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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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  • NOAA's hurricane hunters due for overhaul

    NOAA's hurricane hunters due for overhaul
    After pounding through 183 hurricanes over the past 38 years, two Lockheed WP-3 Orion turboprops are almost ready for the junk heap. Yet new hurricane hunters could cost a prohibitive $300 million. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the National Oceanic and...
  • Researchers find German U-boat, ship it sank off North Carolina coast

    Researchers find German U-boat, ship it sank off North Carolina coast
    The wreck of a World War Two German U-boat and a freighter it sank 72 years ago have been discovered off the North Carolina coast by researchers, officials said. The submarine, the U-576, and the Nicaraguan-flagged freighter Bluefields were found...
  • Rain only slightly improves drought conditions

    Rain only slightly improves drought conditions
    Recent rain throughout California made only a slight dent on a drought that has chugged along relentlessly for more than three years, according to federal scientists. And dry conditions are expected to return for the next two weeks. Rainfall...
  • Chill: This winter won't be so bad

    Chill: This winter won't be so bad
    After one of the worst winters on record last year, it's understandable that municipalities might want to build stockpiles of rock salt to rival Egypt's Great Pyramids. That would be a big mistake, according to Bill Kirk, chief executive officer of...
  • Irvine water reserve in better shape than most, official tells council

    The Irvine City Council received a positive report Tuesday on drought preparedness as the state endures a continuing dry spell approaching historic proportions. California is deep into its third year of drought conditions, according to the National...
  • Google buys satellite company to improve maps, expand Internet access

    Google buys satellite company to improve maps, expand Internet access
    Technology giant Google is buying satellite imaging company Skybox Imaging for $500 million, the company announced Tuesday. The deal would immediately provide Google with the means to improve the quality and immediacy of its satellite imagery used for...
  • Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon

    Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon
    The sun unleashed two X-class solar flares in the span of one hour and 10 minutes Tuesday morning, and there is a good chance that more may be coming soon. Solar flares are big bursts of radiation that come from dark areas of the sun called sunspots. An...
  • Virginia's annual hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday begins Sunday

    Virginia's annual Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday will take place from Sunday to Saturday. During the seven-day tax break, purchases of certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. The sales tax in Hampton Roads...
  • Our storm warning

    Too many coastal Virginia residents will not be moved by the bluster accompanying the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Dire predictions of powerful storms will be met by bravado and tales of having already endured the worst Mother Nature could...
  • Scientists discover new source of hurricane danger: Sexism

    Sexism may be getting in the way of hurricane safety. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Arizona State University looked at 63 years of hurricane fatality data collected by the National...
  • Lake warns motorists to be prepared for flooding

    TAVARES — Lake County has been hit with a lot of stormy weather lately, and county officials are warning residents to be ready when flooding occurs. "During seasonal heavy storms, tropical storms and hurricanes, Lake County's roads may become...