Tag: weather

Rainy Friday could mean long commutes and a colder weekend ahead

WASHINGTON — Friday is all about cloudy, cold and wet. After a pleasant Thursday, skies will become cloudy as a storm system starts to move toward the D.C. area and could drench the region Friday, according to Storm Team 4 meteorologists. Amelia Draper said Friday morning should be mainly dry but cloudy, which will spare […]

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Gov. Rick Scott Warns: Hurricane Michael ‘Worst Storm’ Panhandle Has Seen in 100 Years

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday warned Hurricane Michael is the “worst storm” that the Florida Panhandle has seen in 100 years. Gaining fury with every passing hour, Hurricane Michael closed in on the Florida shoreline with potentially catastrophic winds of 150 mph, the most powerful storm on record to menace the stretch of fishing towns, […]

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Badass NOAA storm trackers fly into Hurricane Florence

As a million people evacuate the coastal regions of Virginia and North Carolina to escape the damaging winds of Hurricane Florence, the badass scientists of NOAA are flying smack-dab into the storm. <!– Seamus Seamus Bellamy is a full-time hobo that writes about technology, travel and dark, delightful things while crisscrossing the globe with his […]

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Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have a gorgeous view of Earth whenever they want it. Since the space station completes a full orbit of the planet every hour and a half or so, the crew doesn’t have to wait long to see whatever areas of Earth they want. That also means that colossal weather […]

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15 best weather apps and weather widgets for Android

Knowing the weather is something that we all pretty much need to know. Smartphone weather apps and weather widgets have been steadily improving over the years. They work better, have more detailed and accurate information, and the weather widgets look better with whatever theme you happen to be using. Here are the best weather apps […]

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How Record Heat Wreaked Havoc on Four Continents

Expect more. That’s the verdict of climate scientists to the record-high temperatures this spring and summer in vastly different climate zones. The continental United States had its hottest month of May and the third-hottest month of June. Japan was walloped by record triple-digit temperatures, killing at least 86 people in what its meteorological agency bluntly […]

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‘Furnace Friday:’ Ill-Equipped for Heat, Britain Has a Meltdown

LONDON — To the casual observer, it may seem as if Britain is completely unprepared to deal with long spells of scorching-hot weather. The casual observer would be mostly right. The monthlong heat wave has broken records, spawned wildfires in Wales and England, spurred delays in the transportation system and given birth to names like […]

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South Carolina Schools End Snow Days, Will Have Students Learn Online

ANDERSON, S.C. (CBS Local) – It may be the middle of summer, but one South Carolina school district is already planning to eliminate their student’s snow days. Anderson School District 5 plans to be the first district in the state to do away with the practice of closing school to prevent children from traveling to class […]

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Britain, Can We — Really — Talk About This Weather We’re Having?

Advertisement Something looms in the background of our spectacular summer. Time to bring it into the light. By Adam Corner Mr. Corner is a climate communications specialist. July 27, 2018 Parched grass in Greenwich Park, London. Britain is in the grip of its longest heat wave in decades.CreditDaniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images OXFORD, England […]

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In Japan, Deadly Heat Wave Tests Endurance of Even the Most Stoic

TOKYO — Triple-digit temperatures have hospitalized 23,000 people just in the past week, nearly double the previous record. Some outdoor pools are too hot for swimming. Construction workers wear battery-powered fans to avoid heatstroke, which has killed 86 people since May. Even for the stoic Japanese, known for tolerating all manner of discomfort, the summer […]

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The Media’s Failure to Connect the Dots on Climate Change

A record-breaking heat wave killed 65 people in Japan this week, just weeks after record flooding there killed more than 200. Record-breaking heat is also wreaking havoc in California, where the wildfire season is already worse than usual. In Greece, fast-moving fires have killed at least 80 people, and Sweden is struggling to contain more […]

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Another SoCal Scorcher Wednesday As Heat Wave Continues

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The heat wave which has scorched Southern California is expected to peak Wednesday and continue into Thursday, with more triple-digit temperatures and high humidity levels. Temperatures in Los Angeles County will be about 10 to 12 degrees above normal Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will drop marginally Thursday […]

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5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

Cities can be miserable during heat waves. All that concrete and asphalt soaks up the sun’s rays, pushing temperatures up even further. Tall buildings can block cooling breezes. Exhaust from cars and air-conditioners just adds to the swelter. This is known as the urban heat island effect: A large city’s built-up environment can make it […]

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Watch a massive haboob engulf southern Arizona towns

Jesse Watson captured this perfectly-timed footage of a massive dust cloud roiling across the Arizona desert at sunset. Here is yesterday’s monster Haboob that screamed across the southern Arizona desert!! Shots were taken from Tacna, Welton, and Yuma. This week has been absolutely incredible for shooting. Last night marked my third haboob this week and […]

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Messy Monday: Storms, showers, humidity start off rainy week

WASHINGTON — Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast Monday, beginning a week of rainy, wet weather in the D.C. region. Because of heavy rain over the weekend, a flash flood watch remains in effect for the D.C. area until 5 a.m. A flash flood watch means that conditions might develop that lead to […]

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