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Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005, the year of Katrina

The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1, and the Gulf of Mexico is already warmer than average. Even more worrying is a current of warm tropical water that is looping unusually far into the Gulf for this time of year, with the power to turn tropical storms into monster hurricanes. It’s called the Loop Current, and it’s the 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks. When the Loop Current reaches this far north this early in the hurricane season – especially during what’s forecast to be a busy season – it can spell disaster for folks along the Northern Gulf...
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Biden warns big storms coming after dropping ‘pro-hurricane’ FEMA pick

President Biden warned Wednesday that “hurricanes are coming” as he received a briefing ahead of the Atlantic storm season — just a day after he pulled a Federal Emergency Management Agency nominee who Republicans claimed was “pro-hurricane.” “We know hurricanes are coming our way. They grow more extreme every season thus far,” Biden said. “The climate crisis is likely to — we expect another tough hurricane season,” he added. “And storms are going to be more intense. And we’re going to have shorter notice.” In February, Biden nominated Alice Hill to be FEMA’s deputy administrator for resilience, but the White House withdrew...
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Powerful Earthquakes Caused by Blood Moon

The Blood Moon of May 2022 kicked off substantial seismic activity.(ozgurdonmaz/iStock) On a daily basis, some earthquakes are expected. Only hours after the Super Blood Moon, earthquakes have been hitting all over the globe.

First Alert Weather: CBS2's 5/18 Wednesday forecast

Forecast: Expect a sunny morning with some clouds mixing in this afternoon. Highs will be in the low 70s. Clouds thicken this evening with rain filling in overnight through daybreak. As for tomorrow, the rain exits around 8/9 AM with breaks of sun in the afternoon. Highs will be in the 70s again. Looking Ahead: Friday will be mostly sunny with highs closer to 80. Temperatures soar on Saturday with highs in the 80s and even 90s -- feeling more like summer! The heat sticks around on Sunday, but there's a chance of showers/thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
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Severe weather to rumble through storm-weary Midwest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — Following destructive thunderstorms that tore through portions of the Central states last Thursday, AccuWeather forecasters are monitoring the next potential round of severe weather in a similar area. Tranquil weather was in place across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest for days, but the...
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French towns sweat in record May heat

Several southern French towns sizzled in record high temperatures for May on Wednesday, while the month as whole is on track to be the hottest since records began, the national weather service said. Towns such as Albi, Toulouse and Montelimar in southern France set records of between 33.4-33.9 degrees Celsius...
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Blood Moon Causes Intense Earthquakes Across the Globe

The British Geological Survey (BGS) explains the connection between the recent blood moon and earthquakes. On May 16, a lunar eclipse occurred for a brief moment during the fifth full moon of the year. This resulted in a reddish tinge to the extraterrestrial body as seen from Earth. Stargazers and...
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World's tallest building engulfed as Mideast sandstorms hit UAE

The world's tallest building disappeared behind a grey layer of dust on Wednesday as sandstorms that have swept the Middle East hit the United Arab Emirates, prompting weather and traffic warnings. The 828-metre (2,716 ft, 6ins) Burj Khalifa, which towers over Dubai and is usually visible across the busy financial...
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Biden warns of 'another tough hurricane season' this year

President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the country will likely see “another tough hurricane season” this year, and he pledged that his administration was prepared to respond to the storms and help Americans recover from them.“We know hurricanes are coming our way. They grow more extreme every season,” Biden said before a briefing from top federal officials, including Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge.Biden urged Americans to "pay attention to hurricane warnings and follow the guidance of your local authorities."Before his remarks, Biden toured a hangar at Joint Base...
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Severe drought could pose problems for US power grid this summer -NERC

(Reuters) - The organization responsible for North American electric reliability warned energy shortfalls were possible this summer in California, Texas and the U.S. Midwest where extreme heat from a severe drought could cause power plants to fail. In 2021, numerous extreme weather events stressed the U.S. power grid, including the...
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Scientists hone long-range forecasting of US tornadoes, hail

Scientists at Northern Illinois University continue to hone extended-range weather forecasting, identifying patterns halfway around the globe that will heighten the probability weeks later for hail- and tornado-producing storms in the United States. New research identifies three specific orientations of atmospheric phenomena occurring near the equator over the Maritime continent...
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South America's Cyclone Yakecan, in Photos

Photos show huge waves battering the coast in Montevideo, Uruguay, as Cyclone Yakecan hit the country on Tuesday. The storm packed winds over 60 mph, and at least one person was killed in the storm, MSN reported. Thousands were left without power, and the country issued an orange weather alert, which is the second most severe.
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Climate crisis is driving yellow-billed hornbill to local extinction

The yellow-billed hornbill, a cousin of fan-favorite Zazu from The Lion King, faces local extinction due to the climate crisis. Researchers investigated the effects of high air temperature and drought on the breeding success of southern yellow-billed hornbills in the Kalahari Desert between 2008 and 2019. This study is one of the first to research the impact of the climate crisis on population-level breeding success over a longer timescale.
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