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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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Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

Hurricane Florence is poised to hit the mid-Atlantic coast and the Carolinas this week, and satellite images of the storm are nothing short of terrifying. Astronauts at the International Space Station, for example, struggled to fit the enormous storm into one frame.  “We could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the Space...CONTINUE READING
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How Hurricane Florence overcame big odds to target the East Coast

Hurricane Florence has done something strange.  The Category 4 storm — which is expected to make landfall somewhere in the Southeastern U.S. on early Friday morning as a major hurricane — has broken with a 170-year long history of Atlantic hurricanes to now target the United States.  Since 1851, there have been 33 named-storms that...CONTINUE READING
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Striking photos show the ‘apocalyptic’ blaze engulfing UK moorland

Wildfires of “apocalyptic” proportions have engulfed Saddleworth Moor, near Manchester, northern England, for several days this week.  The blaze began on Sunday 24 June during a heatwave which saw temperatures across the UK rise to record highs.  The fires — which set seven square miles of grassland ablaze — have resulted in the greater Manchester...CONTINUE READING
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10 of the best weather stations, according to online reviews

Weather is one of our big obsessions here at Mashable (just take a look at our Science page if you don’t believe us). We’ve covered everything from incoming tornadoes in the midwest that contribute to climate change to our favorite cloud types (seriously). We even coined the phrase “bomb cyclone” to describe the storm that...CONTINUE READING
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‘Alberto’ just became the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season

The National Hurricane Center has named the first storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, precisely one week before the season is expected to begin on June 1. Currently spinning off of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, forecasters named the subtropical storm “Alberto,” which is the first of 21 names the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...CONTINUE READING
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2018’s hurricane season will be active, but probably not as bad as last year

On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its forecast for the looming 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, and it’ll be an active one. Forecasters say that there’s a 70 percent chance that the season will be active with hurricanes, but it’s unlikely that we’ll see the extremes of 2017, when six major storms...CONTINUE READING
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Annual invasion of lake flies over Lake Winnebago captured on weather radar

It’s finally spring, which means warmer weather, longer days, and if you’re in the Lake Winnebago region, massive swarms of freshly hatched lake flies. This is a regular occurrence in the area, but this year’s swarm was large enough to pop up on the Fox 11 weather radar, as shared by the KOKH Fox 25’s...CONTINUE READING
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