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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2014 hurricane season expected to end quietly

    MIAMI The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season will be remembered for being mostly quiet, just as predicted, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday in its year-end wrap up. In May, NOAA had forecast eight to 13 named storms just before...
  • Supercomputers super impressive for weather, space travel

    Supercomputers super impressive for weather, space travel
    There are so many big, powerful computers these days. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently upgraded its supercomputer to handle 213 trillion calculations per second - to allow more accurate weather forecasts, including improved...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Summer of 2014 hottest on record, officially

    Summer of 2014 hottest on record, officially
    If the summer of 2014 felt unusually warm to you, you were right -- at least on a global level. From June through August of 2014, the average temperature of our planet was 62.78 degrees Fahrenheit -- 1.28 degrees higher than the 20th century average,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...