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Lake Tahoe waters plummet as drought, climate change plague resort

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LOS ANGELES — Lake Tahoe’s water level has dropped so low that water is no longer flowing into the Truckee River, and salmon aren’t expected to spawn in a major tributary this year.

Some boat ramps and docks are hundreds of feet from the water line, and clumps of stringy algae have been washing up on beaches, said Geoffrey Schladow, ...Read more

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LOS ANGELES — Lake Tahoe’s water level has dropped so low that water is no longer flowing into the Truckee River, and salmon aren’t expected to spawn in a major tributary this year.

Some boat ramps and docks are hundreds of feet from the water line, and clumps of stringy algae have been washing up on beaches, said Geoffrey Schladow, ...Read more

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Meteorologists think 2021 hurricane season will wrap up without a bang

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane season started with fear-inducing fury, but there’s a chance the final six weeks close with a feeble whimper.

You never want to tempt Mother Nature, especially after 2021 became the seventh consecutive year to have a named storm before the June 1 start of hurricane season.

But meteorologists think the ...Read more

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Low pressure system forms in Caribbean, but has low odds of developing

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A low pressure system formed Wednesday afternoon northeast of the Turks and Caicos, but tropical development will be an uphill battle due to unfavorable environmental conditions in the area, the National Hurricane Center said.

The system is up against strong upper-level winds that do not support storm development.

It ...Read more

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Tropical system in Caribbean forecast to move north, then turn east away from the islands

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A tropical system in the Caribbean has continued to bring rain to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and the southeastern Bahamas for a second day.

Experts say it is likely to move north Wednesday then east Thursday, turning it away from the Caribbean islands.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center say it has a narrow ...Read more

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Hurricane center monitoring low-pressure system in the Caribbean

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center is calling for rainy days over Caribbean communities Tuesday as it watches a low-pressure system with a small potential to become the next tropical depressions of the season.

The system is associated with disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Hispaniola as well as the Turks and Caicos, ...Read more

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Hurricane center monitoring low-pressure system in the Caribbean

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center is calling for rainy days over Caribbean communities Tuesday as it watches a low-pressure system with a small potential to become the next tropical depressions of the season.

The system is associated with disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Hispaniola as well as the Turks and Caicos, ...Read more

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Hurricane center monitoring 2 tropical waves stirring in the Caribbean

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The National Hurricane Center is calling for rainy days over Caribbean communities Tuesday morning as it watches two tropical waves with small potential to become the next tropical depressions of the season.

A tropical wave located about 150 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands is less defined than Monday, according to the 2 a.m. update...Read more

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A tropical disturbance has moved just south of Haiti. There's another east of the Caribbean

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Forecasters are watching two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic, one of which was just south of Haiti on Monday and was expected to reach the southeastern Bahamas by midweek.

Though the environment the tropical wave near Haiti will face in the next few days is not likely to support its development, the tropical wave could gradually develop ...Read more

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There's an uptick in activity in the tropics with two disturbances located east of the Caribbean

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Activity in the tropics is on the rise again, with forecasters monitoring two areas for potential development as a third peters out.

A tropical wave located east-southeast of the far eastern Caribbean is forecast to move in the general direction of the Bahamas this week. It is expected to bring heavy rain and winds to ...Read more

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Three tropical disturbances moving through the Atlantic. Which could form first?

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The National Hurricane Center is now tracking three disturbances moving through the Atlantic Ocean, two near the Caribbean and another near North Carolina’s coast — none of which are forming anytime soon.

A vigorous tropical wave is a few hundred miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 ...Read more

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Tropical system not likely to develop off Florida coast, but it could bring heavy rain

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — An area of low pressure in the eastern Caribbean is forecast to move northwest for the next few days in the general direction of Florida and the U.S. East Coast. The chances of it developing into a tropical system remain very slim due to the presence of strong wind shear, according to the National Hurricane Center, but ...Read more

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Tropical system could develop off Florida coast but wind shear will be a hurdle, forecasters say

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Forecasters are monitoring a system near the southeastern Bahamas for potential development, which could take place anywhere from the eastern Caribbean islands to offshore of Florida’s east coast up to the Carolinas.

It is expected to move west-northwest through the weekend in the general direction of Florida and the...Read more

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Hurricane center tracks system near Florida as Hurricane Sam, Tropical Depression Victor lose strength

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Sam finally devolved from a major hurricane Sunday after spending more than a week over Category 3 status. Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Victor continued to fall apart, but the National Hurricane Center began investigating a system closer to Florida.

Located over the southeastern Bahamas near southwestern Atlantic ...Read more

Hurricane center tracks system near Florida as Hurricane Sam, Tropical Depression Victor lose strength

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Sam finally devolved from a major hurricane Sunday after spending more than a week over Category 3 status. Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Victor continued to fall apart, but the National Hurricane Center began investigating a system closer to Florida.

Located over the southeastern Bahamas near southwestern Atlantic ...Read more

Hurricane center tracks system near Florida as Hurricane Sam, Tropical Depression Victor lose strength

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Sam finally devolved from a major hurricane Sunday after spending more than a week over Category 3 status. Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Victor continued to fall apart, but the National Hurricane Center began investigating a system closer to Florida.

Located over the southeastern Bahamas near southwestern Atlantic ...Read more

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Powerful Hurricane Sam waves to slam Florida while Tropical Storm Victor falling apart

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Sam weakened to a Category 3 storm Saturday as it churns out in the middle of the Atlantic but still threatens dangerous surf conditions on the Florida coast.

The National Weather Service in Melbourne issued a rip current statement Saturday morning about the incoming swell.

“An increasing long period swell moving ...Read more

Victor no longer forecast to be a hurricane. Sam's swells to reach US east coast

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Tropical storm conditions are expected to be felt in Bermuda as soon as Friday night from a nearby Hurricane Sam, that is forecast to pass well to the east of the island tonight.

The island is under a tropical storm warning.

As of the 5 a.m. advisory, Hurricane Sam remains a powerful Cat 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Victor forecast to be at near-hurricane strength early Friday

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Tropical Storm Victor is expected to continue to gain strength over the warm Atlantic waters and become a Category 1 hurricane Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Victor, the season’s 20th named storm and potentially the season’s eighth hurricane, is forecast to undergo rapid intensification Thursday into Friday, meaning that its ...Read more

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Tropical Depression Twenty could form into the season's 8th hurricane, forecasters say. Hurricane Sam remains powerful

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Tropical Depression Twenty, which formed Wednesday in the far eastern Atlantic, is expected to quickly strengthen into Tropical Storm Victor then become a hurricane in within days, according to the National Hurricane Center.

If Victor forms, it would be the season’s 20th named storm. If it reaches hurricane strength, it would be the season’...Read more