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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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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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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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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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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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Dorian Reaches Category 5 As East Coast Braces

ABC News reports: The extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 5 major hurricane with maximum sustained wind speeds of 160 miles-per-hour, and the tropical storm watch from Deerfield Beach to Sebastian has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning, according to the 8 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The Bahamas is bracing for catastrophic damage, while …

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Hurricane Dorian Shifts East, May Only Brush Florida

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Hurricane Dorian’s forecast track continued its shift east Saturday morning, maintaining the threat to Florida’s east coast but increasing the chance the storm will spare Florida a direct hit. The 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, which showed the storm’s winds had strengthened to 145 miles per hour. But the cone has been …

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Hurricane Dorian Reaches Category 3 As Florida Braces

CNN reports: Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen in the Atlantic Ocean, with winds increasing up to 115 mph, making Dorian a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Hurricanes that are Category 3 or higher are considered major hurricanes. Dorian is located 625 miles east of West Palm Beach Florida and moving northwest at 10 mph. Dorian is forecast to …

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Strengthening Dorian Could Make Landfall At Cat 4

NPR reports: Hurricane Dorian may reach Category 4 strength before slamming into Florida over Labor Day weekend. The second level of “major” hurricane status, a Category 4 storm has the potential to cause “catastrophic damage” according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. At least one model, as of Wednesday evening, showed a 31% chance of Dorian reaching high enough sustained …

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Florida Gov Declares Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane

The Miami Herald reports: As Hurricane Dorian neared a likely Florida landfall, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Wednesday afternoon for 26 counties in the storm’s path, spanning the east coast from Duval to Monroe counties. The state Emergency Operations Center is also activating to Level 2, he announced, bringing in more emergency management staff to coordinate a …

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Hurricane Dorian Now Forecast To Hit Florida At Cat 3

USA Today reports: The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center has Dorian strengthening into a major Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph by Sunday off the U.S. East Coast. What does this mean? A “major” hurricane is any hurricane that’s rated as a Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity. A …

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