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US hurricane experts predict ‘extremely active’ storm season

[The Guardian] NOAA forecasts 25 possible storms with winds of 39mph and up‘We expect more, stronger, and longer-lived storms than average’The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted an “extremely active” hurricane season in the US in an already record-breaking year for storms. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said there […]

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Hurricane Isaias Is Moving Through Bahamas and Will Approach Florida Later Saturday; Will Track Up East Coast Next Week

[Weather Channel] At a Glance Hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the northern Bahamas Saturday.Impacts will be felt in parts of Florida later Saturday.Hurricane conditions could reach South Florida Saturday night.The forecast for this system is still uncertain.Isaias may ultimately impact a sizable swath of the East Coast as […]

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Scientists detect unexpected widespread structures near Earth’s core

[Phys.org] University of Maryland geophysicists analyzed thousands of recordings of seismic waves, sound waves traveling through the Earth, to identify echoes from the boundary between Earth’s molten core and the solid mantle layer above it. The echoes revealed more widespread, heterogenous structures—areas of unusually dense, hot rock—at the core-mantle boundary […]

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Stunning strawberry moon thrills skywatchers

[FOX NEWS] Across the globe, skywatchers have been enjoying the stunning June full moon or strawberry moon. The moon became full at 3:12 p.m. ET Friday and will appear full into early Sunday morning, NASA explains, on its website. “This moon is named Strawberry Moon as a reference to the time of harvesting strawberries in North […]

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Newly formed tropical depression could be one for the record books

[AccuWeather] Hurricane season — which officially got underway on Monday — featured the formation of the third tropical system of the year with a tropical depression brewing over the Gulf of Mexico. June 1 marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, yet forecasters have already been busy for weeks […]

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Meteorological summer to start off with sizzling temperatures across the center of the country

[AccuWeather, AP Photo] The same dome of heat that resulted in record-breaking temperatures across the West last week will shift eastward, bringing along summerlike conditions just in time for the start of meteorological summer. The same dome of heat that resulted in record-breaking temperatures across the West last week will shift eastward, […]

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Developing system could be earliest 3rd tropical storm on record

[AccuWeather] An already active Atlantic hurricane season — which hasn’t officially begun yet — could take a turn for the record books with a new disturbance that looks poised to strengthen.    An already active Atlantic hurricane season — which hasn’t officially begun yet — could take a turn for the […]

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Tropical Storm Arthur to Brush North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Monday

[The Weather Channel] Tropical Storm Warning Issued At a Glance Tropical Storm Arthur is tracking off the Southeast coast.Arthur will pass near North Carolina’s Outer Banks with rain and wind on Monday.A tropical storm warning has been issued.Rough surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along much of the Southeast […]

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950 earthquakes have hit Puerto Rico so far this year. Why? Blame it on an ‘earthquake swarm’

[USA TODAY] Story Highlights The worst quake – a magnitude 6.4 that struck early Tuesday – killed at least one person.Tectonics in Puerto Rico are dominated by the convergence between the North America and Caribbean tectonic plates.More earthquakes are possible in Puerto Rico, as is a risk for tsunamis.Following a series of […]

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