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National Hurricane Center watching area of low pressure expected to form near Cuba

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A broad area of low pressure expected to form southwest of Cuba has a "medium chance" of developing into a tropical depression over the next five days, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Gradual development of the disturbance is possible as it slowly moves west-northwest over the northwestern Caribbean ...Read more

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PG&E plans to cut power to 89,000 Northern California customers starting Sunday because of fire conditions

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Pacific Gas & Electric plans to cut power to 89,000 customers in parts of 16 counties beginning early Sunday as dry, unseasonably hot conditions and strong winds continue to increase fire danger across much of Northern California, officials announced Saturday evening.

The shut-off will be in three phases and last until late Monday, officials ...Read more

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PG&E warns 21,000 customers of potential outages as heat, wind are expected to boost fire danger

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The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. may cut power to about 21,000 customers in parts of California's Butte, Plumas and Yuba counties this weekend as dry, unseasonably hot conditions and strong winds are expected to increase fire danger in the region.

Utility officials said Thursday that a "public safety power shutoff" could be necessary because "hot...Read more

Hurricane center down to 2 post-tropical storms Beta and Teddy, both still flood threats

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ORLANDO, Fla. - After two weeks of following multiple storm systems, the National Hurricane Center is tracking just two post-tropical storms; Teddy and Beta, both of which are degenerating but remain flood threats.

First, what was once Hurricane Teddy is now a post-tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, and is still moving at a ...Read more

Disturbance could bring rain to Florida later in week; Tropical Depression Beta weakening over Texas

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ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center had a crowded spate of systems to keep track of Tuesday with a disturbance that could impact South Florida later this week, along with a hurricane, tropical storm and depression all swirling throughout the Atlantic Ocean.

First, the NHC is monitoring a system with odds of becoming the next tropical ...Read more

Tropical system emerges over South Florida as Hurricane Teddy targets Bermuda, Beta moves toward Texas

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ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center remains attentive to several storm systems in the Atlantic including still-large Hurricane Teddy, a new tropical system with odds of development over South Florida and Tropical Storm Beta migrating toward Texas.

First, Hurricane Teddy remains a powerful Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds ...Read more

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3 years after Hurricane Maria, survivors in Central Florida count blessings

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Gabriel Mejias Ocasio remembered Sunday the wrath of Hurricane Maria, which struck in Puerto Rico three years ago Sunday.

Thousands dead. Homes obliterated, businesses destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of islanders left without power, many for nearly a year. Over 200,000 islanders eventually fled to the mainland, about 70,000 ...Read more

Hurricane Teddy brings flooding, dangerous rip currents to North Carolina coast

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Hurricane Teddy was bringing dangerous conditions to the North Carolina coast Sunday as it tracked through the Atlantic, forecasters say.

The storm was located about 300 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and was moving northwest at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, the National Hurricane Center said at 11 a.m. EDT ...Read more

Tropical Storm Beta slowly moving toward Texas coast; Wilfred now a tropical depression

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ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor several storms across the Atlantic basin Sunday, including Hurricane Teddy, Tropical Storm Beta and now Tropical Depression Wilfred.

Tropical Storm Beta, named using the Greek alphabet, continues to slowly churn in the northwestern Gulf Coast toward Texas. This slow motion is ...Read more

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Tropical storms will keep popping up, but how will we know which is the next Big One?

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PHILADELPHIA - That the record-setting tropical storm traffic in the Atlantic Basin is going to persist is all but a given, forecasters say. The deeper and more frightening question is, Will any of the storms become monstrously destructive hurricanes and when will we know it?

As they relearned in August with Laura, whose winds doubled from 75 ...Read more

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Tropical storm names now will be Greek letters for first time since 2005

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Tropical storms have blown through 2020's predetermined A-W names and now must use Greek letters - a practice required only once before, during the record-breaking 2005 season that included Hurricane Katrina.

Meteorologists gave the last English-alphabet name, Tropical Storm Wilfred, to the 21st storm of the 2020 season Friday, exhausting the ...Read more

Tropical Storm Wilfred could form in Gulf; Hurricane Teddy remains a major Category 4

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Tropical Depression 22 could become the next tropical storm and the final named storm of 2020 hurricane season's alphabetic name list, forcing hurricane specialists to begin using letters from the Greek Alphabet for future storms. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring five other systems in the Atlantic basin ...Read more

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Hurricane Teddy keeps strengthening, on track to Bermuda. Two depressions may also form

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MIAMI - A strengthened Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama early Wednesday, battering the area with heavy rain and winds over 100 mph. Trouble may also be coming for Bermuda, which is forecast to be in the path of a powerful Hurricane Teddy early next week.

Hurricanes Sally and Teddy aren't the only systems on the National Hurricane Center...Read more

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One name is left on the hurricane list, and it's only September. Why so many storms?

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MIAMI - There's only one name left on the National Hurricane Center's alphabetical list of storm names. After Wilfred, it's time for names left untouched since 2005: the Greek alphabet.

And with a good two months left in the formal hurricane season, it's likely that Tropical Storm Alpha might make an appearance somewhere in the Atlantic before ...Read more

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'Absolutely surreal.' Florida Panhandle hit with severe flooding from Hurricane Sally

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A last-minute eastern wobble brought the Category 2 winds of Hurricane Sally - and two feet of rain - to the Florida Panhandle overnight.

Although the storm made landfall in Alabama early Wednesday, it brought hurricane and tropical storm force winds from Pensacola to Panama City. The hurricane flooded dozens of roads, left more than 10,000 ...Read more

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2020 hurricane hunting evolves with new technology in light of COVID-19 safety concerns

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ORLANDO, Fla. - When the hurricane hunter aircraft collected data for Hurricane Laura in August, most of the meteorologists analyzing it weren't on board. That's something new for 2020. They now work thousands of miles away in their own homes interpreting the data thanks to new software developed out of necessity in a COVID-19 world.

Systems on...Read more

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Hurricane Sally creeps toward Gulf Coast, poses threat of flash flooding

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Hurricane Sally is inching toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, where it could inflict as much as $5 billion in damage and losses across Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle from the "historic" flooding it's about to unleash on the region.

Sally's core will come ashore Wednesday along the Mississippi and Alabama coastline, reducing the threat ...Read more

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With newly formed Tropical Storm Teddy, NHC tracking five named systems at once

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MIAMI - Tropical Storm Teddy formed in the busy Atlantic early Monday and was expected to "become a powerful hurricane" later this week, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A new tropical depression, the 21st of the season, has also formed in the far eastern Atlantic and was expected to be short-lived, according to the hurricane center....Read more

Smoke from West Coast wildfires pulled into cyclone 1,000 miles offshore, video shows

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Smoke from wildfires raging across the West Coast has drifted 1,000 miles or more over the Pacific Ocean, where it has been pulled into a cyclone, satellite images show.

A video posted Saturday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows smoke from the fires in California, Oregon and Washington being pulled into a swirl over ...Read more

'Fire tornado' hit Huntington Lake, with some roots still burning at more than 1,500 degrees

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FRESNO, Calif. - A "fire tornado" scorched the area near Huntington Lake when the Creek Fire initially picked up in intensity last week, according to Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chris Donnelly.

The large flames and high winds caused many trees to be uprooted in the old meadow area in front of Kennolyn Camps on the north side...Read more