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Jet-Powered Coyote Drone Defeats Swarm In Army Tests

Raytheon claims the Army used an unspecified "non-kinetic effector" aboard one of its Coyote drones to take down a swarm of ten hostile UAVs. The U.S. Army announced a major milestone in its anti-drone efforts this week, claiming it achieved its first “air-to-air non-kinetic defeats” using Coyote Block 3 drones. The recent demonstration saw the Coyotes take down a hostile swarm of 10 drones using a non-specified electronic warfare system or directed energy weapon of some kind. In addition to proving the Coyote's anti-swarm capabilities, the demonstration also proved that the drones can be recovered and redeployed on the battlefield.
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Oregon StateRegister-Guard

Heat wave to cover huge swath of U.S. in coming days, bringing high temperatures to Oregon

Most of the nation can expect above-average temperatures in the coming days as a giant heat wave is expected to spread across much of the continental U.S. over the next week. The heat wave will bring temperatures at least 5 to 10 degrees higher than average to much of the country, according to estimates by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which predicts a high probability of above-average temperatures for most of the U.S. over the next several days.
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Lakeland Gazette

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center update

Satellite images and radar data on this Monday afternoon indicate that shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a weak low-pressure system, located a short distance east of the southeastern Georgia coast, remains disorganized and limited in coverage. Development of this system is no longer likely before the low moves inland...
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Here’s How Bad The Drought Is Getting In Minnesota & Wisconsin

The National Weather Service in Duluth has updated the drought monitor for the region this morning, and it doesn't look good. As wildfires burn near the Canadian border, we continue to see very dry conditions across the Northland. The entire state of Minnesota is at least "abnormally dry," and much of it is at least experiencing moderate drought.
Huntsville, ALNewswise

Paper on Climate Model’s Warming Bias Co-Authored by UAH’s Dr. Christy Is Top Download

Newswise — HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (July 26, 2021) – A research paper that found a significant warming bias globally in the newest climate models and was co-authored by the interim vice president for research and economic development at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has been cited by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as among the top 10% most downloaded in 2020 from its journal Earth and Space Science.

Satellite image shows heavy smoke from Dixie Fire, California's largest wildfire

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. - The Dixie Fire, raging in Butte and Plumas Counties, has now become California’s largest wildfire, exploding to roughly the size of New York City, and a chance of thunderstorms later this week potentially threatened to make the already dire situation worse. TOPSHOT - A firefighter sprays...
Narragansett, RIricentral.com

No going around the block for tuna in the Gully

The fluke bite has been slow and based on the last few years, getting slower. Most reports from pressured points in Narragansett Bay, like the bridges, Austin Hollow, Bailey’s Beach and other southern reaches have been yielding only consistent shorts with the occasional keeper caught on a Gulp! strip. Of course, the obvious exception is the 15.24 pound beast caught by Greg Vespe while fishing with BJ Silvia. At 31.5” long, it was a fish of a lifetime. The rest of the state is picking away along South County beaches and in shallow water around Block Island. Islander Martha Ball once corrected me, and it only took one time, that you can’t go around the block. Sage counsel to a guy who earns at least a partial living with words and should know better. Most people are switching to black sea bass or stripers.
Hopkins, MNmprnews.org

Severe risk: Midnight thunder Monday?

Our nocturnal thunderstorms season is cranking up. A cluster of rain and thunderstorms delivered some meaningful rainfall from western Minnesota into parts of the Twin Cities. Some 1 inch rainfall totals fell across western Minnesota, with half an inch in parts of the western Twin Cities. Here are some select...
Hoboken, NJhobokengirl.com

An Update on the Sunken Boats in Uptown Hoboken

September 2020 was the last we heard of the now-infamous sunken boats that have been floating in the Hudson River along the Weehawken and Hoboken shoreline, until last week. The boats in question are mainly grouped in an area called Weehawken Cove. Over the years, everyone from residents to local pilots have captured photographs of what has become known as “the boat graveyard”. And though it has become the norm, many still want to know the story behind the boats as well as what can be done to remove them.
TV & VideosDeadline

Eli Roth Spotlights Mass Slaughter Of Sharks With Discovery+ Doc ‘Fin’

While Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) has long enjoyed provoking audiences with his horror films, he’s found no such satisfaction in the case of his latest feature Fin, which documents a real-life nightmare. Roth’s first documentary spotlights industries that are leading to the death of more than 100,000,000 sharks each...
Boston, MAWWLP 22News

NOAA: Rising seas make “sunny day” flooding more common

BOSTON (SHNS) – This month’s heavy rains follow a year in which coastal communities in the United States experienced record high-tide flooding, a trend that federal ocean researchers say is expected to continue into the future “without improved flood defenses.”. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in a report released...
Oregon Statecorvallisadvocate.com

Dead Zone Threatens Oregon Crabbing and Fishing Industries

Climate change is not only creating issues on the land like more dangerous wildfires, but in the ocean as well. Scientists recently discovered a large dead zone forming off the Oregon and Washington coasts. Dead zones are caused when winds create upwelling, a phenomenon that brings dense, cooler and nutrient-rich...

Dixie fire: Satellite video shows blaze burning from outer space

Video captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites GOESEast and GOES-18 show the extent of wildfire activity and smoke over the western United States from July 22 and 25. In footage released on NOAA’s Twitter account, GOESEast shows California’s largest fire, named the Dixie fire, burning on...
Minnesota Statemprnews.org

Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in northern Minnesota

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED. Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 393 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK. * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northern to central Minnesota Southeast North Dakota Northeast South Dakota. * Effective this Monday afternoon from 520 PM until Midnight CDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large...