January 23, 2020

Deadly fires on rampage in Southern California; Subtropical Storm Melissa forms off Northeast U.S. Coast

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground A major fire emergency—the highest possible alert level—has been declared by the Los Angeles Fire Department for the Saddleridge Fire, which was raging uncontained across 4700 acres at the north end of the San Fernando Valley on Friday afternoon. More than 23,000 homes have been evacuated, and Interstates 210 […]

Dorian brushes Florida; serious impacts ahead for the Carolinas

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By Dr Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Hurricane Dorian steamed north-northwestward about 80 – 100 miles from the Florida coast Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The hurricane brought sustained tropical storm-force winds and damaging storm surge flooding to several locations along the Florida coast, but Floridians can breathe a sigh of relief that they missed […]

Caribbean migration of humpback, right whales brings them off Florida’s east coast

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By Tyler Treadway From Daily American There’s a whale of a show going on in the waters off Florida’s east coast, and Capt. Glenn Cameron had a front-row seat New Year’s Day. Cameron and two clients aboard his charter boat The Floridian saw a 30-foot humpback whale about 11 a.m. Tuesday about 3 miles to 4 miles off Hobe […]

The Editor Speaks: “The Day After Tomorrow”

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“The Day After Tomorrow” was a disaster film that depicted catastrophic climatic effects following the disruption of the North Atlantic Ocean circulation in a series of extreme weather events that usher in global cooling and lead to a new ice age. It was based on the book The Coming Global Superstorm by Art Bell and […]