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Hurricane-force gusts batter New England, knocking out power

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The nor’easter that soaked New York battered New England with hurricane-force gusts Wednesday, upending trees and leaving more than half a million homes and businesses without power. Wind gusts of 87 miles per hour ripped through Scituate, Massachusetts, near Boston. They reached 94 mph on Martha’s Vineyard, according to the National Weather...Read more

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Hurricane center tracks Atlantic disturbance that could become tropical depression

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center has got its eye on an area of disturbance with a 40% chance of becoming the 21st named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.

A nontropical low pressure system emerged overnight 150 miles east-southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with gale-force winds, the NHC said in its 8 p.m. Eastern ...Read more

Will hurricane season end with a whimper? Watch La Nina, scientists warn

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TAMPA, Fla. — There hasn’t been much happening in the tropics since Hurricane Sam dissipated on Oct. 5.

This is rare for the Atlantic in October. It’s just the third time since 1995 the tropical Atlantic did not have a single active storm from Oct. 6 to Oct. 27, according to Colorado State Researcher Phil Klotzbach. It’s also great news...Read more

Hurricane center increases odds to 50% for Atlantic disturbance becoming a tropical depression

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center has got its eye on an area of disturbance with a 50% chance of becoming the 21st named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.

A non-tropical low pressure system emerged over night 250 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with gale-force winds, the NHC said in its 8 a.m. ...Read more

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Hurricane center increases odds for formation of disturbance off US coast

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ORLANDO, Fla. — It may be getting cooler, but there are still 36 days left in the Atlantic hurricane season, and experts are watching an area of disturbance that could produce the next named storm of the year.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring the U.S. East Coast, where late Monday a gale area was located about 100 miles southeast ...Read more

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California rainstorm moves south, forcing flood advisories, after setting records in the north

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LOS ANGELES — The powerful storm that walloped Northern California over the weekend moved into Southern California on Monday, bringing with it the potential for localized flooding, strong winds and debris flows across the region.

Los Angeles County was under a flood advisory, officials said, as periodic heavy rain could swamp roadways and ...Read more

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A nor'easter will affect Philly and coast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds

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PHILADELPHIA — With a high of 77 degrees, Philadelphia set a record Monday, and temperatures for the month are running 6 degrees above normal. And while the leaves are taking their grand old time changing, the region is about to get a reminder, maybe two, that we are getting more deeply into autumn.

The first nor’easter of the season is ...Read more

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California rainstorm moves south, forcing flood advisories, after setting records in the north

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The powerful storm that walloped Northern California over the weekend moved into Southern California on Monday, carrying with it the potential for localized flooding, strong winds and debris flows across the region.

A morning flood advisory was issued for southern and eastern San Luis Obispo County, where forecasters said...Read more

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Hurricane center monitoring area of disturbance with odds of becoming tropical depression

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ORLANDO, Fla. — It may be getting cooler, but there is still 36 day left in the Atlantic hurricane season, and experts are watching an area of disturbance Monday morning that could produce the next storm of the year.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring the U.S. East Coast, where it expects a non-tropical low-pressure system to emerge ...Read more

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Heavy rain unleashes mud, debris flows in Northern California areas burned by wildfire

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Bomb cyclone. Rivers of rain. Emergency response officials have been bracing all week for the worst days of the storm — and it finally arrived late Saturday evening. Light scattered showers in Northern California, already burned out by a summer of fire, morphed into an increasingly heavy downpour overnight.

By Sunday morning, the torrential ...Read more

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Lake Michigan has record-breaking temperatures for late October

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Lake Michigan is experiencing record-breaking high temperatures for late October.

According to a tweet from the National Weather Service in Chicago, these temperatures remain higher because of October's weather being warmer than in previous years.

"In fact, as of this morning the average surface water temperature on the lake is around 2 ...Read more

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Saildrone vehicle allows meterologists to see inside eyewall of a major hurricane

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — There’s a slice of atmosphere where ocean meets sky that is a mystery to tropical meteorologists — a chaotic place where hurricane winds tear, 50-foot waves tower and evaporation feeds intensification.

But for the first time, messages from that frothy space were transmitted to scientists from the eyewall of a ...Read more

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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