Vernal Equinox: Science Behind the First Day of Spring 2016
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March 15, 2016 This year, the vernal equinox takes place on Sunday, March 20 at 12:30 a.m. EDT, or late in the evening on Saturday, March 19 if you live in the central (11:30 p.m.), mountain (10:30 p.m.) or pacific (9:30 p.m.) time zones. At this time, the sun is ...
Severe Weather Threat Ends After Damaging Tornadoes Strike Florida (FORECAST)
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January 17, 2016 Early Sunday morning, the storms caused significant damage in west-central Florida, including at least two fatalities from preliminary rated EF2 tornado that struck near Duette. A second EF2 tornado as been confirmed to have hit Siesta Key. A third ...
Powerful Earthquakes, Aftershocks Slam Solomon Islands
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April 13, 2014 A series of powerful earthquakes, including a 7.6-magnitude quake and a reported 7.4-magnitude quake, struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands Sunday. There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time. The first, a 7.6-magnitude temblor, shook ...
Winter Storm Pax Threatens Atlanta, Winter-Weary Southern States
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February 10, 2014 Schools already running short on snow days may be forced to close for days, and cities with few resources for fighting winter weather have moved snow plows and salt spreaders into place. Leaders in Atlanta and the state of Georgia are getting a rare ...
A Rat-Infested Ghost Ship? Maybe Not
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January 23, 2014 According to The National Post, another ship dispatched by Canadian authorities corralled the Lyubov Orlova and towed it further out to sea, away from Canadian oil assets, but once the feat was accomplished the ghost ship was cut-loose, because as ...
Winter Storm Hercules Forces Sports Cancellations in Northeast
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January 3, 2014 "Given the poor weather forecast, we made an early decision to cancel Friday's racing so as to minimize any inconvenience to our customers, horsemen and employees," said Eric Wing, director of communications for NYRA. (MORE: Live, Up-to-the-Second ...
Critical Weather Forecasting Bill Moves One Step Closer
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December 6, 2013 A major weather bill that would elevate critical weather forecasting within the nation's oceans, climate, and weather agency got one step closer to reality on Thursday as the House Science Committee approved it. The bill, known as the “Weather ...
Extreme Windstorm Xaver Batters Europe
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December 5, 2013 The German Weather Service said the storm front, which was gathering strength as it headed eastward from the Atlantic Ocean off Greenland, would also bring polar air to Europe. Snow was expected in some low-lying areas. The storm plowed into Scotland ...
New Jersey Fire Update: Hot Spots Could Slow Search for Cause of Blaze
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September 13, 2013 SEASIDE PARK, N.J. -- Continuing hot spots could hamper investigators trying to figure out the cause of a fire that charred four blocks of bars, pizza shops and T-shirt stands — perhaps 50 businesses in all — on a Jersey shore boardwalk that still ...
Western Wildfire Update: Yosemite National Park Fire Rages Out of Control
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August 22, 2013 FRESNO, Calif. -- A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park - one of more than 50 major brush blazes burning across the western U.S. - raged beyond the control of firefighters, but several days after it started it there has been minimal property damage ...
Sinkholes: Why So Frequent in Florida?
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August 13, 2013 Experts say sinkholes aren't occurring at a greater rate than usual but that the high-profile nature of recent one in populated areas has drawn attention to them. There also has been a rise in sinkhole claims in Florida, but insurance officials believe ...
Instagram Video vs. Vine: Capturing Weather in a Snap
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June 21, 2013 Getting videos of extreme weather events has never been easier, thanks to the launch of social media video apps like Vine and Instagram Video. Now, the more daunting question is whether to use the former or the latter. Five months ago, Vine was ...
What is a Derecho?
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June 12, 2013 According to Dr. Forbes, because of the widespread nature of the winds in a derecho, the impact is somewhat like that of a landfalling hurricane, and affects a much greater area than most tornadoes. The extensive swath of downed trees and power lines ...
Flooded Roads, Evacuations Reported in Midwest
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April 18, 2013 Chicago was pummeled by heavy rain Wednesday into Thursday that ripped open a sinkhole large enough to swallow three cars and injuring one driver badly enough that he had to be hospitalized. Police spokesman Mike Sullivan said the gaping hole ...
Beach Erosion Threatens Star-Studded Malibu
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April 2, 2013 A house that was threatened by the record winter rains of 2005 still had sandbags and plastic for protection in an area where several houses were burned in one of a series of firestorms that swept across southern California in October, January 4, 2008 ...
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