National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
MIAMI (AP) — During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don’t understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So […]
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal forecasters are predicting yet another busy hurricane season. Thursday’s outlook calls for 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 that strengthen into hurricanes and 3 to 6 that […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starving sea lion pups are washing up on Southern California beaches at a rate more than five times higher than usual, and scientists are scrambling to figure out why, officials said Wednesday.
UNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two years ago, the yellow buoy was hanging as part of a restaurant sign in the coastal community of Minamisanriku in northern Japan when an earthquake triggered a tsunami and washed it — and so much more — out to sea.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the driest spots on Earth — the Sahara desert — is increasingly responsible for snow and rain half a world away in the western U.S., a new study released Thursday found.
SEATTLE (AP) — The same gelatinous sea creatures that clogged the intake at California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant last spring have shown up this winter on the Washington coast, marine life experts say.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government Thursday selected an expert in winter storms to be the next director of the National Weather Service, just as a massive blizzard threatens New England.
WASHINGTON (AP) — America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ship traffic off the California coast will be re-routed to protect endangered whales from ship strikes.
SEATTLE (AP) — A dock that apparently was ripped away from Japanese waters by a tsunami and drifted for more than a year-and-a-half across 5,000 miles of the Pacific washed ashore on one of the most remote beaches on the U.S. west coast.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Government forecasters say a big storm that they’re calling “Frankenstorm” is likely to blast most of the U.S. East Coast next week. The storm is an unusual mix of a hurricane and […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal meteorologists are forecasting a milder and drier winter for much of the western United States, but say they are stumped about what will happen in the East. The National Oceanic and […]