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  • No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast

    No end to Southland drought seen in winter rain forecast
    Southern California could see above-average rainfall this winter, but it won't be enough to shake the drought that is likely to persist or intensify in large swaths of the state, federal forecasters said Thursday. "The drought has been so severe and...
  • Ask Tom: Does ice ever fully cover Lake Michigan?

    Dear Tom, Does Lake Michigan ever freeze over? Our Lake Simcoe (in Canada) freezes, usually to a depth of 20 to 28 inches. — George Leggett, Barrie, Ontario Dear George, Environment Canada and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • NOAA: A wetter winter, but no arctic repeat for Hampton Roads

    Break out the snow shovel or not? Depends on which winter forecast you subscribe to. Last winter brought icy polar blasts and snow to Hampton Roads, for instance, but federal forecasters said Thursday we're unlikely to see that extreme pattern repeat...
  • Meteorologists don't expect prolonged 'polar vortex' again this winter

    Meteorologists don't expect prolonged 'polar vortex' again this winter
    While the chill of the "polar vortex" and some snowy weather are forecast to return this winter, meteorologists don't expect them to have the same persistence as they did last winter, according to two seasonal forecasts issued Thursday. The National...
  • Expect A Warmer Winter Than Last Year, But Only A Modest Savings On Heating Bills

    Expect A Warmer Winter Than Last Year, But Only A  Modest Savings On Heating Bills
    Winter is coming and, unlike last year, temperatures will be closer to what has been normal for New England for the past decade. A forecast released Tuesday by the Energy Information Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported...
  • 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...
  • Florida Lionfish ban, nation's first, goes into effect

    Florida Lionfish ban, nation's first, goes into effect
    Florida's ban on importing invasive lionfish, the first of its kind in the nation, goes into effect on Friday as wildlife managers look for a way to control the spread of the barbed, red-and-white striped fish. Bringing the fish into the state is now...
  • Afternoon storms likely today

    Afternoon storms likely today
    Expect another day with afternoon showers and storms. South Florida's Wednesday forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s, lows in the mid 70s and a 70 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2 p.m. The chance of rain remains high...
  • Trout, smallmouth and panfish are biting in the Lehigh Valley, sharks and tuna at the shore

    People are still talking trout fishing in the rivers and streams, and also about the trout tragedy earlier this week in which the Lil-Le-Hi Trout Nursery lost approximately 1,400 fish due to a flooding that forced the fish to get tangled up in the bird-...
  • USS Monitor lab to reopen

    USS Monitor lab to reopen
    The Mariners’ Museum reopened its giant USS Monitor conservation lab this week after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — which administers the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary — agreed to provide a one-year funding...
  • First six months of 2014 were warmest in California's history

    First six months of 2014 were warmest in California's history
    The first six months of 2014 were the hottest ever in California, according to the National Weather Service. The period was nearly 5 degrees warmer than the 20th century average and more than a degree hotter than the record set in 1934, the National...