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Colorado State updates hurricane forecast – FOX 4


Colorado State updates hurricane forecast
FOX 4
FORT COLLINS, Co. – Colorado State researchers released their updated forecast for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. CSU continues to predict a below-average hurricane season, citing exceptionally unfavorable hurricane formation conditions in the …

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Posted on 31 July 2014 | 2:34 pm

Hurricane Center continues to watch low pressure system in the Atlantic – The Times-Picayune


Hurricane Center continues to watch low pressure system in the Atlantic
The Times-Picayune
Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center continue to monitor a low pressure system in the Atlantic that may turn into a tropical depression in the next few days. The system, located about 900 miles east of the southern Windward Islands, has

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 12:45 am

Hurricane Center reduces odds for new tropical depression – The Outer Banks Voice


The Outer Banks Voice

Hurricane Center reduces odds for new tropical depression
The Outer Banks Voice
A tropical depression seems less likely form in the central Atlantic Ocean during the next couple of days, with the National Hurricane Center decreasing the odds to 50-50 from a 75 percent chance earlier this week. The first tropical depression after
Hurricane Hunters scheduled to investigate storm system in the AtlanticThe Times-Picayune
Tropical weather 2014: Hurricane hunters to investigate what could become al.com
Hurricane Center: Chances dropping that tropical storm will form in AtlanticBradenton Herald
Sarasota Herald-Tribune -Philly.com (blog) -Shore News Today
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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 11:17 pm

Texas Lawmaker Uses Ethnic Slur To Describe Child Victims Of Hurricane Katrina – ThinkProgress


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Texas Lawmaker Uses Ethnic Slur To Describe Child Victims Of Hurricane Katrina
ThinkProgress
A leader of the Texas House of Representatives referred to children who moved to Texas after Hurricane Katrina using a term viewed by many as a deeply offensive ethic slur. In an exchange first publicized by Progress Texas, Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R) …
Texas Politian refers to Black children as “coonass”Northdallasgazette
Texas legislator uses sometimes-slur for Cajun in discussion of 'Katrina children'The Times-Picayune

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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 9:51 pm

Wedding dress lost in Hurricane Sandy recovered nearly 2 years later – Today.com


Today.com

Wedding dress lost in Hurricane Sandy recovered nearly 2 years later
Today.com
For nearly two years, Nicole Pagliaro kept the dry-cleaning ticket in her purse, thinking of it as a memento of a wedding dress she would never see again due to the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. Earlier this month, the ticket became a symbol of a
Wedding dress that survived Hurricane Sandy returned to owner (with photo SILive.com
SI woman reunites with her wedding dress after Hurricane Sandy disasterNew York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Woman finds wedding gown thought lost to Hurricane SandyNew York Post
New York Daily News -The Consumerist -STLtoday.com
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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 4:05 pm

Expert: July storms can indicate strong hurricane season – Providence Eyewitness News


Expert: July storms can indicate strong hurricane season
Providence Eyewitness News
Hurricanes are a part of life, and since we're in the Ocean State, we're going to be hit by these storms periodically. Hurricane Arthur blew past Southern New England on July 4, and it was a close call – with the center passing just 60 miles off the

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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 11:00 am

Auction Could Be Undoing of New Jersey Carousel That Survived Hurricane and … – New York Times


New York Times

Auction Could Be Undoing of New Jersey Carousel That Survived Hurricane and
New York Times
Both carousels — one modern, the other antique — somehow survived Hurricane Sandy, which lifted a roller coaster from the boardwalk and deposited it in the ocean, creating an enduring image from the storm. Then last year, when a fire consumed the …

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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 7:21 am

Hurricane Season 2014: Tropics Finally Heating Up as August Approaches – Houston Press (blog)


Houston Press (blog)

Hurricane Season 2014: Tropics Finally Heating Up as August Approaches
Houston Press (blog)
The National Hurricane Center has designated and area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic as Invest 93L. It gives these designations throughout hurricane season to make note of systems that have the potential to develop. It is currently giving 93L

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 4:07 pm

Hurricane Hernan in Pacific Moves Away From Mexico – ABC News


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Hurricane Hernan in Pacific Moves Away From Mexico
ABC News
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Hernan's center was about 325 miles (520 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula late Sunday and the storm was moving to the northwest at 15 mph (24 kph). It had
Hernan Weakening in the Eastern PacificThe Weather Channel
Hurricane Hernan forms in Pacific off MexicoWashington Post
Genevieve no longer a tropical cyclone; Hernan now a hurricaneHawaii News Now
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:28 am

Inside the hurricane: What category 3 winds really feel like – Washington Post (blog)


Washington Post (blog)

Inside the hurricane: What category 3 winds really feel like
Washington Post (blog)
We all know that hurricane-force wind is nothing to sneeze at, even if we haven't been in a hurricane ourselves. Seeing the damage that hurricanes can do, it's hard to argue that you shouldn't be outside during one. We all know this in theory, but I

Posted on 27 July 2014 | 4:41 pm

Hurricane – Yahoo News Search Results

National Hurricane Center Message to the Brazos Valley

June 1st through November 30th officially marks the length of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. During that period, the National Hurricane Center spends its time monitoring the tropics for the next storm to threaten the United State Coastline.

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 3:03 am

Hurricane Center continues to watch low pressure system in the Atlantic

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center continue to monitor a low pressure system in the Atlantic that may turn into a tropical depression in the next few days. The system, located about 900 miles east of the southern Windward Islands, has…

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 12:46 am

Hurricane Sandy survivors pack summit, still struggling to rebuild homes

Hurricane Sandy survivors who are still struggling to get back on their feet pleaded their case to the city Tuesday night.

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 4:31 am

Hurricane Electric Adds New Point of Presence at Telx in San Francisco

Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, today announced that it has added a new Point of Presence at Telx’s San Francisco data center , l

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 2:10 pm

CenturyLinkVoice: How Drones And Big Data Are Creating Winds Of Change For Hurricane Forecasts

Big data will soon be used to tame big winds. As the 2014 hurricane season kicks off, forecasters have a new tool to keep people safe and provide critical data about how storms intensify. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release a pack of so-called “Coyote” drones that can capture data from [...]

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:06 pm

Hurricane Hernan in Pacific moves away from Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Hernan spun deeper into the open Pacific on Sunday night after forming earlier in the day far off Mexico's western coast. It posed no threat to land.

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 3:09 am

Hurricane Hernan forms in eastern Pacific

Washington (AFP) – Hurricane Hernan formed Sunday in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's central west coast, US forecasters said.

Posted on 27 July 2014 | 9:14 pm

Hurricane Hernan forms in Pacific off Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The storm Hernan strengthened into a category 1 hurricane far off Mexico's western coast Sunday as it headed out into the Pacific Ocean and posed little threat to land.

Posted on 27 July 2014 | 9:08 pm

Weather Gang: Inside the hurricane: What category 3 winds really feel like

Capital Weather Gang meteorologist Angela Fritz accepts the challenge and goes "inside the hurricane" at the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 5:17 pm

Hurricane warning: Don't let your home insurer blow you over

With the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season under way, now’s a good time to get ready to weather the big wind that home insurers blow to knock down victims’ damage claims.  In the business of home in…

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 4:00 pm

Hurricanes and Cyclones News — ScienceDaily

Gasses from Kilauea volcano affected tropical storm Flossie formation

One might assume that a tropical storm moving through volcanic smog would sweep up the tainted air and march on, unchanged. However, a recent study from atmospheric scientists revealed that, though microscopic, gasses and particles from Kilauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie — affecting the formation of thunderstorms and lightning in the sizable storm.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 12:45 pm

Intensity of hurricanes: New study helps improve predictions of storm intensity

While predicting the path of hurricanes has gotten better, little has been done to improve predicting a storm’s intensity. That is, until now. “The air-water interface — whether it had significant waves or significant spray — is a big factor in storm intensity,” said one expert involved in a new study. “Hurricanes gain heat energy through the interface and they lose mechanical energy at the interface.”

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 3:08 pm

NASA’s HS3 mission spotlight: The HIRAD instrument

The Hurricane Imaging Radiometer, known as HIRAD, will fly aboard one of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft during NASA’s Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 mission from Wallops beginning August 26 through September 29. One of the NASA Global Hawks will cover the storm environment and the other will analyze inner-storm conditions. HIRAD will fly aboard the inner-storm Global Hawk and will be positioned at the bottom, rear section of the aircraft.

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 4:53 pm

Storm-triggered landslides: Examining causes of devastating debris flow

Storm-triggered landslides cause loss of life, property damage, and landscape alterations. For instance, the remnants of Hurricane Camille in 1969 caused 109 deaths in central Virginia, after 600 mm of rain fell in mountainous terrain in 6 hours. More recently, on 8 August 2010, a rainstorm-induced landslide devastated the Chinese county of Zhouqu, causing more than 1000 deaths. A new modeling study examines the multiple factors, both natural and human caused, that came together to produce this event.

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 4:39 pm

New approach to forecast hurricane intensity

New research suggests that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a key component to improve forecast models. The study offers a new method to aid in storm intensity prediction of hurricanes.

Posted on 10 July 2014 | 10:36 pm

NASA-JAXA’s new precipitation satellite sees first Atlantic hurricane

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory flew over Hurricane Arthur five times between July 1 and July 5, 2014. Arthur is the first tropical cyclone of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Core Observatory was launched Feb. 27 from Japan and began its prime mission on May 29, just in time for the hurricane season.

Posted on 8 July 2014 | 5:23 pm

NASA’s RapidScat to unveil hidden cycles of sea winds

Ocean waves, the hot sun, sea breezes — the right combination makes a great day at the beach. A different combination makes a killer hurricane. The complex interactions of the ocean and the air above it that can create such different outcomes are not yet fully known. Scientists would especially like to understand the role that the daily heat of the sun plays in creating winds. In a few months, NASA will send an ocean wind-monitoring instrument to a berth on the International Space Station. That unique vantage point will give ISS-RapidScat, short for the International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer, the ability to observe daily (also called diurnal) cycles of wind created by solar heat.

Posted on 8 July 2014 | 4:11 pm

Hurricane Sandy no help to Obama in 2012 presidential race, new study suggests

Results suggest that immediately following positive news coverage of Obama’s handling of the storm’s aftermath, Sandy positively influenced attitudes toward Obama, but that by Election Day, reminders of the hurricane became a drag instead of a boon for the president, despite a popular storyline to the contrary.

Posted on 5 June 2014 | 12:35 pm

Climate change at the movies

New research suggests that purportedly entertaining films that feature global warming and climate change can affect public understanding. But films are often bound up in problematic and limiting identity politics, which commonly reiterate racial, gender and sexual stereotypes positioning as they do white men as being the decision makers and the voice of authority.

Posted on 3 June 2014 | 5:58 pm

New look at old forests: Future growth of U.S. forests expected to decline

As forests age, their ability to grow decreases, because energy production (photosynthesis) and energy consumption (respiration) decrease with age, a new study has determined. Since most US forests are maturing from regeneration that began about 100 years ago when extensive clear-cutting occurred, the study suggests the future growth of US forests will decline.

Posted on 3 June 2014 | 1:26 pm