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Rain, Power Cuts, Travel Chaos Plague New York: Weather Watch

Record rain falling on melting snow and high winds have caused flooding, power outages and grounded flights across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, including New York, in the US. Through midnight, Manhattan’s Central Park received 1.73 inches (4.4 centimeters) of rain, …

Here Comes El Nino: It’s Early, Likely to be Big and Sloppy and Add Even More Heat to a Warming World

An early bird El Nino has officially formed, likely to be strong, warp weather worldwide and give an already warming Earth an extra kick of natural heat, meteorologists announced. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday issued an El Nino …

Unusual Battle of Climatic Titans Will Steer Hurricane Season

Two clashing climatic behemoths, one natural and one with human fingerprints, will square off this summer to determine how quiet or chaotic the Atlantic hurricane season will be. An El Nino is brewing and the natural weather event dramatically dampens …

US Forecasters Call for Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

HOUSTON – The Atlantic hurricane season will bring an average number of ocean storms and hurricanes this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Thursday. NOAA forecasters estimate 12 to 17 named storms of which five to …

El Niño Could Form During May-July, Persist Through Winter – CPC

The El Niño weather pattern was likely to form during the May-July season, with a more than 90% chance of the phenomenon persisting into the North Hemisphere winter, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday. A transition from neutral …

El Nino Watch Called as Odds Grow of Weather-Shifting Event

US government forecasters issued an El Nino watch as the odds increased that the weather-changing phenomenon will arise over the Pacific Ocean, raising the prospects of a below-average Atlantic hurricane season as well as heavy rains and searing heat across …

Weather’s Unwanted Guest: Nasty La Nina Keeps Popping Up

Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It’s becoming the nation’s unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the West’s …

Study Finds Cleaner Air Leads to More Atlantic Hurricanes

Cleaner air in United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic hurricanes, a new U.S. government study found. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study links changes in regionalized air pollution across the globe to storm activity going both up …

Hail Storms Are Getting More Expensive, and No One Is Sure Why

In 2008, the year the stock market crashed and Barack Obama won the presidency, the U.S. was hit with a weather phenomenon little noted by anyone beyond the insurance industry. The country’s losses from hail breached $19 billion in inflation-adjusted …

Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Bring 13 Named Storms This Year

There’s a lot of reasons people think 13 is an unlucky number. This year may add another. At least 13 storm systems should reach tropical strength and get a name in 2019, with five becoming hurricanes and two spawning winds …