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After A Record Start, Tropical Activity in the Atlantic Has Fizzled in the Last Few Weeks

In a span of just 5 weeks, 5 named storms formed in the Atlantic. Ana was named the last week of May. Bill, Claudetta, and Danny were named in June. And Elsa was named on July 1. Since then, no systems have formed in the Atlantic.

Written by Dustin Maddox, Meteorologist
Published 7/31/2021, 8:02:22 PM
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The Bootleg Fire Is so Large That It Is Generating Its Own Weather and Can Now Be Seen in Space

The Bootleg Fire in Oregon has grown so large that its smoke plumes can be seen from space. The fire was only 30% contained as of Tuesday morning, having burned over 360,000 acres.

Written by Sarrah Pelorus
Published 7/20/2021, 3:16:59 PM
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Tropical Storm Elsa Threatens The West Florida Coast as The Storm Treks Through the Keys

Tropical Storm Elsa is trudging through the Florida keys as the storm moves Westward towards Florida’s west coast. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds and life-threatening storm surges.

Written by Sarrah Pelorus
Published 7/6/2021, 12:02:08 PM
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Brutal, All-Time Record Heat to Continue for the U.S. Pacific Northwest

A widespread, long-lasting, and historic heat wave will continue for a few more days for the U.S. Pacific Northwest region. Many places throughout the area will experience all-time record heat due to a massive, nearly stationary ridge of high pressure centered over far Southwest Canada.

Written by Dustin Maddox, Meteorologist
Published 6/27/2021, 8:48:11 PM
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Tornado Rips through Chicago Suburbs Sunday Night Tearing Through Homes in its Path

At least 5 injured, 1 critically, from a tornado that hit Naperville, Woodridge and Darien, damaging 200 homes and launching debris more than 10,000 feet into the atmosphere.

Written by Sarrah Pelorus
Published 6/21/2021, 12:28:41 PM
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Deadly Tropical Storm Claudette Expected to Re-strengthen as the Storm Treks North

Tropical Depression Claudette has left at least 12 dead in Alabama as the storm ravaged parts of the U.S. Southeast with flooding as the storm moved toward the Atlantic Coast where it is then predicted to re-strengthen.

Written by Sarrah Pelorus
Published 6/20/2021, 11:55:50 AM
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Tropical Storm ‘Claudette’ Expected To Make Landfall Near Louisiana Coastline

Tropical storm ‘Claudette’ is expected to make landfall near the Louisiana coastline, sparing New Orleans from the worst impact.

Written by Sarrah Pelorus
Published 6/18/2021, 7:57:32 PM
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Tropical Depression 2 forms off East Coast As the NHC Monitors Two Other Systems

This morning, Tropical Depression 2 formed about 105 miles east of Cape Hatteras off the coast of North Carolina.

Written by Sarrah Pelorus
Published 6/14/2021, 5:18:34 PM
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NOAA Predicts Above Average 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season

This past Thursday, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released its latest 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast. They are predicting another above-normal season for activity. Forecasters are predicting a 60% chance of an above-normal season, but the historic level of storm activity of 2020 is not expected.

Written by Dustin Maddox, Meteorologist
Published 5/24/2021, 5:43:06 PM
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A Tropical Area of Low Pressure Threatens the Already Flooded Gulf Coast

In the Gulf of Mexico, a tropical area of low pressure is being watched for possible development. This system could bring even more heavy rainfall to already saturated areas of Texas and Louisiana into this weekend.

Written by Sarrah Pelorus
Published 5/21/2021, 6:09:40 PM
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