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Cat 1 Hurricane Hanna Aims For Texas Coast [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Tropical Storm Hanna was upgraded to a hurricane Saturday, moving toward the Texas coast and threatening to bring heavy rain, storm surge and possible tornadoes. Hanna is now the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, according to the National Hurricane Center. Maximum sustained winds increased to 75 mph, the hurricane center said in a Saturday …

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NOAA Forecasts Unusually Active Hurricane Season

The Washington Post reports: The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be unusually active, according to a seasonal outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Any landfalling storms could create unprecedented challenges for government officials working to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, which scientists expect to continue, albeit possibly at a slower pace, throughout the summer. The …

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6.4 Magnitude Quake Rattles Nevada And California

KTLA reports: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck in a remote part of western Nevada early Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit at 4:04 a.m. about 130 miles southeast of Reno and 60 miles east of Mono Lake — about halfway between Las Vegas and Reno. A USGS map shows the location …

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NYC Sees Snow In Mid-May For First Time In Decades

CBS News reports: Snow fell in Central Park early Saturday morning, tying a record for May snowfall set in 1977, according to the National Weather Service. “In New York City at Central Park this morning, it was- it tied for the latest snowfall we’ve ever seen,” said CBS News meteorologist Jeff Berardelli. In upstate New York, a significant amount of …

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“Historic” Mid-May Snowstorm Likely For Northeast

The New York Post reports: A polar vortex is sweeping into the Northeast this weekend, and it could bring the region its first measurable May snowfall in 18 years — and potentially record low temperatures to the Big Apple, forecasters predict. The wintry air mass is expected to send a chill through the region beginning on Friday, according to the …

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Punxsutawney Phil Predicts An Early Spring [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Punxsutawney Phil was pulled from his burrow in Gobbler’s Knob Sunday morning and did not see see his shadow, which, according to legend, means an early spring and warmer temperatures are coming. Of course, even the organizers of the annual Groundhog Day event in western Pennsylvania acknowledge that turning to a large rodent for weather forecasting …

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Northeast Digs Out After Paralyzing Snowstorm

Weather.com reports: A winter storm that marched across the United States last week slammed into the East Coast on Monday, closing schools and government offices, canceling flights and making commutes treacherous. Boston Public Schools announced that all city schools will be closed Tuesday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga …

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Storms Cause Thousands Of Delayed, Canceled Flights

Yahoo News reports: A trio of storms packing heavy snow and hurricane-force winds wreaked havoc Wednesday for Americans on the move for the Thanksgiving holiday. On one of the busiest travel days of the year in America — an estimated 55 million people planning to drive or fly — highways in the West and Midwest were closed because of snow …

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Winter Storms To Snarl Thanksgiving Travel For Millions

CNN reports: Millions of Thanksgiving travelers in the US will get walloped this week by several storms, including a dangerous system threatening parts of the West Coast. From California to Michigan, more than 20 million people are under winter weather advisories, watches or warnings, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. And we’re still 26 days from the official start of winter. …

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High Winds May Ground Macy’s Parade Balloons

CNN reports: It’s a time-honored tradition for many to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but this year it could be missing a key element: its 16 giant character balloons. Officials in New York City may have to ground the iconic balloons due to windy conditions. They cannot be flown when sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 …

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6.0 Quake Rattles Puerto Rico As Tropical Storm Hits

CBS News reports: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, scaring and rousing many from their sleep in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit 49 miles off the island’s northwest coast at a shallow depth of 6 miles. Three aftershocks, with magnitudes of 4.7, 4.6 and another of 4.6, hit within less than …

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Bermuda Braces For Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

The Associated Press reports: Bermuda’s government called up troops and urged people to stay off the streets as the British Atlantic territory prepared for a close brush Wednesday with Hurricane Humberto, a powerful Category 3 storm. Authorities ordered early closings of schools, clinics and government offices. Gov. John Rankin called up 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment to prepare …

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Dorian Batters North Carolina’s Outer Banks As Cat 1

The Associated Press reports: Dorian howled over North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday, lashing the low-lying barrier islands as a weakened Category 1 hurricane. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association weather station at Cape Lookout, located inside the western eyewall of Dorian, reported sustained hurricane-force winds of 74 mph (119 kmh), the National Hurricane Center reported early Friday. At 5 …

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Dorian Hits Category 3 Again As South Carolina Braces

CNN reports: As Hurricane Dorian continues moving up the southeastern US coast, South Carolina was feeling its effects Thursday morning. The storm had lost some of its strength after hitting the Bahamas. But it intensified again into a Category 3 storm Wednesday night, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The city of Charleston …

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BAHAMAS: Aerial Footage Reveals “Utter Devastation”

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Dorian delivered yet another night of slashing winds and driving rain to the already devastated northwestern Bahamas, and there appeared little hope of relief Tuesday as the deadly storm began slowly moving away from the islands. Aerial video from Great Abaco Island, where Dorian made a second landfall, begins to provide an idea of how …

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Hurricane Dorian Slowly Leaves Bahamas As Category 2

CBS News reports: Hurricane Dorian started to move northward toward the U.S. Tuesday morning after stalling over the Bahamas and causing widespread devastation. Millions of people in Florida and the Southeast were anxiously watching the storm, a powerful and menacing threat sitting miles off the Florida coast. Dorian was a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph …

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Millions Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Despite the favorable movement of the cone of uncertainty, which shows the likely course of the hurricane’s center, forecasters warned against Floridians concluding that they had escaped the worst. “Although the center of Dorian is forecast to move near, but parallel to, the Florida east coast, only a small deviation of the track toward the …

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1100+ Flights Canceled, Airports Close Ahead Of Dorian

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Palm Beach International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will close today as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida. The state has suspended tolls on major highways in advance of the storm, under orders from Gov. Ron DeSantis. Tolls have been suspended on Florida’s Turnpike, Alligator Alley, the Sawgrass Expressway, the SR 528 Beachline Expressway, SR 417 …

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Dorian Stalls Over The Bahamas, US Evacuations Begin

The New York Times reports: As Hurricane Dorian struck the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said that the maximum sustained winds around the eye of the “extremely dangerous” storm had reached 185 miles an hour, making it a “catastrophic” storm with “devastating winds.” Early Monday, after the eye of the storm had reached Grand Bahama Island, the …

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FLORIDA: Christians Rebuke Dorian In Name Of Jesus

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Using the power of prayer, a congregation gathered at the Jacksonville Beach Pier to keep Dorian away from Jacksonville, and tell the storm to “calm down.” “We’re coming out here as group of believers like we did 2 years ago for Hurricane Irma,” Mary Paker said. “We came and got in a circle and prayed …

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