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The last 5 Augusts have been the hottest in recorded history

Earth’s accelerated warming trend continued this August, as the sweltering month proved to be one of the hottest Augusts in recorded history.  In fact, each of the last five Augusts are now the warmest since reliable record-keeping began nearly 140 years ago, in the early 1880s. August 2018 is officially the fifth-warmest, but nearly indistinguishable...CONTINUE READING
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How flocks of birds got trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Florence

In 1969, researchers spotted a black and white sooty tern in Michigan. This hardy seabird, however, had little business visiting the Midwest. The saltwater species usually spends its life in the tropics, more than 1,000 miles away.  Hurricane Camille — one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history — had trapped and carried the...CONTINUE READING
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NASA video shows massive scale of Hurricane Florence from space

On Friday morning, Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, bringing extreme winds, surging seas, and huge amounts of rain to the coast. While forecasters have been keeping a close eye on the storm from the ground, the International Space Station watched the slow-moving hurricane make landfall from above.  SEE ALSO: Stunning astronaut photos show...CONTINUE READING
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How you can help victims of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence, a massive storm on course to strike North and South Carolina, finally made landfall Friday morning. The slow-moving hurricane is currently pounding the Atlantic coast with 90 mph winds, widespread coastal flooding, and sheets of rain.  While we won’t know the full scope of Florence’s toll for days, the hurricane has already forced...CONTINUE READING
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The Atlantic Ocean is packed with storms. What’s going on?

The Atlantic Ocean is alive. Including Hurricane Florence, there are currently four named storms — tempests with winds of at least 39 mph — churning in the Atlantic. This ties the record for the most named storms in the Atlantic at any one time.  And there could be more: There’s yet another collection of thunderstorms...CONTINUE READING
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Hurricane Florence could dump 17 trillion gallons of rain. Yeah, you read that right.

Hurricane Florence is slowly but surely moving toward landfall along the East Coast. While its winds have decreased, making the storm a Category 2, it’s still an incredibly powerful and dangerous storm with extreme rains expected to fall over the course of the next few days in the Carolinas and Virginia as it slows near...CONTINUE READING
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Hurricane Florence is growing: 5 things to know about the monster storm

The nation’s eyes are on Hurricane Florence, which overcame some big odds to target the East Coast this week. Regardless of where the storm ultimately lands in the Carolinas, the Southeastern U.S. is due for potentially unprecedented rainfall and violent surges of ocean water.  SEE ALSO: Hurricane Florence replaced its eyewall. What does that mean?...CONTINUE READING
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High-definition video from space shows the extreme power of Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence replaced its eyewall. What does that mean?

Late Monday night, Hurricane Florence — the Category 4 storm barreling toward the East Coast of the U.S. — decided to replace its eyewall. And it’s threatening to do so again. This dramatic-sounding event tends to make major hurricanes even stronger, and larger, explained Chris Slocum, a storm researcher specializing in the inner-core processes of...CONTINUE READING
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Will sea level rise make damage from Hurricane Florence worse?

Surging hurricane waters can throw around cars, boats, and houses like toys.  Six years ago, Hurricane Sandy pushed storm surges into the streets of Staten Island, New York, wrecking entire neighborhoods along the small island off the coast of Manhattan. Homes are still being rebuilt, and some have simply been abandoned. Now, a more powerful...CONTINUE READING
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