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  • Hurricane Watch posted for Md., Del. coast

     
    The National Hurricane Center has posted a Hurricane Watch for the Maryland and Delaware coastal counties. That means hurricane conditions - winds of 74 mph or higher - are possible there within 48 hours.Forecasters have also issued Hurricane Warnings for...
  • Int'l Space Station in flyover tonight

     
    Sky Watchers! (A reader told me she thought "Space Cadets!" was derogatory. What do you think?) The International Space Station will fly up the East Coast this evening under cold, but otherwise ideal conditions for viewing.On this pass the ISS will...

    Earl weakens slightly, still dangerous

     
    Hurricane Earl, still on track to sweep the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina northward starting Thursday night, was downgraded slightly this morning to a strong Cat. 3 hurricane. Top sustained winds near the center of the storm were still blowing...

    Gloucester Planning Commission: High-speed Internet on tap tonight

     
    The way things look now, Hurricane Earl will track well offshore and spare Gloucester and surrounding environs any stormy grief. That's unfortunate for the CNN satellite truck we saw rolling through Gloucester the other day. Maybe he was headed to the...

    Bret weakens overnight, now a fish storm

     
    Despite forecasts on Monday that he would become stronger overnight, perhaps reaching minimal hurricane force, Tropical Storm Bret got weaker instead, with top sustained winds slowing to 50 mph. More weakening is expected as the day goes by.The storm...