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  • Hurricane Arthur is expected to kick up rip currents along East Coast

    Hurricane Arthur is expected to kick up rip currents along East Coast
    Unlike violent, crashing waves, you probably won’t notice a rip current until you’re right in the middle of one. Fourth of July beachgoers on the East Coast will need to take extra precautions to avoid these strong, narrow currents, courtesy...
  • Arthur gains strength, likely to become season's first hurricane

    MIAMI Tropical Storm Arthur continued to gain strength Wednesday as it trudged along the central coast of Florida and is likely to become the season's first Atlantic hurricane Thursday. The slow-moving storm with tropical-force winds extending about 80...
  • First tropical storm of season, Arthur, slogging off Florida coast

    MIAMI The season's first tropical depression blossomed into Tropical Storm Arthur on Tuesday as it slogged north along the coast of Central Florida. The storm, with tropical force winds extending about 45 miles, was headed northwest at 2 mph and could...
  • Great Lakes welcome rising water levels

    Great Lakes welcome rising water levels
    After years of parched shorelines, water levels in the Great Lakes have come rushing back. The crowds that flock to the Superior shoreline this summer are finding harbors deeper and beaches narrower than they've been in 15 years. "I hope this lasts," said...
  • Peninsula residents carry on despite threat of Hurricane Arthur

    Peninsula residents carry on despite threat of Hurricane Arthur
    HAMPTON — As the first hurricane of the season swept up the coast Thursday, many residents on the Peninsula went about their normal summer activities. While Hurricane Arthur is one of the earliest hurricanes to emerge in recent years, residents...
  • Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.

    Forecasts take Tropical Storm Arthur farther offshore, after brushing N.C.
    The latest forecasts for Tropical Storm Arthur show it well off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula as it passes by on the Fourth of July, but before that it could brush the Outer Banks as a Category 1 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center's...
  • Hurricane Arthur heading to Category 2 but still not major 2014 storm

    Hurricane Arthur heading to Category 2 but still not major 2014 storm
    NOAA has predicted one to two major hurricanes this season, and Hurricane Arthur will probably not be one of them. Arthur is "not a bellwether," said Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane Center. "We are not forecasting it to be a major...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur is early, but not by much

    Tropical Storm Arthur is early, but not by much
    Arthur isn't the earliest tropical storm ever to form in the Atlantic, but it did spring up about a week earlier than the 43-year average, according to the National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And if Arthur...
  • Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

    Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why. Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4

    Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4
    As the United States prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the weather is preparing to supply the fireworks in the form of the first named Atlantic hurricane of the season. Tropical Storm Arthur, carrying winds of 40 mph, was about 95 miles off...
  • Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble

    Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble
    It would be so much easier if the whales had faced just one problem. In the decade since Puget Sound's southern-resident killer whales were protected under the Endangered Species Act, scientists have figured out where orcas go in winter. They've...