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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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Could 2016 Hurricane Season Start Early Because of This Development?

Excerpt of an article from WDSU News: A rare development in the Atlantic is being monitored by the National Hurricane Center. Continue reading

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COB Students Design Hurricane-Resistant Affordable Cottages

Excerpt of an article from the Bahamas Weekly: COB Architecture students, under the mentorship of Prof. Marga Jann, have designed some remarkable prototypical, sustainable, hurricane-resistant affordable cottages as part of a community service project for the Adventure Learning Camp in South Beach. Continue reading

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