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Solar Storm Triggers NOAA Space Weather Alerts For September 13th, 2014

The Earth is experiencing effects from the CME’s (Coronal Mass Ejections) that took place on September 9th and 10th of this last week. The two solar flares have been hurdling towards Earth for days and are starting to create a solar storm in the atmosphere that is producing a light show for people that like to view the Northern Lights. In addition to creating a visual wonderland, the September... 

Heavy Rains Flood Southwest, Record Breaking Storm

Heavy rains from seasonal monsoon moisture combined with remnants of Tropical Storm Norbert on Monday dumped record amounts of rain throughout the Southwest on Monday. These heavy downpours of rain produced dangerous flash floods that washed away freeways and residential areas in Southern California, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas on Monday. Interstate 15 in Nevada had to be closed... 

Southern California Beaches Braces For Impact From Hurricane Marie

Southern California beach towns are bracing themselves for the impact from Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico’s Pacific coast. Hurricane Marie, a Category 2 storm located about 550 miles southwest of Mexico’s Baja California, will generate the big swells even though it is moving away from the U.S. West Coast the National Weather Service weather said. The National Weather Service says... 

Hawaii Prepares for 2 Storms: Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio

Two storms are headed for Hawaii later this week in an unusual one-two punch. The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued advisories Tuesday for Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio. Hurricane Iselle could be hitting Hawaii by Friday and Julio two or three days after that, said James Franklin, the chief of hurricane specialists. “There’s enough uncertainty in the track that it’s... 

Tropical Depression Forms in Atlantic Ocean, Expected to Weaken by Thursday

The National Hurricane Center reported as of 11 a.m. ET Tuesday, a tropical depression continues to spin in the Atlantic Ocean. The tropical depression had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. It was moving to the west at 17 mph and was located about 910 miles east of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Senior Hurricane Specialist Michael Brennan said in a message, “Satellite data indicate that... 

Twin Tornadoes Rip Through Pilger, Nebraska on Monday; at Least 2 Dead

A thunderstorm that formed during the late afternoon hours on Monday, June 16, 2014, near Pilger, Nebraska killed at least 2 people and left many others injured. Officials say a 5-year-old was killed in Pilger, NE with another death reported from an automobile accident on a country road east of Pilger that was attributed to the storm. The National Weather Service says the last tornado deaths in the... 

Hurricanes with Female Name Deadlier than Male Named Hurricanes

With hurricane season just kicking off, a new study has found hurricanes with female names are more deadly than ones with male names. While the researchers don’t have any conclusive explanation about why hurricanes with female names are deadlier, and it could simply be a coincidence. However, the researchers wonder if people take hurricanes less seriously if they have a female name. The World... 

Dust Storm in New Mexico Kills 6 People in Interstate Highway Crash

A dust storm in New Mexico killed six people in a crash. State troopers say several vehicles were involved in a crash on an interstate highway in southwestern New Mexico during the dust storm. Winds were gusty in the area around the time of the crash, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde said. The Lordsburg Regional Airport recorded gusts up to 30 mph about an hour before, Rinde said. There... 

Winter Storm Cleon Hits the Midwest with Snow, Ice and Frigid Temperatures

Unless you live in Florida, especially Marco Island, Florida where it’s currently 88 F degrees, it’s going to be a cold Friday. A winter storm named Cleon, in which some forecasters say is the worst to hit the United States in years, has slammed the Midwest Friday, putting a wrench in travel plans and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of customers. The line of ice, snow and... 

California Wildfire Forces Thousands to Evacuate from Mountain Town

Thousands of California residents in San Jacinto Mountains have fled from their homes because of the wildfire that has grown out of control. The blaze, which is only 15% contained and covers 22,800 acres, has been burning toward desert areas but changed direction after a weather system began moving into the area, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Melody Lardner told The Times. “They are stepping... 
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