline 30 feet inland, according to the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
On the Wednesday, Nov. 30 edition of the Georgia Today podcast: Hurricane season is over, Mercer is putting a spotlight on women's rights, a former Georgia prosecutor charged with hindering the police investigation into the killing of Ahmaud Arbery has been ordered to appear before a judge
The storm strengthened into a hurricane on Wednesday after pounding the Bahamas, as U.S. officials ordered evacuations that included former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club.
A revived Hurricane Ian is bearing down on South Carolina's coast and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods.
Rescue crews are wading through water and using boats to rescue Florida residents stranded in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Gov. Ron DeSantis said the U.S. Coast Guard began rescue operations around daybreak.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Ian lands in Florida. Voters will closely watch how the state government reacts to storm damage. Plus, in one of his first stops in the suburbs, Kemp campaigned in Alpharetta with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday and left 1 million people without electricity. Now it's on a collision course with Florida over warm Gulf waters expected to strengthen it into a catastrophic Category 4 storm.
Ian had top winds of 125 mph and storm surge up to 14 feet as it moved over the western end of Cuba. It could head for Tampa and St. Petersburg next, the first direct hit on those cities in a century.
The further west that Ian travels, the more damaging it would be to Georgia agriculture.
Hurricane Ian is nearing Cuba on a track to strike Florida as a Category 4 as early as Wednesday. Ian is already getting stronger and is forecast to move quickly over Cuba's western tip on Monday. Then it will turn northward and slow down over warm Gulf of Mexico waters, conditions ripe for brewing the strongest hurricanes.
Authorities and residents in Florida were keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian in the Caribbean on Sunday, expected to continue gaining strength and become a major hurricane.