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  • El Nino odds growing, but impact is murky in Maryland

    El Nino odds growing, but impact is murky in Maryland
    Meteorologists are growing increasingly confident that El Nino is brewing — but that doesn't mean they know what kind of weather it might bring Maryland. The climate phenomenon that brings unusually warm water to the Pacific Ocean off South...
  • NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino

    NOAA forecasts below-normal hurricane season, thanks to El Nino
    A developing El Nino is forecast to suppress tropical storms and hurricanes this summer and fall, contributing to a below-normal storm season, U.S. forecasters said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts eight to 13...
  • 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...
  • Skip sales tax during Virginia's hurricane preparedness tax holiday

    Skip sales tax during Virginia's hurricane preparedness tax holiday
    Virginia’s annual Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday will take place from Sunday, May 25 to Saturday, May 31. During the seven-day tax break, purchases of certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. The sales...
  • New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines

    New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines
    After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities. But costs in the trillions and environmental...
  • El Niño may return late this year, experts say

    El Niño, nature's most powerful influence on weather around the globe, has been in a lull for two years. But indications suggest that could change as early as fall. Since spring 2012, the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean has not warmed enough to create an...
  • El Nino watch issued; could portend rain for dry California

    El Nino watch issued; could portend rain for dry California
    The odds are increasing that El Niño, the powerful climate phenomenon that alters precipitation patterns across the globe, will develop in the Pacific Ocean this year, U.S. government forecasters say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 19th century shipwreck rediscovered off Golden Gate

    19th century shipwreck rediscovered off Golden Gate
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The passenger steamer was located once before in the murky depths. The year was 1890 and the City of Chester had gone down just two years prior after colliding with another ship in dense fog near the Golden Gate Bridge of today. On...