Weather

Major Hurricane Likely To Hit Gulf Coast This Weekend

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Ida is strengthening in the Caribbean Sea and is forecast to threaten the northern U.S. Gulf Coast as a major hurricane this weekend. A hurricane watch stretches from Cameron, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama state line, including the New Orleans metro area. A storm surge watch has also been issued from the Texas-Louisiana state line …

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At Least 22 Dead In Tennessee Flooding [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: At least 22 people were killed and rescue crews searched desperately Sunday amid shattered homes and tangled debris for dozens of people still missing after record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee. Saturday’s flooding in rural areas took out roads, cellphone towers and telephone lines, leaving families uncertain about whether their loved ones survived the …

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Henri About To Make Landfall In Rhode Island [VIDEO]

AccuWeather reports: Henri was racing full steam ahead over the open Atlantic early Sunday morning, headed north toward a rare landfall in New England. AccuWeather meteorologists say that dangerous impacts are already underway for parts of the Northeast. As of Sunday morning, Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, has implemented a travel ban on I-95 for all empty tractor trailers, tandem tractor …

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Bad Weather Cuts NYC Homecoming Concert Short

ABC News reports: This time, Barry Manilow didn’t make it through the rain. Unlike the Grammy-winning recording artist’s 1980 hit, “I Made It Through Rain,” the superstar-laden “Homecoming Concert” in New York City’s Central Park was canceled because of dangerous weather as Hurricane Henri approached the Northeast on Saturday. Manilow began performing “Can’t Smile Without You,” as part of a …

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Fire Island Urged To Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane

The New York Times reports: As Hurricane Henri churned up the East Coast on Saturday, communities from New York City to Boston prepared for what would be the first hurricane to make landfall on Long Island or in New England in at least 30 years. The governors of New York and Massachusetts activated members of the National Guard to make …

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Henri Becomes Hurricane, CT Gov Declares Emergency

CNN reports: Henri strengthened into a hurricane Saturday morning over the Atlantic on its way to the Northeast, the National Hurricane Center said. Henri, now with sustained winds of 75 mph, is expected to make landfall at or near hurricane strength on Long Island or in southern New England on Sunday, according to the hurricane center. Severe weather warnings have …

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Rare Hurricane Watch Issued For Coastal New England

NPR reports: The National Hurricane Center has issued a rare hurricane watch for parts of New England, warning that Tropical Storm Henri will likely develop into a hurricane before making landfall on the northeastern U.S. coast this weekend. “If Henri strikes southeast New England as a hurricane this weekend, it will be the first direct hurricane landfall since Bob in …

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Last Month Was Hottest June Ever For North America

The New York Times reports: Last month was the warmest June on record in North America, researchers said Wednesday, confirming the suspicions of millions of people who endured some of the hottest temperatures ever experienced on the continent. The Copernicus Climate Change Service, an agency supported by the European Union, said that average surface temperatures for June in North America …

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Elsa Strengthens, Hurricane Alert, Tampa Closes Airport

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Elsa is gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico and may scrape Florida’s west coast, including parts of the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro, as a hurricane through early Wednesday with storm surge, high winds, flooding rain and isolated tornadoes. Early Tuesday afternoon, the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters found flight-level winds in Elsa were stronger …

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Florida Braces For Storm Surge As Elsa Approaches

CNN reports: Potentially life-threatening storm surge, heavy rains and damaging winds — including possible isolated tornadoes — are expected to impact southern Florida on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Elsa takes aim at the peninsula. The storm has prompted tropical storm warnings and coastal flood advisories along parts of Florida’s west coast. Search and rescue teams working at the site of …

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Hurricane Center: Elsa On Path Hit FL Tomorrow Night

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: Tropical Storm Elsa is on a path to hit southwestern Florida and the Florida Keys by late Monday, though all of South Florida will likely be subjected to rain bands, sustained tropical-storm-force gusts and the potential for a few tornadoes, the National Hurricane Center said. Tropical-storm-force winds are most likely to arrive in the Keys …

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Elsa Becomes Season’s First Hurricane, Florida In Path

AccuWeather reports: Hurricane Elsa formed over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean early Friday just west of the Caribbean island of Barbados, one day after the system became the fifth-named storm of 2021. AccuWeather forecasters, having expected the cyclone to reach hurricane force, continued monitoring Elsa and predict it will approach the United States next week after it unleashes heavy …

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New Tropical Storm On Track To Menace South Florida

NBC News reports: Tropical Storm Elsa formed over the tropical Atlantic early Thursday morning and is expected to cause heavy rains that may lead to isolated flash flooding and mudslides in the Caribbean before potentially turning its sights on Florida or the Gulf Coast. Elsa is the earliest fifth named storm on record, beating out last year’s Eduardo which formed …

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De Blasio Urges New Yorkers To Reduce Power Usage

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio pleaded for New Yorkers to reduce their power use on Wednesday afternoon as the city baked in temperatures approaching triple digits. “We need people to take immediate action,” the mayor said in a news conference after the mercury spiked to 98 degrees at LaGuardia Airport, setting an all-time record for the …

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Records Fall Again In Brutal Northwest Heat Wave

The BBC reports: Dozens of people have died in Canada amid an unprecedented heatwave that has smashed temperature records. Police in the Vancouver area have responded to more than 130 sudden deaths since Friday. Most were elderly or had underlying health conditions, with heat often a contributing factor. Canada broke its temperature record for a third straight day on Tuesday …

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Records Tumble Again In Northwest Heat Wave [Video]

The Washington Post reports: The most severe heat wave in the history of the Pacific Northwest is near its climax. The National Weather Service had predicted it would be “historic, dangerous, prolonged and unprecedented,” and it is living up to its billing as it rewrites the record books. On Monday, Portland, Ore., soared to at least 113 degrees, the highest …

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“Historic Heat Dome” Shatters Records In Northwest

AccuWeather reports: To say it’s hot in the Northwest is an understatement. Temperatures have already soared to levels never been experienced in recorded history in this part of the United States — and AccuWeather meteorologists say the summer sizzle hasn’t even reached its peak. AccuWeather’s team of expert forecasters were describing the then upcoming heat wave as “unprecedented”, “life-threatening” and …

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Saharan Dust Plume Brings Orange Skies To Florida

The Associate Press reports: Sunsets across Florida in the coming days could become even more spectacular, as clouds of dust from the Sahara desert sweep in across the Atlantic coast. The plume is expected to dampen storm activity but worsen air pollution, causing trouble for some people with allergies and other respiratory problems. Some health experts say symptoms could mimic …

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Death Valley Approaches All-Time Global Heat Record

AccuWeather reports: As an intense and record-breaking heat wave continues to roast the American West, AccuWeather forecasters are calling for the highest temperature to occur on Wednesday at the lowest point in North America: Death Valley. The forecast high temperature in Death Valley, California, on Wednesday is 126 degrees, with an AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature of 129. Death Valley is the …

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Evacuations As Arizona Wildfire Spreads In Record Heat

CNN reports: One of Arizona’s largest wildfires has scorched more than 139,000 acres and continues to spread rapidly as weather conditions are expected to remain hot and dry. More than 1,000 people are fighting to tame the Telegraph Fire, burning east of Phoenix, as it has grown and began merging with the neighboring Mescal Fire. Both fires have charred more …

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