Akará is the first named system in the South Atlantic Basin since 2022.
Studies and hurricane experts have warned since the early 2000s that the hurricane forecast cone is not doing its job as people often misinterpret the graphic.
According to initial estimates, between $3-$4 billion worth of damage was done during the 2023 hurricane season.
In Acapulco, families held funerals for the dead on Sunday and continued the search for essentials while government workers and volunteers cleared streets clogged with muck and debris.
Acapulco, known as the Pearl of the Pacific, is recovering after being pummeled by deadly Hurricane Otis, the most powerful storm on record for the Pacific coast of Mexico.
Otis was the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall on the Pacific side of Mexico. It was also the first time an Eastern Pacific hurricane made landfall at Category 5 intensity.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen organized and strengthened into Tropical Storm Ophelia on Friday as it moves toward North Carolina. A Hurricane watch has been issued for parts of eastern North Carolina due to the storm reaching near hurricane strength.
The tides were high, the waves were big, crashing over the sand dunes and flooding the shore. The minor flooding came as a relief.
The storm is not expected to make landfall but will cause a powerful storm surge and the potential for flooding.
Though New England will get hit far worse, it looks like some parts of New York and New Jersey are going to feel the effects of Hurricane Lee this weekend.
On Long Island, both Nassau and Suffolk counties have braced for potential impacts.
Boston could see sustained tropical-storm-force-winds by Friday evening through the first part of the weekend, and concerns are growing that with leaves still on trees the expected wind and possible heavy rain could snap branches and limbs and pull down power lines, leaving thousands of people in the dark.
Authorities are warning this hurricane is a big one and if it decides to change course, you don’t want to be caught unprepared.
They’re predicting 8-10 foot swells and say the bigger the surf, the larger the rip current.
Hurricane Lee is whirling north of Puerto Rico as a Category 3 storm, with forecasters noting it would remain in open waters through this week while on a path to Atlantic Canada.
The latest analysis shows Lee has sustained wind speeds of around 120 mph, making the storm a Category 3, as it slowly churns in the southwestern Atlantic ocean.
Hurricane Lee weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm after reaching Category 5 strength Thursday night. Lee is expected to remain a powerful storm through early next week as its potential path for East Coast impacts remains uncertain.
Hurricane Hunter footage from the eye of Hurricane Lee shows the surreal scene of massive storm clouds towering around a calm eye amid darkness.
Hurricane Lee is undergoing rapid intensification and reached Category 5 status on Thursday evening.
One week after Hurricane Idalia made landfall, medical experts are watching for potential cases of Vibrio vulnificus, bacteria found in brackish waters.