Model beach houses take a beating as scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science crank up a one-of-a-kind hurricane simulation tank at the school. Scientist Ben Kirtman, the Director of the Cooperative Institute of Marine & Atmospheric Studies explains how creating Cat 5 force winds and waves in the giant tank help with making predications and future forecasts that help save lives.
How can you see the atmosphere? By tracking what is carried on the wind. Tiny aerosol particles such as smoke, dust, and sea salt are transported across the globe, making visible weather patterns and other normally invisible physical processes. This computer simulation allow scientists to study the physical processes in our atmosphere. By following the sea salt that is evaporated from the ocean, you can see the storms of the 2017 hurricane season.
Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello talks to students at the Julio Selles Sola Elementary School during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Rio Piedras a neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
The coastal area from Golden Beach at the Miami-Dade/Broward county line all the way down to Craig Key was placed under Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Depression No. 18 remains on its path to Cuba, South Florida and the Bahamas.
Chris Krupa lived on his 33-foot sailboat, moored in Biscayne Bay, until Hurricane Irma's wind and storm surged washed him and his boat onto a mansion lawn in Coconut Grove. His boat was not the only one that was washed ashore at the home. There are four boats in total.
New aerial footage from the National Weather Service shows the scale of the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The footage from eastern and central Puerto Rico shows the devastation the Category 4 hurricane caused to entire neighborhoods, solar farms, and forests when it made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20. Puerto Rico is still recovering from the impact of the worst hurricane in a century to strike the Caribbean island. More than 80 percent of residents remain without power, and some schools only reopened on Tuesday, October 24, almost five weeks after the hurricane struck.
National Hurricane Center forecasters said Wednesday the tropical system off Central America could still intensify as it crosses warm Caribbean waters but is now expected to encounter a cold front packing strong upper level winds on Sunday.
A tiny encampment for the homeless, flush with supplies, has thrived on a picturesque beach on a San Juan lagoon. Israel Vila lives in a makeshift shelter along the shore and talks about his experience on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 after Hurricane Maria struck the island.