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by | September 12, 2018 | 02:48

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles. Meanwhile, hurricane forecasters began watching a new area of disturbed weather in the northwestern Caribbean that bears a 40 percent chance of becoming a named storm within five days.

by | September 11, 2018 | 20:13

The hurricane roared from a Category 1 (90 mph) to a Category 4 (130 mph) in just 13 hours, an extremely rapid intensification, Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach said . Florence's effects were already being felt along the coast, with unsafe swells and rip currents in some spots. The US southeast coast is on alert for a potentially deadly strike from Hurricane Florence as forecasters predict it will strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall later in the ...

by | September 11, 2018 | 14:40

And 1,500 National Guard troops will be deployed tomorrow around the state "because we expect the rains to spread hundreds of miles", said Jeff Caldwell of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. "It's scary to all of us". "With Hurricane Florence on its way, we determined that this is the safest decision", Michael Glassner of the Trump Campaign said in a statement.

by | September 11, 2018 | 12:28

It's now about 575 miles southeast of Bermuda, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an 12 p.m. If the current models hold with Florence targeting southeast North Carolina, South Carolina's coast could still see heavy rains, heavy wind and storm surge especially in Georgetown and Horry counties.

by | September 11, 2018 | 07:08

The Center projects wind speed will continue to increase, potentially elevating Florence to a Category 5. Hurricane Florence was upgraded to a category 4 hurricane today (category 5 is the highest level), with maximum sustained winds around 130 miles per hour.

by | September 11, 2018 | 05:25

Florence , the first major hurricane to threaten the eastern United States this year, was forecast to hit the coast of North Carolina or SC on Thursday. As Florence moves west, the wind shear will decrease, allowing Florence to become more organized and intensify. Once winds reach 111 miles per hour, it will be a category 3 (major) hurricane.

by | September 11, 2018 | 04:45

A few ripples could bring us light rain chances Sunday night and Monday night , but the overall trend is looking MUCH drier next week. "On Sunday , it's what we call stratiform rain". Ponding on area roadways is possible everywhere, including during the Monday morning commute. It will be cooler- with only a high of 69 expected. Weather.com calls for nearly 100 percent chance of rain through Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

by | September 11, 2018 | 03:42

The interactive image, which NASA released today (Sept. 6), shows the diverse terrain of Vera Rubin Ridge, which the car-size rover has been exploring for about a year. The region has many different colors and textures, and Vasavada added that "some are visible to the eye and even more show up when we look in near-infrared, just beyond what our eyes can see".

by | September 11, 2018 | 00:31

The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia declared states of emergency far ahead of the approaching storm. At a news conference on Sunday , South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster warned of a "likely strong hit" on the state and urged residents to begin making preparations now.

by | September 11, 2018 | 00:18

Maximum sustained winds are near 85 miles per hour with higher gusts. It was upgraded to a Category 4 storm on Monday, with sustained winds at 130 miles per hour that are expected to increase further. In Charleston, South Carolina, along the coast, city officials offered sandbags to residents. "Literally, they are filling buggies full of water, shopping carts full of water", a Walmart manager told local media in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

by | September 10, 2018 | 10:57

August 21, 2018. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km). Hurricane Lane strengthened to a Category 4 storm Tuesday as it looks poised to impact Hawaii later this week. Many were also boarding up their houses.

by | September 10, 2018 | 05:35

Hurricane Olivia, a storm with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, is churning toward Hawaii and could affect the island chain as early as Tuesday evening. Adm. Christopher Grady said in a statement that the decision was based on Florence's current track, which indicates the area could see strong sustained winds and storm surges.

by | September 09, 2018 | 23:47

His announcement followed on the heels of North Carolina's state of emergency , declared Friday night by Gov. Roy Cooper. Data from an official Hurricane Hunter aircraft showed its maximum sustained winds had risen to near 70 miles per hour (110 kph), from 65 miles per hour earlier on Saturday, with stronger gusts, the NHC said in its latest advisory.

by | September 09, 2018 | 14:33

All of the sharks put on weight over the course of the study. As reported by Mashable , Researchers at the University of California-Irvine and Florida International University published a study identifying the bonnethead shark as the first known omnivorous shark .

by | September 09, 2018 | 01:48

The drinks giant is phasing out its use of plastic rings and will instead glue cans together in packs that can be snapped apart. In fact Carlsberg claims it will reduce global plastic waste by 1,200 tonnes each year, the equivalent of 60 million plastic bags.

by | September 08, 2018 | 18:57

In a dramatic turn of events, Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said this week that the meteorite theory had to be rejected as "the spaceship's hull was evidently impacted from inside". "But, it seems to be done by a faltering hand... it is a technological error by a specialist". The seven men and two women will also be the first to fly in capsules developed and built by the private sector as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

by | September 08, 2018 | 09:55

These swells will likely increase during next week and result in rough surf and unsafe rip current activity. As remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon make their way to northern Ohio, Lorain County officials are already warning residents about the dangers of the wet weather ahead.

by | September 07, 2018 | 12:12

Scientists have known for a while that the bonnethead, a type of hammerhead known for the distinctive structure of their heads, consume seagrass , but it was assumed they were doing this while hunting for squid, crabs and other bony fish. After that, scientists have suggested that sharks consume only the vegetation, not getting her nutrients, but later made a decision to check this version.

by | September 07, 2018 | 02:59

Senate Democrats are appealing to Republican Sens. Texas Sen. John Cornyn said that if Booker went ahead he would commit an offense that would be tantamount to releasing classified information. The emails in question, dating back to Kavanaugh's time as a lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, had been labeled "committee confidential", meaning only senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee had access to them.

by | September 06, 2018 | 23:56

The poll, conducted on august 30-31, was taken after weeks of political difficulty for Macron following a scandal over his bodyguard, deteriorating economic news and the resignation of his popular environment minister, Nicolas Hulot . Even business leaders, whom Macron has pledged to help by slimming down regulations and encouraging investment, have criticised a reform which could cost companies a total of 310 million to 420 million euros ($360 million to $490 million) to implement.