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Irma is now the strongest Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever

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

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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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NOAA releases first images from new GOES satellite

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 9:46am MDT

NOAA released the first images from their new GOES-16 satellite and to say they are stunning would be an understatement.  The new satellite, built in Colorado by Lockheed Martin, contains some of the highest resolution cameras and most advanced sensors in the world. From NOAA: Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November […]

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Record rainfall hits Southern California

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 2:16am MDT

LOS ANGELES — The third in a series of powerful winter storms unleashed a deluge in Southern California on Sunday, flooding numerous roads and freeways, setting new rainfall records and stranding some in dangerously rising waters. Forecasters had predicted this storm would be the strongest in several years, and it didn’t disappoint. While earlier storms […]

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Death Toll Climbs As Unusual Weather Hits Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Carolinas

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 12:15pm MDT

Severe thunderstorms and tornados threatened Florida, Georgia and North Carolina Sunday night as heavy winds, large hail and rains hit the Southeast coast and killed at least 16 people. Residents were urged to seek safe shelter and listen to their radios for any emergency warnings. “There is a significant risk for large, long-tracked and extremely […]

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Mother Nature can be a factor in Inauguration Day events and the swearing in of a new president

Friday, January 20th, 2017 8:01am MDT

On a cold, wet and blustery day, the new President of the United States prepared to take office.  He rode a horse to and from the Capitol that day and spoke on the steps of the building for nearly two hours – all without an overcoat or so much as a hat. William Henry Harrison’s […]

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