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Tropical Storm Odette forms as hurricane season remains busy with 2 other systems in Atlantic

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Tropical Storm Odette formed off the mid-Atlantic coast Friday a few hundred miles southeast of New Jersey, making it the 15th named storm of the season.

Meanwhile, a disturbance in the eastern Atlantic could develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm over the weekend or early next week, forecasters said.

Also, a third disturbance ...Read more

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Tropical Storms Peter and Odette could form this weekend as Atlantic Ocean is packed with three disturbances

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It’s just past the peak of hurricane season, and the tropics are teeming with activity as forecasters are monitoring three disturbances, two with high chances of becoming tropical depressions by this weekend.

And one of the disturbances is likely to have its effects felt on the U.S. East Coast, according to forecasters, delivering high surf ...Read more

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2 Atlantic disturbances could be tropical depressions soon; there's another wave, too

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MIAMI — Forecasters are monitoring three disturbances Thursday and two have a high chance of turning into tropical depressions soon as they move across the Atlantic.

None of the systems is currently a threat to Florida.

The disturbance closest to the United States is several hundred miles to the south-southeast of the outer Banks of North ...Read more

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2 Atlantic disturbances could be tropical depressions soon

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MIAMI — Forecasters are monitoring three disturbances early Thursday and two have a high chance of turning into tropical depressions soon as they move across the Atlantic.

None of the systems are currently a threat to Florida.

The disturbance closest to the United States is several hundred miles to the south-southeast of the outer Banks of ...Read more

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In response to Western drought, a flood of legislation

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WASHINGTON — Las Vegas visitors can still snap selfies with the mermaids swimming among tropical fish in the Silverton Casino’s massive aquarium and gaze at the colorful dancing water displays of the iconic Bellagio fountains — for now.

But southern Nevada and much of the American West are struggling to cope with a worsening drought that ...Read more

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2 depressions could form in the Atlantic soon. Which one will become Odette first?

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MIAMI — Two disturbances in the Atlantic are right on the verge of strengthening into tropical depressions or storms, and one is worth watching for people in Florida and the Caribbean.

A low-pressure area of thunderstorms a few hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands has the highest chances of strengthening, according to the National ...Read more

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2 depressions could form in the Atlantic soon. Which one will become Odette first?

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MIAMI — Two disturbances in the Atlantic are right on the verge of strengthening into tropical depressions or storms, and one is worth watching for people in Florida and the Caribbean.

A low-pressure area of thunderstorms a few hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands has the highest chances of strengthening, according to the National ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Nicholas flooding Texas coast. And a new depression might form soon

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Tropical Storm Nicholas briefly strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane overnight just before it made landfall on the Texas coast around 2 a.m., and by Tuesday afternoon it was still battering Texas with high winds and drenching rains.

Nicholas smashed up barrier island towns like Surfside Beach, south of Galveston, flooded roads and yards, ...Read more

Tropical Storm Nicholas flooding Texas coast. And a new depression might form soon

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Tropical Storm Nicholas briefly strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane overnight just before it made landfall on the Texas coast around 2 a.m., and by Tuesday morning it was still battering Texas with 60 mph winds and drenching rains.

Nicholas smashed up barrier island towns like Surfside Beach, south of Galveston, flooded roads and yards, ...Read more

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Human remains found inside 504-pound gator suspected in Ida attack, Louisiana cops say

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A massive alligator suspected of attacking and killing a man as he waded through floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ida has been caught, according to officials in southeast Louisiana.

Authorities trapped the animal — a scaly beast measuring 12 feet and weighing 504 pounds — on Monday morning in the area of Avery Estates in Slidell, the St. ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Nicholas to soak Texas. Plus two Atlantic storms could form this week

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Nicholas is set to dump a torrential amount of rain on the Texas coast in the next two days.

The Houston office of the National Weather Service tweeted that 10 to 20 inches of rain could be possible in some spots, and large swaths of Texas and southwest Louisiana could see 5 to 10 inches. Storm surge could be as high as...Read more

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Tropical Storm Nicholas to soak Texas. Plus two Atlantic storms could form this week

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Nicholas is set to dump a torrential amount of rain on the Texas coast in the next two days.

The Houston office of the National Weather Service tweeted that 10 to 20 inches of rain could be possible in some spots, and large swaths of Texas and southwest Louisiana could see 5 to 10 inches. Storm surge could be as high as...Read more

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Drought socks hydroelectricity, putting California in a power pinch

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The annual snapshot of California's electricity generation shows how much drought conditions can affect the state's power mix.

In-state hydroelectricity generation in 2020 dropped 44.3 percent from the year before, according to numbers recently released by the California Energy Commission. All told, 21,414 gigawatt-hours came from a combination...Read more

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Tropical Storm Nicholas to soak Texas. Plus two Atlantic storms could form this week

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Nicholas is set to dump a torrential amount of rain on the Texas coast in the next two days.

The Houston office of the National Weather Service tweeted that 10 to 20 inches of rain could be possible in some spots, and large swaths of Texas and southwest Louisiana could see 5 to 10 inches. Storm surge could be as high as...Read more

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Louisiana declares emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas

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Louisiana, grappling to recover from Hurricane Ida just two weeks ago, is facing another storm and potential flash floods, prompting Governor John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency.

Tropical Storm Nicholas has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico and will gradually strengthen as it comes north along the Texas coast as early as Sunday...Read more

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Tropical Storm Nicholas to hit Texas coastlines tonight and Monday; 3 other disturbances move in the Atlantic

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Nicholas, which formed off the east coast of Mexico this morning, is expected to strengthen as it moves northwest in the Gulf of Mexico.

Nicholas is about 170 miles east-southeast of La Pesca, Mexico, and 260 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande. The system is now moving north at 2 mph with ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Nicholas forms; 3 other disturbances move in the Atlantic

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Nicholas, which formed off the east coast of Mexico on Sunday morning, is expected to strengthen as it moves northwest in the Gulf of Mexico.

Nicholas is about 160 miles east-southeast of La Pesca, Mexico, and 240 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande. The system is now moving north-northwest at ...Read more

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'We're uprooted': Hundreds who lost their homes still waiting for Ida relief aid

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PHILADELPHIA — Robert Majors walked out of Montgomery County's aid center for storm victims on Thursday afternoon with a bag of donated snacks, a Red Cross disaster relief kit, and raw emotion in his voice.

It had been a week since the floodwaters forced Majors, his fiancée and their five kids to flee their rental home in Bridgeport.

"We ...Read more

Tropical Storm Nicholas forms in Gulf of Mexico; 4 disturbances move in the Atlantic

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ORLANDO, Fla. — A tropical disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico became Tropical Storm Nicholas Sunday morning.

Nicholas is 130 miles northeast of Veracruz, Mexico, and 405 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande. The system is now moving north-northwest at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the ...Read more

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Hurricane Larry speeds toward Newfoundland

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Larry maintained its 80 mph winds Friday afternoon as it continued speeding its way toward Newfoundland, Canada, at 35 miles per hour, according to forecasters.

Larry, a large storm that is generating big swells more than 800 miles from its center, is expected to lose intensity as it moves over the cooler ...Read more