Hurricane season delivers rare quiet for Louisiana. Here's what spared us

This year's hurricane season delivered something Louisiana hasn't had much of recently: quiet. The Atlantic Basin season that began June 1 and ends Wednesday included a near-average number of tropical storms and hurricanes, but also a greatly needed pause in landfalls along the Louisiana coastline, providing residents with more time to recover from the last two disastrously intense years.
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Scientists Conduct First Study to Determine What Happens When Hurricanes and Bushfires Collide

Hurricane-fire collisions or tropical cyclone-fire interactions can drastically change ecosystems. A new study conducted by researchers from multiple countries, including Australia, examined for the first time what transpires when storms and bushfires collide. Cyclone-Fire Interaction. The new paper entitled "Altered cyclone-fire interactions are changing ecosystems" was published in the journal...

First Alert Forecast: shower risks, temperature swings as Hurricane Season ends

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A storm system with a prolific severe weather history in the Deep South will target the Cape Fear Region this Wednesday. Thankfully, though, ingredients for large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes will be far less potent than before. Expect clouds and a solid or broken line of showers and thundershowers with generally modest rain amounts this Wednesday. A couple of 30+ mph wind gusts might try to humble a few holiday inflatables; your First Alert Weather Team will be watching the radar in the unlikely event that truly severe storms attempt to materialize.

What to watch in Miami as Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end

Can you hear that? It's Miami letting out a collective sigh of relief.Driving the news: The six-month Atlantic hurricane season ends today after a storm season that produced 14 named storms.Why it matters: Miami escaped major damage yet again, but Hurricane Ian ravaged Florida's Gulf Coast – killing more than 100 people and becoming the most deadly storm to hit the state since 1935. Hurricane Nicole deteriorated already weakened dunes and coastal areas roughly a month later.What we're watching: The calm after the storm is a time for reflecting — about forecasting changes and legislative action. Here are some of...

Hurricane season 2022 ends quietly

MIAMI -- The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ended Wednesday.This year's hurricane season produced 14 named storms, of which eight became hurricanes and two intensified to major hurricanes with winds reaching 111 mph or greater.In an average season, we typically have 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes.NOAA's Hurricane Season forecast had called for 14 to 31 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes and 3-6 major hurricanes.In comparison, meteorologists at Colorado State University had forecast 20 named storms, 10 Hurricanes and five major hurricanes.There were three hurricane landfalls along the coast of the U.S. mainland. Hurricane Ian first made landfall as...

Former 4-star Oregon commit Avantae Williams enters transfer portal, leaves Miami Hurricanes

Another interesting name popped up in the transfer portal this week, with it being announced that Miami Hurricanes safety Avatae Williams, a former 4-star recruit, would be looking for a new team this offseason. Williams is a former Oregon Ducks commit, offering his verbal to Mario Cristobal back in December of 2018 before changing his mind a year later and de-committing in December of 2019, choosing instead to enroll at Miami. During his three years with the Hurricanes, Williams has had a bit of success, but hasn’t quite seen the field as much as you’d think he would like. He didn’t play...

Florida's Election Accountability & Hurricane Season – Top 3 Takeaways

Election accountability has increased compliance. The words of Governor DeSantis yesterday as Florida’s Election Crimes Division, three weeks removed from Election Day, hasn’t identified a single case of potential voter fraud stemming from the midterm elections. That doesn’t mean there won’t be something which turns up, but what it does mean as was stated by the governor yesterday, is that nothing has. Quoting the governor, I think the fact that we have put in place an ability to hold people accountable if they violate election laws has contributed to, just, compliance. Why worry, why violate the law if you know you’re going to be held accountable? It’s not worth it. And that leads to another important point and key takeaway from this election cycle. It's not just that Florida backed up the smoothest, most well-run election cycle in our state’s history in 2020, it’s that it was even better run this time. That was true in the speed of processing, despite the impact of hurricanes in numerous counties, and that appears to have been true by way of voter fraud. Since the 2018 election cycle there have been 13 criminal convictions for voter fraud in Florida, including three this year stemming from the 2020 cycle (the wheels of justice move slowly as the saying goes), and one overturned election resulting from voter fraud. As I’ve often said and illustrated over the years, just because news media doesn’t choose to report on voter fraud doesn’t mean it didn’t occur. Except that this time around it really might not have which would be a first in Florida were that to be the case. Many have noticed and commented on how Florida’s elections have gone from being the joke of the country to the model the rest of the country should use. That didn’t just happen by accident. Three laws in four years reforming Florida’s elections have been passed under Governor DeSantis resulting in what we’ve seen and experienced. And the potential absence of voter fraud doesn’t just magically happen for the first time in our state’s history either. For all the critics of Florida’s Election Crimes Division, including the numerous loud voices in South Florida news media, they’ve been proven wrong yet again. The best kind of law enforcement is proactive law enforcement leading to crimes that are never committed. Florida’s “election police” as many have derisively referred to the Election Crimes Division, didn’t inhibit anyone from legally voting, however their presence may have resulted in no one casting illegal votes. And speaking about votes...

NHL Rumours: Hurricanes Exploring Options to Bolster Defence

Over this past summer, the Carolina Hurricanes made waves with some heavy-hitting defenceman trades. The team sent Anthony DeAngelo to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for draft picks. This turned heads, considering DeAngelo quarterbacked the team’s powerplay and scored 51 points in just 64 contests. Teams atop the NHL don’t frequently part ways with their highest-scoring defenders. That said, everything clicked just one week later. The Canes acquired Brent Burns from the San Jose Sharks, in exchange for prospects and a draft pick. They grabbed a depth defenceman in Dylan Coghlan from the Vegas Golden Knights, too. Despite these moves, the Hurricanes continue exploring options on defence around the league today.