As Winter Looms, Outdoor Schools Face Tough Decisions

With coronavirus cases surging, educators who moved classes outside are now grappling with how to keep kids safe from both the virus and the elements.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #parenting, #weather

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‘Within Seconds Everything Was Gone’: Devastating Floods Submerge the Philippines

Torrential rains and back-to-back typhoons have ripped through the country in the past two weeks, turning a once picturesque river into a sea of murky brown, killing dozens and setting off deadly landslides.

#duterte-rodrigo, #floods, #levees-and-dams, #philippines, #rescues, #typhoon-goni-2020, #typhoons, #weather

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The 2020 Hurricane Season in Rewind

There have been 30 named storms and 13 hurricanes this year, the most active Atlantic season on record.

#atlantic-ocean, #central-america, #florida, #global-warming, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Path: Live Updates of Category 5 Storm

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Becomes a Category 5 Storm

The storm will be the second hurricane to strike the region in two weeks.

#central-america, #floods, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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Hurricane Iota Barrels Toward Central America

The storm is expected to make landfall along the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras as a Category 4 hurricane by Monday night.

#central-america, #guatemala, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #nicaragua, #weather

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At Least 6 Killed as Flash Floods Ravage North Carolina

Rescuers evacuated 31 people from a campground an hour north of Charlotte, which accounted for at least three of the fatalities, the authorities said.

#anderson-county-nc, #charlotte-nc, #deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #north-carolina, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

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Eta Makes Landfall in Florida, Again

The storm had already flooded streets and forced several universities to cancel classes on Thursday.

#federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #florida, #hurricane-eta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather, #wind

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Eta Targets Florida, Again

The storm, which had battered South Florida as well as parts of Cuba and Central America, briefly strengthened to a Category One Hurricane on Wednesday as it approached the Gulf Coast.

#floods, #florida, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #weather, #wind

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Climate Change and the 2020 Hurricane Record: What We Know

Scientists can’t say for sure whether global warming is causing more hurricanes, but they are confident that it’s changing the way storms behave. Here’s how.

#floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weather

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Theta Forms as Season’s 29th Named Storm, Breaking a Record

The arrival of Theta broke the annual record for the number of storms strong enough to be given names. That benchmark was set in 2005, the year Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #weather

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Tropical Storm Eta Causes Flooding in South Florida

Some areas saw more than 13 inches of rainfall, and there was a storm surge along the coast.

#floods, #florida, #florida-powerlight-co, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather, #wind

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In 2020, Record-Breaking Hurricanes Arrived Early–and Often

So far this season, 25 of 28 storms have been the earliest on record

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#environment, #natural-disasters, #sustainability, #weather

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Tropical Storm Eta Heads Toward South Florida After Strengthening

Eta, the 28th named storm of the Atlantic season, is primed to hit the Florida Keys, possibly as a hurricane, by late Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather, #wind

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Guatemala Rescuers Search for Scores of People Buried in Mudslide Caused by Eta

More than 100 are feared dead in what is likely to be the deadliest episode of a storm that has already claimed more than 60 lives in Central America.

#guatemala, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #weather

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Avoid the Coronavirus, Forget Winter Weather: Socialize Outside

My British upbringing taught me that socializing outdoors shouldn’t stop when rain falls and temperatures drop.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #rain, #weather, #winter-season

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Guatemala Mudslides Kill More Than 50

Another 23 people across Central America have died or are missing as a result of a vast storm system dumping heavy rainfall across the region.

#central-america, #floods, #guatemala, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-hurricane-center, #weather

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Eta Heads for South Florida

Eta, the 28th named storm of the active 2020 hurricane season, was expected to strengthen as it approached the Florida Keys after bringing catastrophic rainfall to Honduras and Nicaragua.

#atlantic-ocean, #caribbean-area, #central-america, #floods, #florida, #florida-keys, #gulf-coast-us, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nicaragua, #rain, #weather

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Hurricane Eta: Live Updates

Forecasters warned of “catastrophic” damage in the region, with winds up to 150 miles per hour and severe flooding expected as the Category 4 storm prepares to make landfall on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.

#caribbean-area, #central-america, #hurricane-eta, #nicaragua, #weather, #world-meteorological-organization

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Hurricane Eta Heads Toward Central America

The storm was expected to strengthen before making landfall on Tuesday, producing as much as 35 inches of rain.

#caribbean-area, #central-america, #hurricane-eta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nicaragua, #weather

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Tropical Storm Eta Forms, Tying a Record Set 15 Years Ago

Eta became the 28th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, matching a record set in 2005.

#caribbean-area, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather

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Slump in Air Travel Hindered Weather Forecasting, Study Shows

A decline in air traffic during the coronavirus pandemic sharply reduced the amount of data routinely collected by commercial airliners.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #research, #weather

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Typhoon Molave Slams Into Vietnam, Bringing Death and More Misery

Already battling devastating floods, the country was hit by one of its biggest storms in decades.

#deaths-fatalities, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rescues, #typhoons, #vietnam, #weather

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Zeta Is Forecast to Bring Life-Threatening Storm Surge to Louisiana

The storm, which was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon. Preparations across the state have already begun.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-zeta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #rain, #weather, #wind

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Hurricane Epsilon Is a Category 2 Storm

The storm had swiftly intensified into a Category 3 for a few hours.

#atlantic-ocean, #bermuda, #global-warming, #hurricane-epsilon, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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Hurricane Epsilon Is 10th of the Season

A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda.

#atlantic-ocean, #bermuda, #hurricane-epsilon, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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Colorado Wildfire Grows Into Largest in State History

Left vulnerable by dry conditions, more than 430,000 acres have burned so far in what has been one of the worst years ever for wildfires in the state.

#boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #washington-state, #weather, #wildfires

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Nearly Half of the U.S. Is in Drought. It May Get Worse.

The most widespread drought in the continental United States since 2013 covers more than 45 percent of the Lower 48 states, federal scientists said.

#drought, #el-nino-southern-oscillation, #global-warming, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

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What Scandinavians Can Teach Us About Embracing Winter

In the pandemic, rather than feeling depressed that the arrival of cold weather will mean you’ll be isolated indoors, try adopting a positive winter mind-set.

#arctic-regions, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #happiness, #norway, #psychology-and-psychologists, #scandinavia, #weather, #winter-season

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Citing Risk of Wildfires, Utility Plans to Cut Off Power to 50,000 in California

Pacific Gas and Electric said power would begin to be shut off Wednesday evening and might return Friday night.

#california, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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PG&E Plans to Cut Off Power to 50,000 in California

Pacific Gas and Electric said power would begin to be shut off Wednesday evening and might return Friday night.

#california, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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Hurricane Delta Heads Toward Louisiana

Schools have been closed and several parishes are under either mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #hurricane-delta, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-hurricane-center, #weather, #wind

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Gulf States Brace for Hurricane Delta

The governors of Alabama and Mississippi have declared states of emergency, while some parishes in Louisiana are under mandatory evacuation orders.

#alabama, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #gulf-coast-us, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-delta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-hurricane-center, #texas, #weather

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Hurricane Delta Barrels Toward Mexico

The category 3 storm is expected to hit the Yucatán Peninsula on Wednesday before heading to the northern Gulf Coast at the end of the week.

#cancun-mexico, #cozumel-mexico, #florida-panhandle, #gulf-coast-us, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-delta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #national-hurricane-center, #united-states, #weather

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How California’s Diablo Winds Could Worsen Wildfires

Strong, gusty winds could hamper firefighting efforts by fanning flames that have already destroyed tens of thousands of acres in the northern part of the state.

#california, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #mount-diablo-calif, #weather, #wildfires

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New Evacuations Ordered as Two Wildfires Erupt in Northern California

A hospital in Napa County evacuated patients, and the utility giant PG&E shut off power in some regions as a precaution against dry and windy conditions.

#cal-fire, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #national-weather-service, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #weather, #wildfires

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Glimpses of the Isolated Communities Along a Remote Siberian River

Once a vast prison ground for political exiles, the banks of the Ket River are now home to a range of solitary settlements.

#freedom-of-religion, #railroads, #russia, #russian-orthodox-church, #siberia, #stalin-joseph, #travel-and-vacations, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #weather, #wood-and-wood-products

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A Hopeful Forecast: More Accurate Long-Term Weather Predictions

Improving technology could make it possible to better anticipate weather conditions weeks in advance, especially in the tropics.

#mathematics, #research, #satellites, #weather, #your-feed-innovation, #your-feed-science

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Heat and Drought Team Up More Frequently, With Disastrous Results

A new study finds that what used to be a rare weather double whammy has been occurring more frequently in recent decades because of climate change.

#drought, #global-warming, #research, #science-advances-journal, #weather, #wildfires

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Science News from around the World

Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from Israel about what DNA reveals about the Dead Sea Scrolls’ parchment. 

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#artsculture, #biology, #earth, #the-sciences, #weather

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Climate Disruption Is Now Locked In. The Next Moves Will Be Crucial.

The Times spoke to two dozen experts who said decisions made now would spell the difference between a difficult future and something far worse.

#carbon-dioxide, #disasters-and-emergencies, #earth, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weather, #wildfires

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Wildfires Live Updates: Rain Could Offer Some Relief for Oregon and Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee expressed confidence that Washington State could contain its fires, and offered help to Oregon, but warned that the air was still at “historically polluted levels.”

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #inslee-jay, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #washington-state, #weather, #wildfires

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La Niña May Worsen Southwest Drought This Winter

Climate forecasters said the pattern would affect weather across the globe.

#el-nino-southern-oscillation, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #weather, #winter-season

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Crazy Weather in Colorado: Roasting Yesterday, Snowing Today

Temperatures plunged more than 50 degrees overnight as an Arctic air mass drove into the Denver area, bringing a very early winter storm on Tuesday.

#boulder-colo, #denver-colo, #rocky-mountain-national-park-colo, #seasons-and-months, #snow-and-snowstorms, #summer-season, #weather, #wildfires

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California Heat Wave: The Latest on the State’s Weather

Los Angeles County set a new high temperature as a cooling sea breeze remained trapped offshore, according to the National Weather Service.

#california, #heatstroke, #national-weather-service, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather

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Helicopters Rescue About 200 Trapped in California Wildfire

About 20 people were injured in the Creek Fire, which broke out Friday in the Sierra National Forest and consumed more than 35,000 acres.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #rescues, #weather, #wildfires

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California’s Heat Wave Will Be Dangerously Hot This Weekend

Record-breaking temperatures are expected across the western United States. They might be followed by wind that could worsen fires in California, or storms that could bring snow in Colorado.

#california, #colorado, #national-weather-service, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

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How Racist Urban Planning Left Some Neighborhoods to Swelter

Also this week, forecasters see opportunity in weird weather

#global-warming, #race-and-ethnicity, #urban-areas, #weather

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Storm Surge: The Science behind This Year’s Unusual Hurricane Season

Meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico and the ingredients for tropical cyclones

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#natural-disasters, #sustainability, #weather

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Marco Nears Louisiana as Laura Rakes Cuba: Live Updates

Damaging storms on converging tracks threaten to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast in quick succession after plowing through the Caribbean.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #tropical-storm-laura, #tropical-storm-marco, #weather

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