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Tropical Storm Harvey forms, bound for Caribbean and Central America

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MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Harvey formed Thursday on a path projected to roll through the Caribbean toward Central America -- but not threaten South Florida.

At 5 p.m. EDT, the National Hurricane Center said Harvey had just reach tropical storm strength, with wind speeds of 40 miles per hour. The Windward Islands covering Martinique, the ...Read more

2 more waves crossing Atlantic as Hurricane Gert heads offshore

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MIAMI -- Hurricane forecasters are tracking two more waves crossing the Atlantic as Hurricane Gert begins turning east and heads out to sea.

In their Tuesday evening advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the hurricane was headed northeast at about 12 mph and is expected to speed up over the next couple of days. Gert became a ...Read more

Gert likely to become a hurricane Tuesday, forecasters say

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MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Gert, the seventh named storm of the Atlantic season, continued to strengthen Monday and could become a short-lived hurricane Tuesday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.

Gert powered up over the weekend as it rolled northward off the Florida coast. In their 11 a.m. EDT advisory, forecasters said sustained winds ...Read more

New Orleans braces for new flooding as it copes with power outages, failed pumping system

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Heather Wright is a New Orleans native, so she knows that flooding is a part of life in the city. New Orleans lies up to 10 feet below sea level and is mostly surrounded by water.

"I've lived in New Orleans all my life, so water is in my DNA," Wright said Friday. "I survived Hurricane Katrina and lived through that, but this was the highest I'...Read more

2016 hottest year on record, NOAA reports

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LOS ANGELES -- Last year was the hottest year on record for the planet, according to a report published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday.

NOAA's 27th annual State of Climate report, a collection of monthly summaries recapping climate-related data, found that 2016 was the warmest year in 137 years of record ...Read more

Franklin becomes first Atlantic hurricane of 2017 season

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MIAMI -- Franklin became the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season Wednesday as it churned toward the Mexico coast near Veracruz.

In their 5 p.m. EDT advisory, National Hurricane Center forecasters said the storm was expected to make landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday with sustained winds of 75 mph and higher gusts. Much of the ...Read more

Hurricane forecasters think we'll have even more named storms this season

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MIAMI -- The 2017 hurricane season, already forecast to churn out more storms than usual, is likely to get even busier.

On Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration increased its forecast, just as the season peak nears, calling for 14 to 19 names storms, five to nine hurricanes and two to five major hurricanes with winds ...Read more

Winds sweep through Kansas town, damaging homes and businesses

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KIOWA, Kan. -- Greg Miller had just pulled up to his garage Saturday when the storm hit and he realized the garage door wouldn't open.

He waited in his truck, convinced that his windows couldn't withstand the storm. The hail and wind were so heavy that he didn't see when the garage collapsed in front of him, crushing his mother's car.

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Franklin expected to roll over Yucatan Tuesday

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MIAMI -- The Atlantic's sixth tropical storm of the season is expected to strike the Yucatan Peninsula late Monday or early Tuesday and could intensify to a hurricane by the time it makes landfall, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Monday.

In their 5 p.m. EDT advisory, forecasters said Tropical Storm Franklin will near the coast Monday...Read more

New depression near Tampa quickly strengthens into Tropical Storm Emily

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Emily formed off the coast of Tampa Monday from a weather system that just hours earlier was designated as Tropical Depression Six.

Shortly before 8 a.m. EDT, the National Hurricane Center issued a special advisory indicating that the depression had become a tropical storm west of the Tampa Bay-area.

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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

 

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