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  • "Thin, disoriented" whale spotted swimming in Hampton Roads

    "Thin, disoriented" whale spotted swimming in Hampton Roads
    A “thin and obviously disoriented” 40-foot whale is swimming in circles and laps in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay, and the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team is trying to figure out why. Team members have set out every...
  • Saharan dust fills skies with haze, limits storms

    Saharan dust fills skies with haze, limits storms
    That milky haze filling South Florida's skies, courtesy of Saharan dust that drifted all the way from Africa, should linger through Thursday. That's a good — and not-so good — thing. While it poses no serious health threat, it has hurt air...
  • 'Remarkable' warming reported in Central California coastal waters

    'Remarkable' warming reported in Central California coastal waters
    Ocean temperatures along the Central California coast experienced a "remarkable" warming period during the first three weeks of July, leading to unusual encounters with some fish species, scientists reported. The warmer ocean correlated with weaker...
  • Only one number is important for hurricanes

    Only one number is important for hurricanes
    When it comes to hurricane predictions, numbers don't matter. For months before hurricane season, and all through the summer and early fall, you hear numbers and predictions. There will be more hurricanes this year. There will be fewer hurricans...
  • Lake County Public Works cautioning residents about the dangers of flooding

    Lake County’s Public Works Department is trying to get out the message to residents that during the rainy season, flooding can occur – and citizens should absolutely not make the mistake of underestimating the often devastating impact of...
  • Lake warns motorists to be prepared for flooding

    TAVARES — Lake County has been hit with a lot of stormy weather lately, and county officials are warning residents to be ready when flooding occurs. "During seasonal heavy storms, tropical storms and hurricanes, Lake County's roads may become...
  • California's severe drought unchanged despite record thunderstorms

    California's severe drought unchanged despite record thunderstorms
    A series of thunderstorms that have hit California in recent weeks may have delivered devastating torrents of rain in some areas, but on the whole they were "inconsequential" in terms of easing the state's worsening drought, according to a report issued...
  • Remember Charley: Be ready this storm season: Editorial

    Remember Charley: Be ready this storm season: Editorial
    When it comes to hurricane predictions, details don't matter. For months before hurricane season, and all through the summer and early fall, you'll hear numbers and predictions. There will be more hurricanes this year. There will be fewer hurricanes...
  • NOAA slightly lowers seasonal outlook

    NOAA slightly lowers seasonal outlook
    With the busiest stretch of the hurricane season fast approaching, government forecasters slightly lowered their outlook on Thursday, now calling for seven to 12 named storms, including three to six hurricanes, with zero to two of those being major....
  • Fewer hurricanes predicted in updated forecast

    Forecasters upped the odds for a slow hurricane season Thursday, predicting even fewer storms as record strong winds in the upper atmosphere keep a lid on brewing storms. Just five to 10 storms are predicted over the rest of the season that runs...
  • Heading into the late innings on climate change

    Heading into the late innings on climate change
    We're numbers guys. Climate science is all about observations and data. They reveal the past and help us plan the future. In meteorology, observations and data are the backbone of forecasts and statistics are the vertebrae of narratives. We're also fans...