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This May 26 satellite image taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Subtropical Storm Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast. Alberto was the first named storm of the 2018 season, forming before today’s official start of the 2018 Atlantic storm

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SAN JUAN — The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has researchers reevaluating whether a magnitude 9.0 megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami might also be a likely risk for the Caribbean region, seismologists reported at the SSA 2018 Annual Meeting. “Before 2004, we thought an earthquake of about 8.0 was about right

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THE WC-130 WAS ONCE A HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAVANNAH — A Puerto Rico Air National Guard plane crashed in Georgia shortly after takeoff today, killing nine people aboard the aging aircraft headed toward its retirement in Arizona. The plane, a WC-130 weather reconnaissance and cargo plane from Puerto Rico’s 156th Airlift Wing, has

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CHRISTIANSTED — We certainly aren’t going out on a limb to call the Year 2017 the Year of the Hurricane. Not when you live here. Two Category 5 storms smacked down St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix within the space of 13 days. The Virgin Islands had gone years

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Brain Coral (Diploria strigosa) in Juno Beach, FL suffering from White Plague, a disease that has ravaged coral reefs in the Western Atlantic. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI — A mysterious epidemic continues to sweep South Florida’s reefs, transforming corals into lifeless skeletons and threatening undersea structures that support

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MIAMI — NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 2 a.m. today due to an area of low pressure that could become a Tropical Storm Irma later this week. The area of low pressure, dubbed Invest 93L, is located just west of the Cabo Verde Islands. NHC forecasters

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MIAMI — NOAA has raised the number of named storms it expects to develop in their latest 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, warning that “the season has the potential to be extremely active.” In their August outlook update released Wednesday, NOAA forecasters said there is a high chance – 60 percent –

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ALWAYS PREPARED: A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft prepares to make an early morning takeoff on St. Croix to evaluate storms systems by flying into them and taking meteorological measurements. FREDERIKSTED — The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is tasked to fly into a tropical system in the region today.

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SLOCUM GLIDER: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began deploying Slocum underwater gliders in the Caribbean in June of 2016. The data collected by the gliders takes months to analyze. But scientists say the technology could significantly improve hurricane forecasting, which could ultimately save lives and property in the

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HURRICANE AWARENESS TOUR: The Hurricane Hunters toured five countries in the “Caribbean,” including Mexico and Honduras, but did not include the U.S. Virgin Islands. KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Some 20,000 people attended the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour hosted April 24-29, 2017 by the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters”

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