Tag: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Unusual ‘Derecho’ Storms Rip Through Midwest

Unusually powerful storms with winds exceeding 100 miles per hour ripped through parts of the Midwest on Monday, knocking out power for about one million customers, downing countless trees and utility poles and flipping cars as they crossed several states within several hours, officials said. “Everybody in town is without power except those with a […]

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Hurricane Forecast: ‘One of the Most Active Seasons on Record’

Following a record number of Atlantic Ocean storms over the past two months, including five that struck the United States, government scientists on Thursday updated their forecast for the remainder of the hurricane season, saying it was likely to be extremely active. “It’s shaping up to be one of the most active seasons on record,” […]

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Hurricane Isaias Rakes the Bahamas on Course Toward Florida’s East Coast

MIAMI — Hurricane Isaias raked the Bahamas, parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Friday, as it moved on a path toward Florida’s Atlantic coast. The storm, already the ninth named storm system of the 2020 hurricane season, approached the Bahamas from the southeast on Friday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 75 […]

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Sultry Nights and Magnolia Trees: New York City Is Now Subtropical

It was the fig trees that tipped him off. Something was very unusual at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It was May in the early 2000s and Chris Roddick, the head arborist there, was making his rounds when he noticed a big mistake. Months ago, a gardener had forgotten to wrap the fig trees in burlap, […]

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Tropical Storm Gonzalo Expected to Become 2020’s First Atlantic Hurricane

Tropical Storm Gonzalo is expected to strengthen into the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season as early as Thursday, forecasters said. The system, which became a tropical storm on Wednesday, was over the central Atlantic and moving west at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph at 11 a.m. on Thursday, according […]

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New Data Show an ‘Extraordinary’ Rise in U.S. Coastal Flooding

WASHINGTON — Parts of the United States saw record levels of high-tide flooding last year as rising seas brought water further into coastal homes and infrastructure, government scientists reported Tuesday. The increase in high-tide flooding along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts since 2000 has been “extraordinary,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported, with the […]

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