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Tropical Storm Don beginning to weaken

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MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Don is beginning to fizzle less than a day after it formed, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Tuesday morning.

The storm, located 155 miles southeast of Barbados at 11 a.m., had slowed to sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving west at about 20 mph, forecasters said. A hurricane hunter plane sent to investigate...Read more

Brewing Caribbean storm could become tropical cyclone in two days

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MIAMI -- A low pressure system churning across the Caribbean has about a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next two days, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Monday.

The system, located about 750 miles east of the Windward Islands and moving west at about 15 mph, had no defined center early Monday but was expected...Read more

Forecasters eye far Atlantic as remnants of tropical depression linger

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Another week, another area of potential storm development in the Atlantic.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are watching a patch of weather in the far eastern Atlantic that so far has a slight chance of becoming a tropical cyclone.

Forecasters say an area of disorganized rain showers a few hundred miles ...Read more

Hurricane Eugene will bring big waves to parts of Southern California coast

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SAN DIEGO -- Hurricane Eugene has generated wave energy that will hit San Diego County beaches sooner and harder than anticipated, with the leading edge of the surf arriving by Monday night.

The National Weather Service has updated its forecast to say that many south-facing beaches will receive 4-foot to 6-foot waves, with occasional 7-footers,...Read more

At 98 degrees, heat in downtown LA breaks 131-year-old record

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LOS ANGELES -- Downtown Los Angeles hit a record high of 98 degrees Saturday, as a wildfire in northern Santa Barbara County continued to burn out of control and the region suffered through the third day of a blistering heat wave.

Downtown LA's record high temperature beat out the 131-year-old record of 95 degrees set in 1886, according to the ...Read more

Tropical depression forms in Atlantic but 'amorphous blob' not expected to last

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MIAMI -- Calling it an "amorphous blob," hurricane forecasters on Thursday said a tropical depression rolling toward the Windward Islands is not expected to last through the weekend.

In their 11 a.m. EDT advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the storm located about 1,200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles has become less organized...Read more

Tropical depression has 70 percent chance of forming this week

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- There's a good chance a tropical cyclone will form over a far-off area of the Atlantic Ocean later this week, say forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The patch of showers and thunderstorms has been given a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression over the next two days forecasters said in ...Read more

California's 'flex alert' sends electricity prices skyrocketing. Was it necessary?

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LOS ANGELES -- As record-setting temperatures surged into the triple digits in parts of California this week, the manager of the state's electrical grid put out an urgent plea: Turn down the AC and conserve power to avoid rotating outages.

The two-day "flex alert" by the California Independent System Operator drew headlines from dozens of media...Read more

California heat wave claims the lives of 2 Bay Area seniors

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A record-breaking heat wave that has been roasting California for days has claimed the lives of two seniors in San Jose, public health officials said Wednesday.

A 72-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman died from heat-related illnesses Monday, according to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Days of punishing heat probably ...Read more

Flood warnings continue for Panhandle and Gulf Coast as Cindy churns northward

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MIAMI -- Flash flood warnings covered parts of the Florida Panhandle Wednesday as Tropical Storm Cindy weakened slightly on its trek toward the Gulf Coast.

In their 11 a.m. EDT advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Cindy was located about 180 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, and had weakened slightly, with sustained winds of ...Read more

Calif. heat wave: It was 127 degrees in Death Valley, and miserable just about everywhere else

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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- In Death Valley, the heat brought even the roadrunners to a stop. They stood arched to the sky with their beaks wide open, as if in a stupor, or indignant at what the sun was up to.

The landscape blurred and undulated. People moved as if they were walking through glue. When a light breeze came in the ...Read more

Death Valley heat wave forces restaurant to close

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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- The temperature in Death Valley's crumpled badlands was expected to reach 126 degrees by Tuesday afternoon, but things started to cook long before that at the Wrangler Restaurant in Furnace Creek.

By 7 a.m., on the first day of summer, customers, short-order cooks and waitresses were already sweating it out...Read more

Extreme heat forces flight cancellations in Southwestern US

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LAS VEGAS -- Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city -- and much of the region -- withers under another day of excessively hot temperatures.

The National Weather Service reported that Phoenix is expected to hit 120 degrees by late Tuesday afternoon. That would be two degrees shy of the ...Read more

Skiers hit the slopes in bikini tops as California's endless winter endures a heat wave

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Skiers in bikini tops are showing up on California mountain slopes that could remain open into August. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail must cross miles of deep snowfields that should have melted a month ago, some of them scrambling for their lives in the icy water of raging mountain streams.

For Stev Fagran, a 56-year-old schoolteacher from ...Read more

Gulf coast and Panhandle should brace for heavy rain, forecasters say

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MIAMI -- The Florida Panhandle and the Louisiana and Texas coasts should brace for heavy rain as a messy storm system approaches Tuesday, hurricane forecasters said.

In their 11 a.m. EDT advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the storm, located 265 miles south of Louisiana's southeast coast, is becoming better defined. They expect...Read more

Tropical storm Bret forms in Atlantic; 2nd system in Gulf sparks warning for Louisiana

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Two Atlantic tropical systems in the normally quiet month of June is unprecedented, hurricane forecasters say.

On Monday afternoon, Tropical Storm Bret formed in the Atlantic and another system in the Gulf of Mexico seemed on the verge of tropical status, earning the designation Potential Tropical Cyclone Three.

...Read more

Forecasters watching 2 systems likely to become tropical storms in coming days

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A broad area of low pressure located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea now has a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm over the next five days as it moves north and into the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said Monday.

If the system does develop, it eventually could affect the Gulf Coast from Texas ...Read more

169 dead in Sri Lanka floods; waters recede

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– Relief workers continued to help flood and landslide victims Monday as the number of weather-related deaths rose to 169, officials said, adding that water levels are now receding.

Over 100 others are remained missing after five days of severe weather across the country, the Disaster Management Center said.

The ...Read more

US weather agency predicts above-normal hurricane season

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-normal 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season, with five to nine hurricanes -- two to four of them Category 3 (winds at least 111 mph) or stronger. The forecast calls for 11 to 17 tropical systems (winds a least 39 mph).

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and runs until...Read more

Hurricane Andrew's legacy remains as 25th anniversary approaches

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- There was no air conditioning and parts of the roof were gone, so the mosquitoes would swarm in on those hellishly hot nights. People had their guns ready for the looters. There were also monkeys, llamas, cougars and who knows what else roaming around.

Lorraine Valladares was a middle school teacher who lived on the eastern ...Read more

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