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  • Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:20 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 1:08 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:08:20 GMT

    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

  • What shipwrecks, tree rings tell us about hurricanes

    What shipwrecks, tree rings tell us about hurricanes

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 4:53 PM EST2016-03-08 21:53:42 GMT
    Tuesday, March 8 2016 5:23 PM EST2016-03-08 22:23:12 GMT
    Photo credit: noaanews.noaa.govPhoto credit: noaanews.noaa.gov
    A new study led by researchers at the University of Arizona uses tree-ring records combined with records of Spanish shipwrecks to show that the period from 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since the year 1500.

    A new study led by researchers at the University of Arizona uses tree-ring records combined with records of Spanish shipwrecks to show that the period from 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since the year 1500.

  • Historical tracks of tropical cyclones

    Historical tracks of tropical cyclones

    Saturday, September 5 2015 1:38 AM EDT2015-09-05 05:38:03 GMT
    Saturday, September 5 2015 1:38 AM EDT2015-09-05 05:38:03 GMT
    image: National Hurricane Centerimage: National Hurricane Center
    The National Hurricane Center has records of tropical cyclones dating back to 1949 for the East Pacific, and 1851 for the Atlantic.  The images below are the tracks of all of the tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and major hurricanes (category 3 or greater).
    The National Hurricane Center has records of tropical cyclones dating back to 1949 for the East Pacific, and 1851 for the Atlantic.  The images below are the tracks of all of the tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and major hurricanes (category 3 or greater).
  • Tropical Cyclone Evolution

    Tropical Cyclone Evolution

    Wednesday, June 10 2015 7:08 PM EDT2015-06-10 23:08:29 GMT
    Wednesday, June 10 2015 7:46 PM EDT2015-06-10 23:46:50 GMT
    Tropical storms are large-scale events, that can bring a lot of rain into Mexico and the desert Southwest. Warm, moist air is lifted into the atmosphere when the sea surface temperatures climb higher late in the Summer.Usually, tropical cyclones begin with a cluster of disorganized thunderstorms. 
    Tropical storms are large-scale events, that can bring a lot of rain into Mexico and the desert Southwest. Warm, moist air is lifted into the atmosphere when the sea surface temperatures climb higher late in the Summer.Usually, tropical cyclones begin with a cluster of disorganized thunderstorms. 
  • Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as a Category 5 storm

    Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as a Category 5 storm

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-09-18 04:13:11 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:25:00 GMT

    Maria is expected to become much stronger over the next 48 hours, following a path that would take it near many of the islands wrecked by Hurricane Irma and on to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

    Maria is expected to become much stronger over the next 48 hours, following a path that would take it near many of the islands wrecked by Hurricane Irma and on to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

  • Life and death of Irma: 2 weeks of fury and devastation end

    Life and death of Irma: 2 weeks of fury and devastation end

    Thursday, September 14 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-09-14 08:08:06 GMT
    Friday, September 15 2017 3:11 AM EDT2017-09-15 07:11:55 GMT
    The end of 2 weeks of destruction and fear: Irma, the monster hurricane, is no more as it whimpers out in an ordinary rainstorm in the U.S. interior.
    The end of 2 weeks of destruction and fear: Irma, the monster hurricane, is no more as it whimpers out in an ordinary rainstorm in the U.S. interior.
  • Hurricane Max weakens rapidly over southern Mexico

    Hurricane Max weakens rapidly over southern Mexico

    Thursday, September 14 2017 8:48 AM EDT2017-09-14 12:48:16 GMT
    Friday, September 15 2017 1:31 AM EDT2017-09-15 05:31:15 GMT
    Hurricane Max has formed off Mexico's southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit land later today.
    Hurricane Max has formed off Mexico's southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit land later today.
  • Irma spawns unusual storm surges on both Florida coasts

    Irma spawns unusual storm surges on both Florida coasts

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-09-13 07:47:31 GMT
    Wednesday, September 13 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-09-14 00:18:34 GMT
    Hurricane Irma's devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm's girth, path and some geographic quirks.
    Hurricane Irma's devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm's girth, path and some geographic quirks.
  • Irma's girth and path made for a bizarre Florida storm surge

    Irma's girth and path made for a bizarre Florida storm surge

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-09-12 21:12:04 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-09-13 03:30:06 GMT
    Scientists can explain why the highest water levels observed from Irma were in faraway corners, while places closer to the eye experienced a rare reverse surge.
    Scientists can explain why the highest water levels observed from Irma were in faraway corners, while places closer to the eye experienced a rare reverse surge.
  • It was the calm before the storm of Hurricane Iniki — and Kauai didn't know what it was in for

    It was the calm before the storm of Hurricane Iniki — and Kauai didn't know what it was in for

    Monday, September 11 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-09-12 03:23:53 GMT
    Hurricane Iniki in 1992Hurricane Iniki in 1992

    Monday marks 25 years since Iniki pummeled Kauai.

    Monday marks 25 years since Iniki pummeled Kauai.

  • The science behind the 'disappearing bays' during Irma

    The science behind the 'disappearing bays' during Irma

    Monday, September 11 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-11 20:00:51 GMT
    Monday, September 11 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-11 20:00:51 GMT
    (Photo: Twitter)(Photo: Twitter)

    Social media was abuzz this weekend with an event that left ocean floors exposed and many people baffled.

    Social media was abuzz this weekend with an event that left ocean floors exposed and many people baffled.

  • Irma by the numbers: Tens of thousands ready for relief effort

    Irma by the numbers: Tens of thousands ready for relief effort

    Sunday, September 10 2017 9:40 AM EDT2017-09-10 13:40:14 GMT
    Sunday, September 10 2017 9:40 AM EDT2017-09-10 13:40:14 GMT

    Here are just some of the key numbers from the governor's office regarding the early hours response to Hurricane Irma.

    Here are just some of the key numbers from the governor's office regarding the early hours response to Hurricane Irma.

  • Drones will be used to help better understand hurricanes

    Drones will be used to help better understand hurricanes

    During this year's hurricane season NASA will "double-team" on research with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft winging their way over storms that develop during the peak of the season. NASA's Hurricane
    Two unmanned drones will be flying into hurricanes to give new looks at some of the world's strongest storms.
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  • Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear

    Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico's disaster becomes clear

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:06 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:06:51 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-09-23 21:31:54 GMT

    They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation.

    They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation.

  • New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

    New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:36:18 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-09-23 21:28:32 GMT

    In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

    In the stylish Condesa neighborhood young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. But the first weekend since the 7.1-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings just blocks away began on a somber note.

  • South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

    South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected

    Saturday, September 23 2017 5:56 AM EDT2017-09-23 09:56:13 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-23 20:49:26 GMT

    South Korea's weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.

    South Korea's weather agency says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.

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