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Winter Hurricane in North Atlantic

Excerpt of an article from EarthSky.org: Hurricanes need warm water to form, and that’s why the North Atlantic’s hurricane season begins on June 1 each year and runs through late November. But on January 14, 2016, a tropical depression in the eastern Atlantic evolved into a hurricane, which was given the first name on 2016’s list of hurricane names: Alex. Continue reading

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Winter Storm Jonas: Record Coastal Flooding Strikes New Jersey

Excerpt of an article from Weather.com: Winter Storm Jonas delivers a powerful blast to the Eastern Seaboard in the form of stuff northeasterly winds. Those winds are driving Atlantic Ocean water toward shore and caused record storm tides along portions of the New Jersey and Delaware coastlines on Saturday. At one point, the National Weather Service had issued hurricane force wind warnings for the New Jersey coast. Those warnings have since been allowed to expire. Continue reading

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Rare January Hurricane Weakens to Tropical Storm

Excerpt of an article from WWMT.com: A rare January hurricane in the Atlantic weakened to a tropical storm Friday morning after moving over the Azores. Continue reading

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Jason-3 Reaches Orbit, Will Monitor Global Sea-Level Rise, Hurricane Intensity

Excerpt of an article from Space Ref: Jason-3, a U.S.-European satellite mission, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California today at 10:42 a.m. PST aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, to become the latest spacecraft to track the rate of global sea-level rise. Jason-3 will also help NOAA’s National Weather Service more accurately forecast the strength of tropical cyclones that threaten America’s coasts. Continue reading

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NEMA Conducts an After-Action Review of Hurricane Joaquin’s Impact

Excerpt of an article from the Bahamas Weekly: The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) conducted an After-Action Review (AAR) of Hurricane Joaquin’s impact on The Bahamas at NEMA’s headquarters, Gladstone Road, January 15, 2016. Continue reading

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Are January Hurricanes Typical?

Excerpt of an article from the Wisconsin State Journal: Are hurricanes in January typical occurrences? No. The annual hurricane season typically runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Approximately 97 percent of hurricanes occur during that time. January hurricanes are rare. Continue reading

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NOAA Using Drone to Collect Hurricane Data

Excerpt of an article from The Engineer: The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to improve its understanding of hurricanes, collecting data from areas unsafe for manned flight. Continue reading

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Carolina Beach Pledges $315,000 for Hurricane Joaquin Repairs

Excerpt of an article from StarNews Online: The federal government has given Southeastern North Carolina a firm “no” on a request for relief money after October’s Hurricane Joaquin. On Tuesday, Carolina Beach leaders chose their own plan for covering the $315,000 in damage and other storm costs. Continue reading

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Pali, Now a Tropical Depression, Became Earliest Central Pacific Hurricane on Record

Excerpt of an article from Weather Underground: Pali became the earliest hurricane on record in the central Pacific Ocean Monday evening and has since weakened to a tropical depression, while still located unusually close to the equator for a tropical cyclone. Continue reading

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Hurricane Center Tracking Unusual January Storm

Excerpt of an article from WDSU News: According to the United States National Hurricane Center, a low pressure system stationed between that country and Bermuda, has a chance of developing into a subtropical storm which is rare for the month of January; so rare that only five have developed around this time in more than 100 years. Continue reading

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