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Tropical Storms Peter and Rose are in the Atlantic, and another system is forecast to be a depression

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MIAMI — As Tropical Storms Peter and Rose continue to move across the Atlantic on Monday, forecasters are also eyeing two other systems, one of which could become a tropical depression by the end of the week.

The disturbance that could turn into a depression this week was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms in the far eastern ...Read more

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States use Hurricane Ida damage to push infrastructure bill

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Pointing to stark pictures of inundated buildings and washed-out cars from Hurricane Ida, state and city officials are pressing Congress to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill.

At least 67 people died across eight states, communities were plunged into darkness for weeks while repairs to the electrical grid plodded along, and calls for help ...Read more

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Peter and Rose are in the Atlantic, and another system is forecast to be a depression

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MIAMI — As Tropical Storms Peter and Rose continue to move across the Atlantic on Monday, forecasters are also eyeing two other systems, one of which could become a tropical depression by the end of the week.

The disturbance that could turn into a depression this week was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms in the far eastern ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Rose forms hours after Tropical Storm Peter

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Sunday was a day for tropical storm formation as the 2021 hurricane season saw its 16th and 17th named systems with Tropical Storm Peter and Tropical Storm Rose both swirling in the Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Peter formed in the Atlantic early Sunday morning with Rose following suit by Sunday evening.

As of 5 p.m. EDT, the ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Peter forms in the Atlantic while Tropical Depression 17 strengthens

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Peter formed in the Atlantic early Sunday morning, becoming the 16th named storm of the season. Meanwhile, a tropical depression in the eastern Atlantic formed that could become Tropical Storm Rose.

In the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. EDT update, Tropical Storm Peter was located about 435 miles east of ...Read more

Tropical Storm Peter forms in the Atlantic while Tropical Depression 17 strengthens

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Peter formed in the Atlantic early Sunday morning, becoming the 16th named storm of the season. Meanwhile, a tropical depression in the eastern Atlantic sees high odds of development.

In the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. EDT update, Tropical Storm Peter was located about 435 miles east of the northern ...Read more

Tropical Storm Odette moves away from the US; Peter likely to form while Nicholas fizzles

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Odette, which formed Friday evening off the mid-Atlantic coast, is forecast to bring strong winds to the northeast U.S. and Canada as a post-tropical cyclone later today, the National Hurricane Center said.

As of 11 a.m., Odette was located 235 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and 460 miles southwest...Read more

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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