Topic: Hurricane Arlene
Tropical storm Alberto is packing 40 m.p.h. winds while riding the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, but it should dissipate and perhaps end up as rain in New England. It's not the earliest tropical storm on record.
From Arlene to Sean, the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season had 19 major storms. The season saw advances forecasters have made in providing local emergency managers with timely warnings.
Sunday's gubernatorial victory for PRI, which ran Mexico for 71 years with a heavy hand before being ousted in 2000, makes it a clear favorite ahead of 2012 presidential polls.