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Tropical storm watch issued in Florida as Tropical Depression 19 forms off East Coast

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MIAMI - Tropical Depression 19 formed Friday afternoon just off the coast of Florida, and it's on track to dump rain on the state over the weekend before reemerging in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.

The National Hurricane Center said the depression could strengthen into Tropical Storm Sally as soon as Friday evening, so a tropical storm watch ...Read more

Tropical storms Rene and Paulette moving west through Atlantic; 2 more systems could develop

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Tropical Storm Paulette and Tropical Storm Rene, the season's 16th and 17th named storms formed in the Atlantic on Monday, and now Rene is expected to strengthen into the season's fifth hurricane this week, forecasters said Tuesday.

Rene, which formed Monday off Africa's west coast, is likely to become a Category 1 ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Paulette forms in the Atlantic

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Tropical Storm Paulette, the season's 16th named storm, formed in the tropical Central Atlantic on Monday.

Tropical Storm Paulette was located about 1,3075 miles east of the eastern boundary of the Caribbean and had maximum sustained winds measuring 40 mph, according to the 11 a.m. advisory issued by the National ...Read more

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At 121 degrees, Woodland Hills hits all-time high temperature for LA County

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LOS ANGELES - As a historic heat wave left Southern California broiling, Los Angeles' Woodland Hills section on Sunday recorded an all-time high of 121 degrees, which the National Weather Service said was the hottest temperature recorded at an official weather station in Los Angeles County.

It broke the old record of 119 degrees set in July of ...Read more

Hurricane center watches 4 tropical disturbances, 2 with high odds of development

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ORLANDO, Fla. - What was once Tropical Depression Omar weakened to a remnant low Saturday, but the National Hurricane Center continues to monitor several tropical disturbances throughout a busy Atlantic Ocean on Sunday morning.

The NHC issued its final advisory on Post-Tropical Cyclone Omar overnight. The low is expected to merge with a cold ...Read more

Denver to shiver and sweat through a year of weather in days

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Denver is set to post a year's worth of weather records in just a few days - for heat and for cold - while California will continue to swelter.

The temperature hit 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) in Denver Saturday, and by Tuesday 6 inches of snow could be on the ground, according to the National Weather Service. With readings forecast to ...Read more

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S. California heat wave could break all-time records, raising fears of effects

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LOS ANGELES - A dangerous and potentially historic heat wave is forecast to tighten its grip on Southern California this weekend.

Temperatures are expected to reach 118 degrees in Woodland Hills, 114 in Pasadena, 112 in Burbank and 110 in Simi Valley on Saturday and Sunday, said David Sweet, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in ...Read more

Hurricane trackers focus on 3 potential systems as Omar fades away

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Tropical Depression Omar is still hanging on to its strength Saturday, but it's expected to soon fade into a remnant low. After it dissipates, the tropics will remain a busy place as the National Hurricane Center tracks three systems with odds of development in the Atlantic.

Tropical Depression Omar was located about 550 miles ...Read more

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As another heat wave sears California, experts say health impacts will worsen with climate change

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LOS ANGELES - As the second major heat wave in weeks bears down on Southern California, experts and authorities are warning the public to take seriously the health dangers of extreme temperatures that are only getting worse due to climate change.

If the past is any guide, Los Angeles will see a spike in 911 calls, emergency room visits and ...Read more

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Newsom issues emergency order to help curtail power outages amid expected heat wave in California

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LOS ANGELES - With potentially historic temperatures set to sear California through Labor Day weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation aimed at shoring up the state's energy capacity and staving off the kind of power outages and rolling blackouts that left tens of thousands of residents in the dark during the last massive heat...Read more

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As Nana and Omar fade away, forecasters monitoring multiple Atlantic systems

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center is no longer tracking the short life of Hurricane Nana, as the system degenerated into a tropical storm and then a remnant low Thursday. Tropical Depression Omar is expected to start fizzling out as well. But the NHC is tracking four systems with the potential to become the next tropical ...Read more

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Tropical Storm Nana downgraded to depression; hurricane center eyeing another system with high odds

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Tropical Storm Nana weakened to a depression after rapidly losing strength as it cut through northern Guatemala. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center is keeping its eye on several other systems, including one tropical wave with high odds of developing.

First, Nana moved inland of Belize early Thursday and is moving west-...Read more

Tropical Storm Nana likely to become season's fifth hurricane, NHC says

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The fifth hurricane of the 2020 season is likely to form by Wednesday night as Tropical Storm Nana makes its approach toward Belize, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm's forecast track projects that Nana will continue west across the Caribbean Sea, passing near but north of the coast of Honduras on Wednesday. ...Read more

Hurricane Dorian destructive force still an enigma 1 year later

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On Aug. 19, 2019 a large tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa and began slowing brewing in the Atlantic.

Thirteen days later, it would grow into the historic and monstrous Category 5 Hurricane Dorian, a storm so powerful it flattened large areas of the Bahamas.

Dorian was tied for the strongest hurricane on record in the Atlantic to ...Read more

Tropical Storm Nana forms in the Caribbean. Watches issued for Central America

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MIAMI - Tropical Storm Nana, the 14th named storm of the season, has formed South of Jamaica, said the National Hurricane Center.

As of the 12:20 p.m. update, Nana was about 120 miles south-southwest of Negril, Jamaica, with 50 mph maximum winds.

Tropical storm watches were issued for the north coast of Honduras, Roatan Island and the entire ...Read more

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Hurricane Laura caused a Texas river to flow backward for hours

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AUSTIN, Texas - Shortly after the powerful winds of Hurricane Laura made landfall on the Texas Coast last week, the flow of the Neches River slowed and slowed and then reversed entirely.

Although it might sound slightly mythical, last week wasn't the first time a river's been known to reverse course. It wasn't even the first time the Neches ...Read more

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Tropical system expected to form off the coast. What could it mean for the Carolinas?

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RALEIGH, N.C. - A tropical depression could develop in the Atlantic and make its way off the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina.

The potential tropical system, now considered an "area of low pressure," was roughly 135 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, as of 2 p.m. Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.

There's a 90% ...Read more

Three tropical disturbances are being watched in the Atlantic. Two are heading west

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Forecasters are watching a new tropical disturbance in the Atlantic with a high chance of developing into a cyclone as two tropical waves are heading west with a third expected off the West African coast this week.

But the chances of the two current waves developing into cyclones remain low.

As of the National Hurricane Center's noon Tropical ...Read more

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Chemical fire complicates recovery after Hurricane Laura lashes Louisiana

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The most powerful storm to hit Louisiana in 164 years left a trail of shattered glass, crumbled cinderblock and twisted facades across hundreds of square miles, rendering much of the area impassable on Thursday.

Fallen power lines and shorn roofs littered a wide swath of Louisiana while a raging chemical fire spewed acrid smoke and shut a major...Read more

As Hurricane Laura makes landfall in Louisiana, a new wave appears in the Atlantic

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MIAMI - As Hurricane Laura spreads farther inland across southwest Louisiana, forecasters are beginning to monitor a new tropical wave in the Atlantic near Africa early Thursday.

The wave is moving west across the far eastern tropical Atlantic and is a couple of hundred miles east of the Cabo Verde Islands, according to the National Hurricane ...Read more