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World 01 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

More back-up names sought for busy hurricane years

MIAMI (Reuters) - Meteorologists used up so many Atlantic storm names during the 2005 hurricane season that they may have to create a new back-up list in case supplies are exhausted in future busy years, U.S. forecasters said.

World 28 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tropical Storm Delta heads for Canary Islands

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Delta intensified to near hurricane-strength in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday and threatened to lash Spain's Canary Islands as it raced toward northwest Africa, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

World 20 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tropical Storm Gamma drenches Central America

EL PROGRESO, Honduras (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America with heavy rain on Saturday, killing at least nine people and cutting off part of the Honduran coast as the 24th major storm in a record Atlantic hurricane season cut an erratic course toward Cuba.

Lifestyle 31 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

How stars are named

D.J. BATZER explains the naming process of stars.

World 28 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tropical Storm Beta bears down on Central America

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Rain and wind from Tropical Storm Beta lashed Caribbean islands off Nicaragua's jungle-clad coast on Thursday and was forecast to strengthen to a hurricane and dump water onto already sodden hills inland.

World 23 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tropical Storm Alpha hits Dominican Republic, Haiti

MIAMI (Reuters) - Record-breaking Tropical Storm Alpha struck the Caribbean island of Hispaniola on Sunday, threatening Haiti and the Dominican Republic with deadly flash floods and mudslides.

World 23 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tropical Storm Alpha hits Dominican Republic, Haiti

MIAMI (Reuters) - Record-breaking Tropical Storm Alpha struck the Caribbean island of Hispaniola on Sunday, threatening Haiti and the Dominican Republic with deadly flash floods and mudslides.

World 23 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Record-breaking Tropical Storm Alpha in Caribbean

MIAMI (Reuters) - A record-breaking 22nd named tropical storm formed in the Caribbean on Saturday and could bring life-threatening floods and mudslides to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the U.S National Hurricane Center said.

World 19 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wilma strengthens to hurricane, heads for Gulf

MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma strengthened in the Caribbean on Tuesday and headed toward the Gulf of Mexico, where it seemed likely to spare battered U.S. oil and gas fields but threatened storm-weary Florida.

World 18 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wilma set to become intense hurricane

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Wilma is likely to become an intense hurricane as it strengthens in the Caribbean and heads toward the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.