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  • 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 Niño: 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...
  • Potomac River marina stirs concern for oysters

    Potomac River marina stirs concern for oysters
    — With oysters showing signs of revival in the Chesapeake Bay, some are trying to bring the bivalves back in the bay's second largest tributary, the Potomac River. Just two years into their fledgling effort to restore the river's once-bountiful...
  • El Nino odds growing, but impact is murky in Maryland

    El Nino odds growing, but impact is murky in Maryland
    Meteorologists are growing increasingly confident that El Nino is brewing — but that doesn't mean they know what kind of weather it might bring Maryland. The climate phenomenon that brings unusually warm water to the Pacific Ocean off South...
  • For first time in 15 years, drought hits 100% of California

    For first time in 15 years, drought hits 100% of California
    For the first time in 15 years, the entire state of California is experiencing drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional. That’s the analysis from the National Climatic Data Center’s most recent drought monitor released...
  • Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years

    Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years
    A prolonged period of below-average rainfall has put the entire state of California under some level of drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional, for the first time in 15 years. The latest drought monitor released by the National...
  • Rainy end to April forecast, keeping up wet weather pattern

    Rainy end to April forecast, keeping up wet weather pattern
    A stalled rainy system is forecast to make for a wet and cool end to April, likely a third consecutive month with more than 4 inches of precipitation here. As much as 2-3 inches of rain could fall across Maryland over the next week, according to...
  • 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...