Storm, moving north toward S. Carolina, expected to strengthen

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A storm moving north along the Florida coast has strengthened to a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said Friday.

It was expected to become Tropical Storm Bonnie in the next day or so.

With sustained winds of 35 mph about 450 miles southeast of Charleston, S.C., the storm was moving at about 13 mph but may slow as it nears the...Read more

'Normal' number of storms forecast for 2016 hurricane season

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MIAMI -- Normal could still be bad.

On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast an average number of storms for the Atlantic hurricane season, with 10 to 16 named storms, four to eight hurricanes and one to four major storms packing winds over 110 mph. But that doesn't mean that the season, which officially begins ...Read more

Atlantic storm likely to strengthen to tropical depression or storm Friday

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MIAMI -- A storm moving north far off the coast of Florida will likely strengthen to a tropical depression or storm later Friday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said early Friday.

Forecasters gave the system, centered between the Bahamas and Bermuda, a 90 percent chance of strengthening, meaning it will almost surely become Bonnie, the ...Read more

Storm off Florida likely to strengthen ahead of Memorial Day weekend

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MIAMI -- A storm brewing far off the Florida coast between the Bahamas and Bermuda is likely to strengthen ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Thursday.

Forecasters said the system, moving slowly over warm waters, is gradually becoming better defined and gave the storm a 50 percent chance of forming ...Read more

150,000 homeless in Bangladesh after cyclone hits

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DHAKA, Bangladesh-- Twenty-four people died and nearly 150,000 were rendered homeless in Bangladesh after a tropical cyclone from the Bay of Bengal pounded the coastal districts of the South Asian country, officials said Sunday.

Those who lost their homes in the storm Saturday have been staying either at state-run shelters or in the open as the...Read more

Rising temperatures, warm air and water, and western Pacific storms kept El Nino out of Southern California

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A mix of rising global temperatures, mysteriously warmed waters off Baja California and unusually far-reaching storms in the western Pacific Ocean blocked this year's El Nino storms from hitting Southern California, the National Weather Service said.

Despite plenty of indicators suggesting that the 2015-16 El Nino rains would be as strong, if ...Read more

Storm caused the worst flooding Houston has seen in 15 years

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HOUSTON -- A storm that hit Houston this week caused the city's worst flooding in 15 years and left five people dead, officials said.

More than a thousand residents of apartment complexes in the northern Greenspoint area had to flee rising floodwaters that engulfed nearby streets, floating to safety with their children in rafts fashioned from ...Read more

Odds of La Nina increase for next winter, bringing concerns the drought may drag on

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In what may be an ominous sign for the end of the drought, the El Nino that brought Northern California its wettest winter in five years is continuing to weaken and appears to be giving way to its atmospheric sibling -- La Nina.

The shift in Pacific Ocean temperatures could mean a drier-than-normal winter is ahead, especially in already parched...Read more

Scientists predict average hurricane season, with 12 named storms

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The year's hurricane season will be near-average, with the formation of 12 named storms, including five hurricanes making landfall along the U.S. coastline or in the Caribbean, according to a prediction released Thursday.

The chances of one major storm, with sustained winds of 111 mph or higher, striking somewhere in ...Read more

Series of rainstorms put flooding in play in LA area

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LOS ANGELES--A storm that moved into Southern California this weekend is expected to peter out Sunday, but another should arrive on Monday, forecasters said.

"These aren't huge storms ... but it'll be just enough to bring out the weeds that we love," said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service's Oxnard office.

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Forecasters harness enthusiasm of amateur spotters for weather intel

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Tricia Clarke stood on a Lakeway hilltop, winds threatening to snatch the ball cap from her head, and pointed across miles of rolling, scrub-covered limestone countryside, past the distant blue line of Lake Travis, to a spot nearly 55 miles away.

That's where one of the region's main Doppler radars sits at Fort Hood. Another, ...Read more