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  • Quiet Hurricane Season Forecast By Colorado Researchers

    Expect a relatively quiet hurricane season owing to unusually cool temperatures in the Atlantic and an El Niño weather pattern warming the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, a new forecast said Thursday. The Atlantic Ocean is expected to churn out nine...
  • Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year

    Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year
    The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Niño, the...
  • Satellite slideshow shows 'brutal winter,' day by day

    Satellite slideshow shows 'brutal winter,' day by day
    What does misery look like from miles up in space? A day-by-day slide show of satellite photos shows a steady march of winter storms across the Midwest and the East Coast from the beginning of January until early this week. Or as someone from NASA...
  • Watch X1 solar flare erupt from sun: Flare was unusually strong, fast

    Watch X1 solar flare erupt from sun: Flare was unusually strong, fast
    An immense solar flare burst from the sun Saturday, and as of Monday there were "several coronal mass ejections in play," according to NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center. A coronal mass ejection is a huge release --billions of tons -- of solar...
  • Central Florida tornado warnings via cellphones surprise some customers

    Central Florida tornado warnings via cellphones surprise some customers
    As dark clouds and lightning bore down on Central Florida last weekend, countless cellphones in the region vibrated and sounded off with a dire message: "Tornado Warning in this area. …Take shelter now." Many cell owners were surprised and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • VIMS team devises model to predict street-level floods

    When storms strike, what property owners along the coast most want to know is, will my house flood? At the moment, there's no system in place to send individualized text alerts to their phones or a website where they can plug in their address to find...
  • After more than a century, a jewel of ocean research targeted for closure

    WASHINGTON For more than a century, federal scientists have worked on Pivers Island near the historic town of Beaufort, N.C., and the beaches of Emerald Isle studying the ocean, and the fish, turtles and dolphins of its sea grass estuaries and rocky...
  • Brutal winter should lead to rise in lake levels

     Brutal winter should lead to rise in lake levels
    Most years, the Coast Guard's vessels start spending their nights in Calumet Harbor around the end of February. This year, they remained in heated garages until recent weeks, safely away from the shrinking but still formidable ice cover on Lake Michigan...
  • 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...