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This NOAA satellite image taken Friday, July 4, 2014 at 01:45 a.m. EDT, shows Hurricane Arthur rolling across the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where hurricane conditions were reported early on the morning of the 4th.  Arthur will continue on a northeastward trek Friday into Saturday, producing flooding rain and damaging wind gusts over much of the coastal Northeast, in addition to the Canadian Maritimes.  Meanwhile, a cold front was responsible for a band of clouds and thunderstorms over the Northeast.  Much of the rest of the eastern U.S. was clear as high pressure was building into the region. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

Hurricane Arthur weakens to a Category 1 storm

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) – Hurricane Arthur has weakened to Category 1 storm in the Atlantic after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina’s Outer Banks overnight. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says […]

07/04/2014

FILE - This May 12th, 2014, file photo shows Thijs Talluto, 3, of Los Angeles, cooling-off in a fountain at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Heat & Repeat: Globe breaks May temperature record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Driven by exceptionally warm ocean waters, Earth smashed a record for heat in May and is likely to keep on breaking high temperature marks, experts say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

06/23/2014

This undated photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a great white shark encountered off the coast of Massachusetts. A NOAA report released June 11, 2014 says great white abundance in the area has climbed since about 2000. The scientists report the shark’s growing numbers are due to conservation efforts and greater availability of prey.  (AP Photo/NOAA, Greg Skomal)

Great white shark numbers are surging, study says

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after […]

06/20/2014

In this April 16, 2014 file photo, a deceased 55-foot long finback whale sits on a dry dock in Jersey City, N.Y., after it was pulled out of the water. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

More whales being hit by ships along East Coast

A cruise ship heading for New York this month struck and killed a whale and dragged it into the Hudson River, part of a higher-than-usual rate of strikes along the Eastern Seaboard for this time […]

05/23/2014

In this March 25, 1998 file photo, Enrique Lagunas digs a trench to redirect water toward a street in Laguna Beach, Calif. after heavy rains from an El Nino storm hit Southern California.  (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Bruce Chambers)

Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year that will change weather worldwide. And that’s good news for a weather-weary United States. The warming, called an El Nino, […]

03/06/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: Leon Stout, of Orland, walks across a dry Black Butte Lake near Orland Buttes Recreation Area in Chico, Calif. (AP Photo/Chico Enterprise-Record, Jason Halley, File)

Much-needed rain, snow to hit parched California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Meteorologists forecast a pair of storms could dump several inches of rain on parched cities and croplands throughout California in the coming week, bringing welcome news to a state that has […]

02/24/2014

An iceberg melts off Ammassalik Island in Eastern Greenland, July 19, 2007. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

NOAA: World in 2013 was 4th hottest on record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year was tied for the fourth warmest year on record around the world. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released its global temperature figures for 2013. The average world […]

01/21/2014

A snow blower clearing a road near Echo Summit Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Wild winter this year? Not likely, NOAA forecasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The weather forecast for this winter is mostly a shrug of the shoulders. For most of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts equal chances for unusual warmth, cold, snow, rain […]

11/21/2013

A computer displaying an electronic nautical chart aboard a ship. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Ahoy mateys! US to stop printing nautical charts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is going into uncharted waters, deep-sixing the giant paper nautical charts that it has been printing for mariners for more than 150 years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

10/22/2013

This satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Humberto off the coast of west Africa on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Quiet, not stormy, weather for US this year so far

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a couple of years of wild, deadly and costly weather, the United States is mostly getting a lucky break this year. So far. Summer is almost over, and as of Tuesday […]

09/10/2013

World matched record for hottest September – again

WASHINGTON (AP) – Something about September keeps bringing out the record heat in the world. The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September, set in 2005. It was the third time since […]

10/15/2012