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  • It's no surprise we can't find Flight 370

    Jet aircraft are large, but not compared with the ocean. The weeks-long search for some physical sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is not something we should wonder at, considering the frontier nature of our blue planet. The 29% of our planet that is...
  • Hail falls in Bay Area as storm brings slim chance of tornado

    Wild wintry weather hit the Bay Area on Tuesday as hail fell in some areas, including San Francisco's Mission District, and unstable conditions created the possibility of a rare tornado. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration risk map...
  • White House announces new climate change data website

    WASHINGTON -- As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal...
  • White House unveils one-stop website for climate change data

    WASHINGTON — As part of its campaign to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies. The initiative to make...
  • As spring arrives, NOAA cautions of flooding risks ahead

    As spring arrives, NOAA cautions of flooding risks ahead
    Spring is here, and with it comes flooding risks that are heightened this year because of heavy snow and ice across much of the country this winter. The northern tier of Maryland all along the Mason-Dixon Line is included in an area with minor...
  • El Nino watch issued; could portend rain for dry California

    El Nino watch issued; could portend rain for dry California
    The odds are increasing that El Niņo, the powerful climate phenomenon that alters precipitation patterns across the globe, will develop in the Pacific Ocean this year, U.S. government forecasters say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration&...
  • U.S. issues alert for El Niņo watch

     U.S. issues alert for El Niño watch
    U.S. government forecasters say odds are increasing that El Niņo, an ocean-warming pattern that alters weather across the globe, will develop later this year. Conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific have shifted enough that the National Oceanic and...
  • El Niņo could return to California next winter, forecasters say

    El Niño could return to California next winter, forecasters say
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center activated its alert system Thursday to issue an El Niņo watch. The alert means that conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific are favorable enough that El Niņo has a more than a 50% chance of...
  • Sunny start to week

    Sunny start to week
    Expect an overall nice week with lots of sun, mild mornings and warm afternoons. A weak cold front is expected to increase the chance of rain on Wednesday. South Florida's Monday forecast calls for sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and lows in the...
  • 26 died from cold this year

     26 died from cold this year
    Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office. Over the...
  • A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast

    A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast
    If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect. A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a...