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Dorian Now A Tropical Wave

Updated: 07/27/2013 - Dorian has now decreased in strength to where it is now considered a Tropical Wave.

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Heat Wave Continues in the East

Updated: 07/19/2013 - There's no respite from the heat wave that's gripping the eastern two thirds of the nation.

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Death Valley to Public: Quit the Egg-Frying

Updated: 07/10/2013 - Rangers in Death Valley National Park say it's tough enough working in the hottest place on the planet without having to clean up the mess after people try to fry eggs on the pavement in parking lots and overlooks.

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Why You Should Prefer Dew Points Over Relative Humidity

Updated: 07/09/2013 - When a meteorologist or a dedicated weather weenie hears the “90-degree heat with 90 percent humidity” refrain he or she winces and wants to say something like, “It never happens here. Let me teach you a little about what ‘humidity’ means.”

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This Day in Weather History

Updated: 07/08/2013 - On this date, July 8, back in 1939 a record high temperature and low temperature was set on the same day at Houston Hobby Airport.

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Chantal

Updated: 07/10/2013 - Tropical Storm Chantal formed on Sunday evening in the Central Tropical Atlantic.

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How Do Fireworks Get Their Colors?

Updated: 07/04/2013 - Metal salts create the reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues and purples seen during pyrotechnic displays.

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Weekend Heat Wave to Bake Western US

Posted: 06/27/2013 - A high pressure system hanging over the West this weekend is bringing temperatures extreme even for a region used to baking during the summer.

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Clean Air Could Cause Hurricanes

Posted: 06/26/2013 - Cleaner air over the Atlantic could make conditions more favorable for stronger hurricanes by increasing oceanic warming.

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Coronal Hole

Posted: 06/26/2013 - The biggest thing on the sun today is not a sunspot, it's a coronal hole. The yawning dark gap in the sun's atmosphere is almost directly facing Earth.

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NOAA study finds fishing tops U.S. lightning death activities

Updated: 06/26/2013 - NOAA's National Weather Service has discovered that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 deaths. John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist with the National Weather Service, conducted the study by examining demographic information for 238 deaths attributed to lightning over the last seven years. NOAA released these findings on the first day of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week to call attention to the danger of outdoor activities during a thunderstorm.

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Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Posted: 06/25/2013 - This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. The information in this brief article could save your life.

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2012 Billion-Dollar Weather & Climate Disasters

Updated: 06/25/2013 - In 2012 there were 11 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion in damages. This makes 2012 the second costliest year since 1980, with a total of more than $110 billion in damages throughout the year.

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94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes Tied to Jet Stream

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The jet stream, the river of air high above Earth that generally dictates the weather, usually rushes rapidly from west to east in a mostly straight direction.

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