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Weather Geek Stuff offers everything for the weather enthusiast on your holiday shopping list

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 10:10am MST

Not everyone gets excited about blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes and other types of extreme weather but many folks out there are passionate about Mother Nature.  Weather Geek Stuff is an online shop just for those whose hearts race with the thrill of severe weather and they are offering special deals through the holiday season. Weather Geek […]

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Tornado Hits Jacksonville, Alabama [Photos, Videos]

Monday, March 19th, 2018 6:11pm MST

Update: 11:15 p.m. EDT — Athletic Director at Jacksonville State University Greg Seitz tweeted confirming Jacksonville’s Coliseum has indeed incurred extensive damages due to the tornado. “My bestfriend is stuck at the Reservse [sic] in Jacksonville right now. Other tenants came to her apartment because theirs was flooding. At her apartment water started coming under […]

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Hurricane Maria stripped Puerto Rico’s forests bare, work begins to replenish them

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 10:17am MST

When Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico last September, the physical destruction was not limited to houses, buildings, the electricity grid and other infrastructure. The storm also toppled or stripped bare an estimated 480 million trees, or a third of all the forests.

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Weather Geek Stuff for the weather enthusiast on your shopping list

Friday, November 24th, 2017 3:39pm MST

Not everyone gets excited about blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes and other types of extreme weather but many folks out there are passionate about Mother Nature.  Weather Geek Stuff is an online shop just for those whose hearts race with the thrill of severe weather and they are offering special deals through the holiday season. Weather Geek […]

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Irma is now the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 7:47am MST

Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record-setting force early Wednesday, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida by the weekend. Irma, which was the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded north of the Caribbean and east of the Gulf of Mexico, […]

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Caribbean girds for Hurricane Irma threat

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 5:10am MST

Irma, a still strengthening and dangerous Category Four hurricane, churned toward the Leeward Islands early Tuesday, sparking alarm and alerts from the Caribbean to Florida, which declared an emergency. The National Hurricane Center said at 0300 GMT that the storm was packing top sustained winds of 140 mph (220 km/h). “Additional strengthening is forecast during […]

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8 Dead, More Missing in Arizona Flash Flood

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 6:12pm MST

Eight people have been confirmed drowned and more are missing after a flash flood swept over a popular swimming spot in a river in the western U.S. state of Arizona. Authorities are searching for the missing after the incident on Saturday afternoon in the Verde River inside Tonto National Forest, about 145 kilometers northeast of […]

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New Weather Satellite Sends First Lightning Images

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 5:47am MST

Since its launch in November and going online a few weeks later, the GOES-16 weather satellite has already sent back a trove of invaluable data to its operator, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). And the country’s most advanced weather satellite began Monday transmitting to Earth images and data related to lightning over the […]

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NOAA’s satellites are on the chopping block. Here’s why we need them.

Monday, March 6th, 2017 7:45pm MST

Our eyes in the sky are facing budget cuts On Friday, The Washington Post reportedly obtained a memo from within the Trump administration about proposed funding for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The memo outlined steep cuts to several divisions, including the elimination of the $73 million Sea Grant research program, cuts to climate […]

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A race against Mother Nature as officials send water cascading out of California’s Lake Oroville

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 3:08am MST

OROVILLE, Calif. — With more storms expected to slam Northern California later this week, officials worked frantically Monday to drain water from brimming Lake Oroville in hopes of heading off a potentially catastrophic flood. The operators at America’s tallest dam found themselves in a precarious position Monday, with both of the spillways used to release […]

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