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  • Satellites send weather info directly to Miami

    Satellites send weather info directly to Miami
    Sounds a bit like a James Bond movie: A low-key laboratory on Virginia Key in Miami now can receive signals from polar orbiting satellites as they pass overhead. But there’s no evil plot to take over the world involved. Rather, the...
  • 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...
  • NOAA: Hurricane season was 'relatively quiet'

    NOAA: Hurricane season was 'relatively quiet'
    Another uneventful season in the books. "Relatively quiet," is how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described it in a postmortem, adding, "as was predicted." For Florida, that means the season won't be remembered at all, other...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter

    Baltimore meteorologists predict cold, snowy winter
    Two local broadcast meteorologists are predicting another colder-than-normal winter with above-average snowfall. Justin Berk, a former TV meteorologist who now offers updates on his own website and Facebook page, forecasts about 30 inches of snow at...
  • Weather agency reports cyber attacks on four websites

    Weather agency reports cyber attacks on four websites
    The U.S. agency that operates the National Weather Service said on Wednesday four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks, becoming the latest federal agency to fall victim to a cyber attack. "In recent weeks, four NOAA websites were compromised by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...