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NYC Doubles Last Winter’s Snow Total In One Day

The New York Times reports: With forecasters predicting New York could get up to a foot of snow when a nor’easter hit on Wednesday, residents braced for what had the potential to be the most severe winter storm since a blizzard shut down the city in January 2016. The snowfall was fierce for a time — coming down at a …

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NYC Gets Warning Of “Blizzard-Like Conditions”

Gothamist reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio gave an update this afternoon on the anticipated snowbonanza, relaying the NWS forecast of 8-12 inches of snow between Wednesday and Thursday, though he stressed that that number could change in the next 24 hours. It’s expected to begin snowing around 4 p.m., but Thursday morning is when there could be dangerous “blizzard-like conditions” …

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De Blasio: No More Snow Days For NYC Students

The New York Daily News reports: In what could prove to be the most controversial statement of his tenure, Mayor de Blasio declared Tuesday that snow days for New York City school kids are a thing of the past. Students taking in-person classes can blame that cold, cold new reality on remote learning, which has become necessary and almost universal …

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Snow Plows Force Stop To NYC Outdoor Dining

The New York Daily News reports: New York City restaurant owners are getting whacked a second time. A storm on track to blanket the city with up to 12 inches of snow will force the shut down of outdoor dining at restaurants, many of which are reeling from indoor dining closures that went into effect Monday. Restaurants that offer outdoor …

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Northeast Told To Brace For “Major Winter Storm”

The New York Daily News reports: Snow, ho, ho! The Northeast should brace for a “highly impactful” winter storm starting Wednesday — a weather wallop that could deliver enough powder to last long enough for a white Christmas, according to Accuweather. As a powerful storm slamming the West Coast travels east, it could be responsible for anywhere from 6 to …

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Hurricane Zeta Makes Louisiana Landfall At Near Cat 3

The Associated Press reports: The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Zeta has crashed ashore in storm-weary Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 storm, striking the latest blow of an extraordinarily busy Atlantic tropical storm season. The Miami-based center says a hurricane hunter aircraft confirmed at 4 p.m. Wednesday that the menacing storm had made landfall near Cocodrie, Louisiana. The fast-moving …

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Louisiana Gov Issues Warning On Hurricane Zeta

CBS News reports: The 2020 hurricane season continues to overachieve as Hurricane Zeta formed Monday as it heads toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The storm is taking a track similar to Hurricane Delta, striking near Cancun and then heading towards the Northern Gulf Coast. Zeta is located about 120 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, with maximum winds of 70 mph, the …

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Hurricane Delta At Cat 4, Gulf States On Alert [VIDEO]

AccuWeather reports: AccuWeather meteorologists have put the Gulf Coast of the United States on high alert for what could be a disastrous strike later this week by a very dangerous hurricane. Overnight and through early Tuesday morning, Hurricane Delta escalated quickly into a Category 4 storm and forecasters warn it could strengthen even more before it strikes the Yucatan Peninsula. …

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Hurricane Center Uses Up All Of 2020’s Storm Names

The Associated Press reports: Tropical Storm Wilfred formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean Friday morning, using the last of the traditional names for tropical systems in a record-setting Atlantic hurricane season. “Wilfred” is the last name on the Hurricane Center’s list of storm names for this season. “Get out the Greek alphabet,” the National Hurricane Center tweeted. The only time …

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Hurricane Teddy Forecast To Reach Cat 4 By Tomorrow

Reuters reports: Hurricane Teddy has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane and will reach Category 4 strength on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory. The hurricane was located about 820 miles (1,315 km) east of the Lesser Antilles, packing maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km/h), the NHC said on Wednesday. …

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Hurricane Sally Hits Alabama At Category 2 [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, Wednesday morning, bringing with it Category 2-strength winds and life-threatening storm surge. The National Hurricane Center reports that the slow-moving storm made landfall at 5:45 a.m. ET with maximum sustained wind speeds of 105 mph. In an update published less than an hour before landfall, the NHC warned that “significant …

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Hurricane Sally Now Set To Make Landfall Near Mobile

CBS News reports: Hurricane Sally is moving toward the Gulf Coast, threatening to bring possible historic flooding and “extreme life-threatening” flash flooding, according to forecasters. The eye of the storm is expected to pass near the coast of southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday before making landfall Tuesday night or Wednesday morning in the hurricane warning area, which stretches from east of …

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Hurricane Sally Strengthens To Category 2 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A rapidly intensifying Hurricane Sally is closing on the northern Gulf Coast, threatening Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama with high wind and possible flooding from storm surge and heavy rain. Sally reached Category 2 strength with sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph) and the potential for as much as 2 feet (0.6 meters) of rain. It …

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NOLA Gets Sally Warning, Teddy Set To Become Cat 3

The Weather Channel reports: A hurricane warning has been issued for portions of southeastern Louisiana east of Morgan City, Louisiana eastward to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas and metropolitan New Orleans. Hurricane conditions (winds 74 mph or greater) are expected in some parts of this area by late Monday and Tuesday. Hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings …

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Hurricane May Hit New Orleans At Category 2 [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: Tropical Storm Sally is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and bring an extremely dangerous storm surge, flooding rainfall and damaging winds to the Gulf Coast beginning on Monday. Sally could produce the deadly duo of human-height storm surge and a foot or more of rainfall in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Nearly 90% of deaths …

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Hurricane Laura Slams Louisiana At Near Category 5

The Weather Channel reports: Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday and is now tracking northward across western Louisiana with threats of destructive winds, flooding rainfall, storm surge and tornadoes. Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, at 1 a.m. CDT as a strong Category 4 with 150 mph winds. The winds have knocked out power to more than 300,000 homes and …

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Hurricane Laura Now Forecast To Strike At Category 4

USA Today reports: Hurricane Laura is growing and “rapidly” strengthening off the Gulf Coast, with “no signs it will stop soon.” It is forecast to bring life-threatening storm surge, fierce winds winds and flash flooding to eastern Texas and Louisiana on Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center says. Laura will “rapidly strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane” as it barrels toward …

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Hurricane Laura Forecast To Strike At Category 3 Or Higher, Evacuations Ordered For Texas And Louisiana

USA Today reports: With Tropical Storm Marco out of the way, the stage is now set for Hurricane Laura to deliver a devastating blow to the Gulf Coast late Wednesday and early Thursday. The National Hurricane Center projected Tuesday morning that Laura will become a Category 3 “major” hurricane before landfall, with winds of around 115 mph. A major hurricane …

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Marco Cat 1: Louisiana Orders Mandatory Evacuations

Reuters reports: The US state of Louisiana issued mandatory evacuation orders on Sunday for four low-lying southeastern areas ahead of arrival of twin storms this week. The Orleans, Lafourche, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes were told to evacuate after the National Hurricane Center said it expected weather conditions to begin deteriorating along the Gulf of Mexico coast early Monday morning. Tropical …

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Hurricane Warning Issued As Twin Storms Approach

The Weather Channel reports: The northern Gulf Coast is bracing for a rare one-two hurricane punch as two tropical storms — Laura and Marco — both set their sites between Louisiana and east Texas. Marco, predicted to make landfall in southeast Louisiana on Monday, is the most immediate threat. Hurricane warnings are posted from Morgan City in south central Louisiana …

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