Hurricanes of the future may look a lot like Harvey: stronger, slower, much wetter

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MIAMI -- The rain started even before Hurricane Harvey made its way across the Gulf of Mexico and settled atop Texas. It kept coming, overflowing curbs, climbing up staircases, trapping people on roofs and makeshift rafts and drowning dozens.

The record-breaking 60 inches of rain from Harvey last year forced forecasters to add new colors to ...Read more

Five to nine hurricanes predicted in 'near-average' 2018 season

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- We can expect five to nine hurricanes this season, with up to four reaching major hurricane strength, according to a season outlook released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The forecast for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1, calls for a near-normal to above-normal season. ...Read more

Forecasters call for more normal, but still active, Atlantic hurricane season

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MIAMI -- The looming Atlantic hurricane season will likely be active but not nearly as punishing as last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

During a briefing for the annual preseason forecast, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Neil Jacobs said the agency expects to see 10 to 18 named storms, five to nine ...Read more

Coldest April in 20 years across the United States, feds say

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PHILADELPHIA -- Temperatures in the contiguous United States were 2.2 degrees below 20th-century averages last month, making it the coldest April in 20 years, according to the government analysis released Tuesday.

Nationally, it was the 13 coldest April, with Iowa and Wisconsin registering their frostiest on record.

Generally, overnight ...Read more

April in Chicago among coldest in 130 years

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CHICAGO -- Chicago area residents woke up to snow on the ground Thursday, the latest reminder that winter weather's grip is delaying so many spring rites of passage, from Major League Baseball games to bridge-lifting season on the Chicago River downtown – the parade of boats heading for slips offering the surest sign of warm weather ahead.

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