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Hurricane Joaquin: Two scenarios for what might happen, and one is pretty bad

  Joaquin has become a hurricane overnight, but whether it moves toward the United States remains highly uncertain and we may not know until Friday or so. We can be pretty confident that Joaquin will to drift to the west-southwest during the next couple of days, strengthening perhaps into a Category 2 or even 3

Tropical Storm Joaquin strengthens and may pose a significant threat to the East Coast

  The big national weather story over the next few days is the development of Tropical Storm Joaquin. WHAT WE KNOW Joaquin has really organized quickly today, and may soon become a hurricane. Given that Joaquin is over warm water and wind shear is forecast to decrease slightly I think it’s plausible that this could

NOAA, like everyone else, sees a quiet Atlantic hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its seasonal hurricane forecast today, calling for a quiet season. “The main factor expected to suppress the hurricane season this year is El Niño, which is already affecting wind and pressure patterns, and is forecast to last through the hurricane season,” said Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster
Waves rolling into Nantucket. (Jonathan Nimerfroh/jdnphotography)

Ocean a Slurpee off the coast of Massachusetts

Pretty much everyone knows about the brutal winter the northeastern United States has endured. Boston, for example, has an average temperature this month of 18.8 degrees. While much of the attention
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Ocean a Slurpee off the coast of Massachusetts

Pretty much everyone knows about the brutal winter the northeastern United States has endured. Boston, for example, has an average temperature this month of 18.8 degrees. While much of the attention has focused on the incredible snow amounts, temperatures both onshore and just offshore over the coastal Atlantic have been very cold. To that end
Categories: boston, cold, freeze, winter

Wake-Up Weather: Front to the north, moisture over the Gulf, could spell weekend rain

Your sunrise summary of everything you need to know about weather in Houston. 4cast·in·5seconds Warm this afternoon, with a decent chance of scattered thunderstorms. run·down Although it’s highly unlikely to happen, today is probably the last, best chance of the year Houston has to hit 100 degrees. Houston reached 95 degrees on Wednesday, and with

A stunning image of Hurricane Arthur from space

This morning aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman snapped this photo of Hurricane Arthur as it moved away from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Arthur caused about 40,000 people to lose power, but so far there have been no injuries or deaths reported from the storm.
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Tropical Storm Arthur strengthens, threatens Carolinas

Tropical Storm Arthur is nearing hurricane strength this morning with 60-mph winds. The system, which remains somewhat limited by dry air, is still likely to become a hurricane by Thursday night or Friday. As you can see in its satellite presentation, Arthur’s strongest storms are largely along its eastern side. Because Arthur is presently moving
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Tropical Storm Arthur forms in the Atlantic, season’s first

The season’s first named storm, Arthur, has formed off the east coast of Florida. Arthur is expected to gradually strengthen during the next couple of days as it finds conditions more amenable for development in terms of lower wind shear, warm water and more moist air. The storm could eventually become a Category 1 hurricane

Is heat hideous?

Before the serious heat reaches Houston this weekend, temperatures on the plains this week are forecast to reach 100 degrees or slightly higher. And forecasters in Kansas ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT. Here’s the graphic they issued today: Heat indices in the area could rise to 105 to 108 degrees. That’s enough to trigger dangerous  
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