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Get ready for one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, forecasters say

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PHILADELPHIA — The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be destructive and costly and has the potential to be one of the busiest on record.

That's the consensus of several major forecasting services, all of which point to conditions in the tropical Pacific and in the Atlantic hurricane-formation zone that are ripe for a tropical-storm ...Read more

Dubai's record rain floods expensive homes and halts flights

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Dubai flights have been severely disrupted and cars were left stranded on flooded roads after record rainfall over the past day brought the city to a standstill.

The United Arab Emirates experienced its heaviest downpour since records began in 1949, Dubai’s media office said in a statement. It caused chaos for residents as water entered the ...Read more


How strong was tornado that struck Mississippi Coast? Here's the path, wind speed & damage report

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BILOXI, Miss. — A storm system that beat through the Mississippi Coast on Wednesday created a 110 mph tornado that cut a four-mile path through Harrison County, the National Weather Service confirmed Thursday.

The tornado, which the NWS classified as EF1, first touched down at 10:30 a.m. near Cleveland Ladner Road and River Road northeast of ...Read more

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World hits 10th consecutive month of record-high temperatures

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March was the Earth’s 10th consecutive month of record-breaking heat, with populations across much of the northern and southern hemispheres experiencing temperatures overshooting climate targets.

The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service reported Tuesday that record March temperatures globally were 1.68 degrees Celsius (3 ...Read more

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Xcel shuts power off for 55,000 customers due to high wind, fire danger in Colorado

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DENVER — Xcel shut off power to 55,000 Colorado customers across six counties Saturday for a controlled outage planned to last more than 24 hours, citing the dangerous wind conditions and wildfire risks this weekend.

Some of the energy company’s customers in Boulder, Gilpin, Larimer, Douglas, Broomfield and Jefferson counties will see ...Read more

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Massachusetts pounded by wicked nor'easter; solar eclipse forecast looks 'really favorable'

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Hopefully a lot of April showers bring a lot of May flowers.

A nasty early spring nor’easter pounded the region with snow, sleet, rain, wicked strong winds and coastal flooding on Thursday.

The storm sparked tens of thousands of power outages across Massachusetts, and vehicles were spinning out on the roads as police responded to numerous ...Read more


Steamy ocean means 'a very, very busy season' for hurricanes, early forecasts say

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The upcoming hurricane season is shaping up to be another extremely active one, powered by the Atlantic’s record-breaking run of high temperatures.

The early season forecast from Colorado State University — a key pioneer of preseason hurricane forecasting — calls for another above-average season. The bottom line: Florida, and other ...Read more


Steamy ocean means 'a very, very busy season' for hurricanes, early forecasts say

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The upcoming hurricane season is shaping up to be another extremely active one, powered by the Atlantic’s record-breaking run of high temperatures.

The early season forecast from Colorado State University — an early pioneer of preseason hurricane forecasting — calls for another above-average season. The bottomline: Florida, and other ...Read more

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8 tornadoes plow through Kentucky, leaving 1 dead and thousands without power

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The National Weather Service has confirmed eight EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Kentucky during Tuesday’s storm.

Around 4 p.m., the National Weather Service Wilmington, Ohio, office confirmed an EF-1 tornado struck in Mason County along the Ohio border. The tornado started near Minerva, Kentucky, and lifted around the Ohio ...Read more

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Gov. Gavin Newsom surveys California snowpack, unveiling water plan for an uncertain future

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Surrounded by a blanket of snow, Gov. Gavin Newsom donned snowshoes Tuesday to observe officials surveying this year’s snowpack and unveil a new California water resources plan that factors in climate realities.

The snowpack across the state was measured at a little above average — a rarity after recent swings between extreme drought and ...Read more

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Great Lakes ice cover hits record low through mid-March of this year

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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — The sun beat down as Liz Ricketts peered over a wooden bridge on Rosewood Beach in Highland Park. Below her, a narrow stream carved through the sand, flowing from a grove of barren trees into Lake Michigan.

Through the murky water, littered with leaves, she spotted two rainbow trout lingering along the riverbed. They ...Read more

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Dangerous thunderstorms threaten KC area as severe weather possible over most of Missouri

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Dangerous storms that are likely to fire up across the middle part of the United States could bring strong to severe storms to the Kansas City area Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Kansas City.

Warm, muggy air is expected to expand into Kansas City and continue north to the U.S. 36 highway in central Missouri, the ...Read more

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Wet weather forecast for Easter as late-season storm moves through LA area

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LOS ANGELES — After a late-season storm brought reports of flooding on Los Angeles freeways and a tornado warning in Santa Barbara County, a wet Easter Sunday is in the forecast for Southern California.

Up to 2 inches of rain is expected to hit Los Angeles County's foothills and mountains over the next 24 hours, with the storm lingering over ...Read more

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Pollen counts in Atlanta reach “extremely high” levels

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Warm spring days in Atlanta can be lovely but the allergy season can make life miserable for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.

And at the moment, the pollen count for tree pollen in Atlanta has soared to “extremely high” levels, according to the latest measurements released Friday by the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s pollen counting ...Read more

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A 'potentially explosive' hurricane season is coming, predicts AccuWeather

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — AccuWeather on Wednesday released its seasonal forecast, predicting a “potentially explosive” hurricane season this summer and fall.

The season runs June 1 to the end of November, but there is the potential for tropical systems — storms that gain their energy from hot sea surface temperatures as opposed to a ...Read more

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Rains in Philly set 2 records, and flood warnings remain in effect

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PHILADELPHIA — March days around here have been snowier, icier, colder, warmer and certainly more traumatic, but none has been as wet in Philadelphia as March 23, 2024.

By midafternoon, 3.09 inches of rain had been measured officially at Philadelphia International Airport, the highest total for a March day in 150 years of record keeping. It ...Read more

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Colorado weather: Warm spring temps will turn into weekend snowstorm

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Will Sunday bring about a repeat of last Thursday’s snowstorm? It’s too soon to say, but winter weather is once again on the way to Colorado.

Although warm weather will continue in the Denver area Friday — with high temperatures hovering in the mid- to high-60s — snow will already be starting in the mountains Friday night, according to ...Read more

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Blobby creatures washed up on West Coast beaches during marine warming, sucking up energy

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During recent marine heat waves, millions of gelatinous, pickle-like filter feeders washed up on West Coast beaches.

Little has been understood about how the population explosion of the seemingly alien creatures, called pyrosomes, affected life in the Pacific Ocean.

But a new study shows the proliferation of the animals might have sucked up ...Read more

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Denver weather: Lingering snow tapers off Friday, with light snowfall for mountains

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After a massive snow dump across the Front Range and foothills this week, light snow continues to fall across Colorado Friday morning but little to no additional accumulation is expected, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.

Snow showers in the Denver area will continue through noon, possibly turning into rain as temperatures ...Read more

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Colorado weather: Nearly impossible travel conditions expected during upcoming winter storm

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Road conditions across the Front Range mountains and foothills and the Denver metro area could become impossible to navigate starting Wednesday evening as the upcoming major winter storm rolls in.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Boulder expect widespread rain showers throughout the afternoon that will likely switch to a wet, ...Read more