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Slow Moving Hurricane Florence To Bring More Rain To Pittsburgh Area
- September 13, 2018

Up to 10 feet of storm surge is expected, while some of the inlets can see up to 15 feet. The storm has pretty much followed the forecast track through now, but the issue will be Thursday or Friday as it nears the coast and the steering currents collapse. (more...)
California Approves Goal for 100 Percent Clean Energy California Approves Goal for 100 Percent Clean Energy
- September 13, 2018

As the Trump administration rolls back federal efforts to combat climate change, California has actively pursued a leading role in the worldwide fight against global warming. Also on September 10, Brown also issued an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. Electricity is responsible for 16 percent of California's greenhouse gas emissions. (more...)
Here’s what you need to know as Hurricane Florence approaches the US Here’s what you need to know as Hurricane Florence approaches the US
- September 13, 2018

As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, the storm was centered 335 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwest at 16 mph. "It's possible it could be even higher than that depending on how quickly the storm moves to the coast, but we're kind of expecting it to slow down as it moves to the coast and would probably cut down the storm surge ", AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski says. (more...)
Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD
- September 13, 2018

Scientists have also been getting better at making connections between the amount of rainfall dumped during a hurricane with human-induced climate change . If you're in the path of this storm, get out of it. Pack your stuff into the attic and your auto, grab the preferred kids, pets, and spouse, and head inland. (more...)
Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad
- September 13, 2018

A state of emergency has also been declared in Maryland, North Carolina , South Carolina , Virginia and Washington. Forecasters say Florence, the first major hurricane to take direct aim at the USA mainland this year, could batter coastal areas with whipping winds, torrential rain and storm surges as high as 9 feet. (more...)
'It Wants to Get Stronger': NOAA Hurricane Hunter Flies into Florence 'It Wants to Get Stronger': NOAA Hurricane Hunter Flies into Florence
- September 13, 2018

Landfall is expected late Thursday or early Friday , and the National Hurricane Center fears the storm "will slow considerably or stall, leading to a prolonged and exceptionally heavy and unsafe rainfall event Friday-Sunday". "He was thinking of coming here until this morning, and now he asked me if I wanted to come up there", he said. The researchers continuously track the hurricane as it makes landfall to collect data on the storm's speed, intensity and structure. (more...)
Hurricane Florence's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs
- September 13, 2018

Early Wednesday afternoon in North Carolina , the storm was centered 700 kilometers (435 miles) off the coast, moving at 26 kph (16 mph) towards the United States coastline. One woman told MSNBC she would be staying at home in Wilmington, NC with her two children despite the storm. "I want to get them as far away as possible". (more...)
Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space
- September 13, 2018

A three-minute video that NASA published Wednesday morning shows Hurricane Florence from a space-station's-eye view, as a camera some 250 miles above earth pans slowly over the storm. NASA called the view - captured by cameras on the International Space Station - "stark and sobering". Astronauts aboard the International Space Station say Hurricane Florence is so massive, they had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the storm from space. (more...)
Search-and-rescue team from Maryland heads to SC before storm Search-and-rescue team from Maryland heads to SC before storm
- September 13, 2018

In this region, the current storm of anyone's lifetime is 1989's Hurricane Hugo - with winds of 140 miles per hour, it was the most powerful hurricane to hit land north of Florida since weather records began in 1851. While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders , others boarded up homes and businesses and chose to courageous the storm, which is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps as many as three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas. (more...)
Storm Florence: State Of Emergency Declared As US Braces For ‘Monster Hurricane’
- September 12, 2018

The math was based on the projected state average of 10.1 inches of rainfall for that time span. While some of the computer forecasting models conflicted, the latest projections more or less showed the storm shifting southward and westward in a way that suddenly put more of SC in danger and imperiled Georgia, too. (more...)
Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold
- September 12, 2018

The Category 4 storm is expected to make landfall along the eastern US coast on Thursday. He said: "What it has from tomorrow right on into Saturday paralleling the coast with weak steering currents - it sits off the coast and basically sits and spins and becomes a storm surge machine". (more...)
The force of Hurricane Florence | Register The force of Hurricane Florence | Register
- September 12, 2018

The National Hurricane Center upgraded Florence not once but twice Monday, saying the storm will continue to strengthen as it targets the Carolinas later this week. Roy Cooper, according to The Associated Press . Emergency officials in the US state of North Carolina are warning people to finish their preparations for Hurricane Florence on Wednesday before the storm arrives with life-threatening rainfall , storm surge and wind. (more...)
Hurricane Florence: 'Big and vicious' storm closes in on Carolinas Hurricane Florence: 'Big and vicious' storm closes in on Carolinas
- September 12, 2018

To hasten evacuations from coastal SC, officials reversed the flow of traffic on some highways so all major roads led away from shore. On Ocracoke Island along North Carolina's Outer Banks, Kelley Shinn and her partner packed their Jeep with clothes and other things and took a ferry to the mainland. (more...)
Abortion activists send Susan Collins 3,000 coat hangers, urge vote against Kavanaugh Abortion activists send Susan Collins 3,000 coat hangers, urge vote against Kavanaugh
- September 12, 2018

Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Monday said that a crowdfunded PAC set up to stop her from voting to confirm embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was tantamount to a "bribe", broadcasting a warning to the thousands of individuals who had donated in the hopes of influencing her decision. (more...)
USA military braces for Hurricane Florence, begins evacuations USA military braces for Hurricane Florence, begins evacuations
- September 12, 2018

Arrival: Florence's landfall is expected late Thursday night or Friday morning. But once the storm system reaches land, its speed is expected to drop to as slow as 5.5 km/h to 9 km/h. Several inches of rain will fall across the state. He added: 'The waves and the wind this storm may bring is nothing like you've ever seen. "The bottom line if you wait, it's too late", he said. (more...)
Map of North Carolina Showing Latest GFS, European Models Map of North Carolina Showing Latest GFS, European Models
- September 12, 2018

There is increased fear that Florence "will slow considerably or stall, leading to a prolonged and exceptionally heavy and unsafe rainfall event Friday-Sunday", the NHC said Tuesday. To put big storms into perspective, here are 11 hurricanes that topped the charts as the strongest in the history of the Atlantic Ocean, based on wind speed and pressure. (more...)
Successful launch of Falcon-9
- September 12, 2018

The rocket launched from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base at around 12:55 E.T. Following the launch, SpaceX will attempt to land the Falcon 9's first stage on its drone ship. "Telstar 18 VANTAGE is a high throughput, highly flexible, state-of-the-art satellite that will provide a significant competitive advantage to customers serving the demanding requirements of broadcast, enterprise and government users throughout Asia", said Dan Goldberg, Telesat's President and CEO. (more...)
Hurricane Florence Strengthens, Poses Major Threat to Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Hurricane Florence Strengthens, Poses Major Threat to Southeast and Mid-Atlantic
- September 12, 2018

It is also located 1,240 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , according to the NHC . As of 11 a.m. Monday, hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 30 miles from the center of the storm and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles. (more...)
NASA sees Hurricane Florence open an evil-looking eye NASA sees Hurricane Florence open an evil-looking eye
- September 12, 2018

Isaac is a "tiny tropical cyclone", the NHC said, and that size couple with an environment of low shear and warm sea surface temperatures, could lead to rapid development over the next 36 to48 hours. "It's important to remember the cone of uncertainty covers the entire SC coast, meaning landfall in SC is still a possibilty", Quagliariello said. (more...)
Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast
- September 11, 2018

The National Hurricane Center classified tropical storm Florence as a Category 1 hurricane, Sunday, warning that it would rapidly intensify into a major hurricane by Monday and could make the Thursday landfall as a Category 4 "extremely risky major hurricane". (more...)

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