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Meteorological Disasters

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  • Hurricane season update: Shhh! Let???s not jinx it

     
    Remember the anxious days and sweaty nights of years past, the constant dread of the cone of concern, the every three hour refreshing of computer screens to monitor the latest advisories from the National Hurricane Center? Anybody who lived in......
  • Hurricane strikes rare in Maryland

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Hurricane Earl proved to be another “miss” for Maryland. We watch hurricanes, and worry. And plenty have caused serious damage here after going ashore in the Carolinas (like Isabel in 2003) or the Gulf of Mexico...
  • The Dodgers’ Crystal Ball

     
    Hey, Keith, look: Vin “Vince” Scully! ... Mayor Poulson? I'm afraid not. Sept. 6, 1960: The Times' Al Wolf tried to predict the future and write about the opener of the Dodgers' new park in 1962. The headline "Chavez Ravine—Year 1962" might be the...
  • Conference USA Roundup: East Carolina pulls off last-second win over Tulsa, SMU falls at Texas Tech

     
    Conference USA Roundup: East Carolina pulls off last-second win over Tulsa, SMU falls at Texas Tech...
  • Deadly mudslides in Guatemala as rainy season's storms batter region [Updated]

     
    Heavy rainfall unleashed mudslides in Guatemala that have claimed at least 45 lives, and officials say hope is fading to find any survivors trapped under mud in two separate slides on the same highway in western Guatemala (link with video by the BBC)....
  • Dr. Frankenstein ... Igor is here to see you

     
    It's happened. Igor has appeared just off the West African coast, and he's coming this way. Igor (it's "EE-gor" not "EYE-gor") is certain to become the butt of bad jokes by meteorologists and David Letterman in the coming week. Just to get you......
  • Heat, fire and flood ahead ... then Igor?

     
    Sounds pretty dire, doesn't it? Fortunately, the reality isn't quite so bad.The National Weather Service forecasters out at Sterling think today's high might rise into the upper 80s, falling somewhere short of the 90-degree mark. Of course, they said the....
  • Gators, Seminoles, Knights or Canes? Who’s the bigger story this week?

     
    Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, UCF Knights, Miami Hurricanes: Who has the biggest game in Central Florida this week?...
  • All-female hurricane names last used in 1978

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Two readers have pointed out my error here Sunday, when I said 1977 was the last year that only female names were used for Atlantic hurricanes. It was actually 1978. My bad. Jeff Brauner had asked if......
  • A farewell to stuff

     
    Nearly two years ago, Dalia van den Boogaard of Mission Viejo, Calif. sent me an essay she'd written about the jangle of emotions she'd felt when numerous family heirlooms and other possessions were destroyed by floodwaters that poured into her......
  • Rain chances for Sunday improving

     
    It's not the kind of slow soaking we need, but forecasters out at Sterling have nudged our chances for some needed rain this Sunday a little higher.They're calling for the chances for showers to rise to 40 percent in the early......