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Weather Outlook for Thursday

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:10:00 EDT
A slight risk of severe thunderstorms exists today across portions of the Middle Missouri Valley southeastward across parts of the Great Lakes and the Western Ohio Valley. Heavy rain is possible over portions of the Ohio Valley/Central Appalachians and the Southern Mid-Atlantic. Heavy rain is also possible over portions of Northern Rockies/High Plains. General instability and ample moisture will aid in producing showers and thunderstorms over parts of Florida through Friday. Latest local weather forecasts, warnings, watches, and advisories...

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Summary for Tropical Storm KARINA (EP1/EP112014)

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:37:39 GMT
...KARINA DRIFTING TOWARD THE EAST-SOUTHEAST AND A LITTLE WEAKER... As of 2:00 AM PDT Thu Aug 21 the center of KARINA was located near 15.6, -136.2 with movement ESE at 2 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1001 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph. Details...

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Summary for Tropical Storm LOWELL (EP2/EP122014)

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:39:37 GMT
...LARGE LOWELL SLIGHTLY STRONGER... As of 2:00 AM PDT Thu Aug 21 the center of LOWELL was located near 19.7, -121.9 with movement NW at 3 mph. The minimum central pressure was 985 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 70 mph. Details...

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Despite Improvement, Drought Taking a Toll

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:13:40 EDT
Coverage reached its year-to-date peak of 40.06% on May 6, but subsequent rainfall across portions of the nation’s mid-section has slightly reduced drought’s imprint. Nevertheless, drought still covers a substantial portion of the central and southern Plains and the western U.S.. On June 3, the highest level of drought—D4, or exceptional drought—was noted in portions of California (25%), Oklahoma (21%), Texas (9%), Nevada (8%), Kansas (2%), and Colorado (2%). California also led the nation with 77% coverage of extreme to exceptional drought (D3 to D4). In addition, California topped the U.S. with 70% of its rangeland and pastures rated in very poor to poor condition on June 1, according to USDA. Following California were New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nevada. Details...



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July global temperature is fourth highest on record; global oceans remain record warm
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500
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