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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Weather’

Midwest Tornadoes Claim At Least Six Lives

Even though you don’t hear of tornado outbreaks as often during this time of the year, especially compared to the spring, the tornadoes a storm system produced this weekend proved late fall tornadoes are just as nasty. Several people died over the weekend and many more were injured after a massive storm system produced multiple tornadoes over the Midwest. Tornado …

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Typhoon Yolanda Puts Philippines In Danger

Typhoon Yolanda, which is heading towards the Philippines, is being internationally referred to as Haiyan, and it looks like it’s going to cause a lot of damage. It has been projected that the storm will reach “super typhoon” level over the course of the next 48 to 60 hours as it makes its way to the Philippines. The storm is …

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Hurricane Raymond is Now a Category 3 Storm

Many areas on the Pacific coast of Mexico are still recovering from hurricane-related damage and flooding from last month, and it looks like more trouble is on the way as Hurricane Raymond continues to strengthen. Hurricane Raymond rapidly progressed to a Category 3 storm early Monday, which is reportedly the first major Category 3 rated hurricane in the eastern Pacific …

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Guy Films Himself Being Struck by Lightning [VIDEO]

Since the advent of YouTube, we’ve seen more and more regular people documenting insane weather – from tornados and hurricanes, to epic flooding and crazy lightning. It’s pretty cool that everyone has a camera on them at all times now, right? Well, the only problem with standing outside and capturing cool weather for the world to see is that you’re …

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Tropical Storm Dorian Moves Toward Puerto Rico, Florida

The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) this week has named a tropical depression that formed over the eastern Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday morning. Tropical storm Dorian is now moving west-northwest in the direction of Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Cuba and Florida. An updated advisory on the storm this morning reported that Dorian hasn’t strengthened in the past few hours. The …

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Death Valley Temps Hit Records During Heat Wave

Summer has officially begun, and in some places across the U.S. temperatures are reaching record highs. In the hottest areas of the country, temperatures are even reaching dangerous levels. This weekend, Death Valley National Park issued a warning that the temperature measured in Death Valley on Saturday may have reached 127 degrees Fahrenheit . Today, the National Park Service announced …

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Google News Adds Sports Scores & Weather, Expands Editors’ Picks

Google announced a trio of new features for Google News: new sections for sports scores and weather, and the expansion of the “Editors’ Picks” section. Google has been getting better with sports scores over the past year or so, and is now adding a new section utilizing the same information to Google News homepage and sports page. It shows snapshots …

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Weather Girl Has Totally Appropriate Reaction to a Giant On-Screen Spider

When I was a kid, I loved nature books. But there was one problem with the larger-than-life photographic representations in the arachnid section – the problem was that they were still creepy, even though they were just photographs. I wouldn’t even touch them on the page. So I feel for weatherwoman Kristi Gordon, who had a giant spider crawling near …

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Google BigQuery Helps Show How Weather Influences Shopping

Interactions, a marketing firm for supermarket chains and big box stores, announced some interesting findings based on analysis with Google’s BigQuery and Tableau, measuring the effects of major weather events on sales. “This case study is just the first analysis in an ongoing relationship between Interactions, Google and Tableau to provide retailers and CPGS with data management solutions and insightful …

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Tropical Storm Andrea Heads Toward Florida

On Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded Andrea from a tropical disturbance to a tropical storm. The storm has been building recently in the Gulf of Mexico, and is now the first named storm of the 2013 hurricane season. A tropical storm warning is now under effect for the west coast of Florida, and particularly the Tampa Bay Area. …

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Kansas Weather Anchor Evacuates As Tornadoes Hit Wichita

While the Moore, Oklahoma tornado is dominating the news cycle–rightfully so–it’s easy to forget about the weather damage that occurred on Sunday in Wichita, Kansas. While the devastation pales in comparison, the fact is, when a “massive” tornado hits, it’s hard to forget. To help illustrate the chaos nature can cause when it decides to unleash the power of its …

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Yahoo Launches New Weather App For iPhone

In addition to its new Mail app for iPad and Android, Yahoo has unveiled a new Weather app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app utilizes images from Flickr to show current local conditions. Yahoo Director of Mobile and Emerging Products, Marco Wirasinghe, says, “Inside you’ll find stunning snapshots of weather around the world. With a tilt of your …

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