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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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CHRISTIANSTED — The outer bands of Tropical Storm Matthew, which formed today in the Caribbean, knocked out power to businesses in Gallows Bay on St. Croix due to its brisk winds. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority restored electricity at least twice in the space of three hours after

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MIAMI — It is looking less and less that Tropical Storm Matthew will make a significant impact on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but it could make a move for the United States as a hurricane next week. The budding tropical system was officially named Tropical Storm Matthew with

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CHRISTIANSTED — A hurricane could smash into South Florida this weekend for the first time in more than a decade. It could then charge into the Gulf of Mexico and rapidly intensify, posing a serious danger to the Gulf Coast next week. Or, the fledgling disturbance may never truly get

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CHRISTIANSTED — The outer bands of Invest 99-L dropped a little bit of rain on St. Croix early Tuesday morning. Two disturbances in the central and eastern Atlantic Ocean, Invest 99-L and Invest 90-L, are being monitored for potential development into the next tropical depression or tropical storm over the

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MIAMI — Two tropical disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean may become tropical depressions or storms, with one of them threatening to drench the Caribbean with heavy rain whether or not it develops further. Invest 99-L and Invest 90-L are behind what used to be Tropical Storm Fiona. It’s Invest 99-L,

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MIAMI — The Atlantic Basin remains pretty quiet.  A weak tropical wave is moving into the far Southeast Caribbean, but its low latitude is resulting in some land interaction with South America so no development is expected. Meanwhile… a pretty active tropical wave has moved off the coast of Africa

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MIAMI — A tropical wave is expected to move into the eastern Caribbean Sea this weekend, bringing rain and gusty wind, the National Hurricane Center said today (July 29). Meanwhile, a second tropical wave in the Atlantic has become better organized. According to forecasters, the first wave is about 1,200 miles east of

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