Miami coach Mark Richt has announced he will retire, a stunning decision made after three years leading his alma mater and with five years remaining on his contract. Richt says he told Miami athletic director Blake James of his decision Sunday. He says the decision was his. #Canes Mark Richt statement addressed to Hurricanes Family: pic.twitter.com/zl3GJyME0B — Chris Fischer NBC6 (@FischerNBC6) December 30, 2018 Miami struggled to a 7-6 record this season, falling to Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl. The Hurricanes have lost nine of their last 16 games going back to a 10-0 start last season. Richt was 26-13 at Miami, and 171-64 in 18 seasons between Georgia and the Hurricanes. He says, "My true desire is for our football program to return to greatness, and while terribly difficult, I feel that stepping down is in the best interests of the program." Get the latest from NBC 6 anywhere, anytime Download the App Available for IOS and Android Follow NBC … [Read more...] about Miami Coach Richt Retires After Hurricanes Finish Season 7-6
Hurricane 2018 season
Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 2:41 pm PDT, Friday, September 14, 2018 Water passes though a breach in the dune line on Hwy 12 between Frisco and Hatteras Village, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP) Water passes though a breach in the dune line on Hwy 12 between Frisco and Hatteras Village, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP) Photo: Steve Earley, AP Breaches in the dune line on Hwy 12 between Frisco and Hatteras Village, N.C., created by Hurricane Florence's storm surge, are filled in. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) Breaches in the dune line on Hwy 12 between Frisco and Hatteras Village, N.C., created by Hurricane Florence's storm surge, are filled in. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) Photo: … [Read more...] about A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense
Hurricane Florence is still way out in the Atlantic, but the Category 3 storm could threaten the US East Coast by late next week.The first major hurricane of the 2018 season, Florence on Wednesday morning had maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was about 2,000 miles from the US coastline, still way too far out for a confident landfall prediction.Still, the European and American computer models on Wednesday morning showed a menacing hurricane coming dangerously close late next week to North Carolina's Outer Banks, a significant shift westward from earlier model runs. Other predictions, though, showed Florence staying 500 miles offshore.The storm's track will depend on the development and movement of a number of weather systems as the storm gets steered by a large ridge of high pressure in the eastern United States and northern Atlantic Ocean, as well as the progress of a low pressure trough across the country.So, while it's certainly not … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane of the year, could pose a threat to the US East Coast
FROM Fionn and Emma to Aileen and Hector... Brits are becoming accustomed to UK storms being given names like they are in the US. As Tropical Storm Florence threatens to bring havoc in the UK, this is how it all works. Why are some UK storms given names? The naming of storms has long been common in America and now we too are christening severe weather systems. Analysis has shown that naming storms makes people more aware of the severe weather and helps them prepare in advance. So the Met Office and its Irish counterpart Met Eireann decided to follow the US system of giving girls and boys' names to tropical storms and hurricanes. In the winter season of 2016/17, the names included Angus, Barbara, Conor and Doris. Surveys showed people were more aware of the threat and more likely to take action after hearing the name of a storm, rather than a forecast simply saying bad weather is on the way. For example, 89 per cent of people said they were aware of the approaching Storm … [Read more...] about UK storm names 2018 – from Florence and Hector to Brian to Fionn, why are storms given names and who decides?
No where along the Gulf Coast, in Florida or along the eastern seaboard is safe from a hurricane, but climatology shows some areas get whacked more than others.The National Hurricane Center keeps a tally of hurricane landfalls that quantifies the chances of a hurricane passing within 50 nautical miles of specific locations. RELATED: As we enter peak hurricane season it’s eerily quite out there. It’s called the “hurricane return period.” For example, a return period of 20 years, means that, on average, during the past 100 years, a hurricane passed within 50 nautical miles of a specific area about five times. Return rate for a hurricane based on climatology. Courtesy the National Hurricane Center Areas with the highest concerns will be no surprise, but the variability even within Florida is interesting. While a point between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton has a 7-year return period – in the previous 100 years a hurricane passed within 50 nautical miles … [Read more...] about Hurricane 2018: Safest places to live along the coast