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Weather Channel on YouTube Still Streaming Hurricane Sandy Coverage Weather Channel on YouTube Still Streaming Hurricane Sandy Coverage

Hurricane Sandy, the “superstorm” of 2012 hit the East coast of the U.S. yesterday, causing flooding and power outages in highly populated areas such as New York City. The storm is still sitting over the Northeast U.S., dropping rain and …

Facebook Cancels NYC Gifts Event Ahead of Hurricane Sandy Facebook Cancels NYC Gifts Event Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

In light of the imminent landfall of “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy in New York City, Facebook has become the next company to postpone scheduled events in the city. Earlier this month, Facebook sent out invitations for a November 1st event set …

Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Gets Google Crisis Response Maps Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Gets Google Crisis Response Maps
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Google’s Crisis Response team has put together a Hurricane Sandy map with location tracking, public alerts, radar/cloud imagery, evacuation information, shelters and storm footage. “Already responsible for a reported 41 deaths across the Caribbean, late-season Hurricane Sandy is expected to …

Tropical Storm Isaac Grows Stronger as it Nears Haiti Tropical Storm Isaac Grows Stronger as it Nears Haiti
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Tropical Storm Isaac isn’t yet a hurricane, but it is growing in strength as it nears Haiti. The U.S. National Hurricane Center currently forecasts that the storm will hit the U.S. somewhere on the Gulf Coast. Isaac could land anywhere …

Your Bitching Was Justified: July Was Officially the Hottest Month on Record Your Bitching Was Justified: July Was Officially the Hottest Month on Record

If your experience was similar to mine, your Facebook news feeds and Twitter streams during July were inundated with posts complaining about the friggin’ heat. It wasn’t just my friends, as I’m guilty as anyone else. I’m usually a pansy …

Buckled Road Causes Car To Go Airborne, Video Goes Viral Buckled Road Causes Car To Go Airborne, Video Goes Viral
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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been “hot AF” in the United States, and while that always makes for fun social media feed reading and humorous weather reports, the stifling heat can also be a hazard to those operating a …

Heat Wave: Hundreds of Heat Records Broken Heat Wave: Hundreds of Heat Records Broken
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On the east coast it’s getting close to quitting time, and if you haven’t stepped outside this afternoon, prepare for a warm surprise. And by warm, I mean ludicrously hot. People often say “it’s like an oven out there” when …

New Software System Simulates Weather Conditions for Fuel Pipelines New Software System Simulates Weather Conditions for Fuel Pipelines

By the year 2020, thousands of kilometers of new grids will be operating in Germany to permit even more extensive use of power from renewable sources. However, these new “smart grids” also come with increased complexity, costs and vulnerability. Fraunhofer …

Wind Map Beautifully Depicts Wind Patterns Across the U.S. Wind Map Beautifully Depicts Wind Patterns Across the U.S.
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While it looks like the zephyric lovechild of Vincent Van Gogh and Edward Gorey, Wind Map is actually a real-time map of the wind patterns across the United States. Rather than using different colors to indicate the strength of gales, …

Solar Storms Continue, Northern Lights Increase Solar Storms Continue, Northern Lights Increase

A “strong geomagnetic storm” is now underway, and is giving us earthlings a dazzling display of an intensified aurora borealis. These storms started from sunspots sited on Tuesday followed by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), effecting our part of the …

English Man Has Blue Balls in Back Yard [Video] English Man Has Blue Balls in Back Yard [Video]

Steve Hornsby of Bournemouth stepped outside after a hailstorm and found blue balls in his yard. They 1-inch pieces of jelly-ish substance were a mystery to the former aircraft engineer. He hypothesized that they might be some sort of atmospheric …

Hurricane Irene: How Verizon Wireless is Prepared From Florida to Maine Hurricane Irene: How Verizon Wireless is Prepared From Florida to Maine

Verizon Wireless says it is prepared for Hurricane Irene, and is offering customers tips to be prepared as well, as the storm approaches the East Coast of the U.S. The company says its wireless and wireline operations teams from Florida …

Hurricane Irene: The View From Space Hurricane Irene: The View From Space
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It’s always interesting how natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes that bring such devastation and destruction can also have a type of amazing, terrible beauty. And there’s nothing like a view from space to make us all aware of the …

Earthquake Hits East Coast Earthquake Hits East Coast

Earthquakes have been hitting various places across the United States today. A quake of a reported 5.8 magnitude hit the east coast. According to The Weather Channel, the quake’s epicenter was in Virginia and reports claim that it was felt …

Google Maps Adds Weather Layer Google Maps Adds Weather Layer
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Google announced the addition of a weather layer to Google Maps, where users can see current temperatures and conditions anywhere on Google Maps. Google thinks this may help make travel easier. It can’t hurt to see the weather as you’re …

Twitter and Weather Channel Team Up on Local Weather Tweeting Twitter and Weather Channel Team Up on Local Weather Tweeting

You probably knew that Twitter has been instrumental in shaping the news, but what about the weather? Well, I’m not sure that Twitter’s altering the weather itself too much (though there was that stuff about Google searches’ impact on the …

Cheap Trick Stage Collapses During Concert Cheap Trick Stage Collapses During Concert
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During a Cheap Trick Concert at the Ottawa Bluesfest yesterday, the stage collapsed while the band was performing as severe weather hit. “The stage blew down and collapsed. Everyone is shaken up but band and crew are all fine,” the …

Churchill Downs Tornado Damages Stables, Frees Horses Churchill Downs Tornado Damages Stables, Frees Horses

Last night Louisville, Kentucky was the latest city to make tornado news, as a series of storms hit Kentucky Derby site Churchill Downs. Although the tornado damaged buildings and threw debris around the track, nobody was reported injured as a …

Joplin Missouri Tornado Videos Hit YouTube Joplin Missouri Tornado Videos Hit YouTube
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Yesterday, a massive tornado swept through the town of Joplin in southwest Missouri. This comes on the heels of the recent tornadoes that touched down in Alabama and other parts of the south, leaving a trail of devastation unlike most …

Enjoy These 5 Mobile Apps This Labor Day Weekend

Family reunions and quick getaways have become a Labor Day tradition for most people, but which apps work best for taking holiday trips? Grip’d.com spent several months testing various apps on each platform to see which ones make Gripd.com’s top five travel apps. If you have an iPhone, Blackberry or Android phone, here’s a quick rundown of the best 5 travel apps:

AT&T Prepares for Tropical Storm Bonnie

AT&T made an announcement, saying that it is prepared to respond quickly to Tropical Storm Bonnie, with an "arsenal of disaster response equipment and personnel."