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  • Saharan dust fills skies with haze, limits storms

    Saharan dust fills skies with haze, limits storms
    That milky haze filling South Florida's skies, courtesy of Saharan dust that drifted all the way from Africa, should linger through Thursday. That's a good — and not-so good — thing. While it poses no serious health threat, it has hurt air...
  • Week of deadly weather ends with record rain in Northeast

    Week of deadly weather ends with record rain in Northeast
    A week that started with deadly tornadoes ripping through the Midwest and South, is ending with rain falling in almost Biblical volumes in some states. The major storm system causing the problems moved northward Thursday after causing 37 deaths and...
  • Baltimore sinkhole swallows cars as bystanders scream [Video]

    Baltimore sinkhole swallows cars as bystanders scream [Video]
    While much of the Northeast continued to dry out from devastating rains Friday, one Baltimore city block swallowed by a sinkhole will take longer to heal.  Dramatic video captured the city block in Charles Village collapsing after fierce thunderstorms...
  • 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...
  • NOAA: 3 to 6 hurricanes this season

    NOAA: 3 to 6 hurricanes this season
    Expect a slightly slower than normal storm season with three to six hurricanes, including one to two major ones, government forecasters said Thursday. The lukewarm outlook, which calls for eight to 13 storms overall, assumes El Niņo will arrive by the...
  • Be prepared: Hurricane websites and apps

    Be prepared: Hurricane websites and apps
    Social media, mobile applications and the Internet served as lifelines to millions of residents in the U.S. Northeast in 2012 when superstorm Sandy knocked out power and most other lines of communication. As hurricane season 2013 approaches, here is a...
  • NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino

    NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino
    A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
  • Thanks, El Niņo: Only one or two major hurricanes expected this year

    Thanks, El Niño: Only one or two major hurricanes expected this year
    Enough crazy weather already: You can expect an average or below-average hurricane season starting in June, national forecasters said Thursday. In a radical year of weather -- from severe drought in California to brutal, will-it-ever-end winter across...
  • Skip sales tax during Virginia's hurricane preparedness tax holiday

    Skip sales tax during Virginia's hurricane preparedness tax holiday
    Virginia’s annual Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday will take place from Sunday, May 25 to Saturday, May 31. During the seven-day tax break, purchases of certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. The sales...
  • No Refuge For Fish? Stressed Species Need Safe Habitat

    No Refuge For Fish? Stressed Species Need Safe Habitat
    Overfishing and warming waters are combining to create a potent one-two punch that threatens significant harm to New England's already beleaguered fish and fishermen. Fortunately, there is one thing we can do to help cushion both blows: protect ocean...