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by | September 11, 2018 | 07:12

The Charlotte region has a better than 50 percent chance of seeing tropical storm-force winds (between 39 and 73 mph) later this week, according to the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center. Even though Columbia is 150 miles from the coast, she says her campus is preparing for flooding conditions that could be enhanced if the storm stalls.

by | September 11, 2018 | 06:33

The NHC was also tracking two other storms farther out in the Atlantic. Forecasters said it is too early to know the exact path Florence will take but warned that it could roll ashore in the Carolinas by Thursday. The forecast track shows Florence's forecast path approaching the southeast US coastline late next week. And with little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florence's hurricane wind field was expected to expand over the coming days, increasing its storm surge and inland wind ...

by | September 11, 2018 | 00:52

Forecasters said it was too soon to determine the exact timing, location and magnitude of storm surges and flooding Florence will cause. Swells generated by distant Florence have begun to impact the southeastern USA, including Florida, and will continue to do so through much of this week.

by | September 10, 2018 | 08:25

Still, heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds could threaten the state. "Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days, and Olivia is expected to remain a hurricane through Monday evening". "Now is the time to prepare", said Gov. David Ige. But flash flooding could be a concern. It is still too early to know what effects this hurricane will have on Hawai'i Island.

by | September 10, 2018 | 04:54

Any small change to the storm's current track could affect its path and impact, though, and it's still early , James Murrow, National Weather Service Raleigh forecaster, said in a Sunday briefing. It is not yet known if Florence will make landfall. But it is now entering a warmer zone, meteorologists said. Florence became the first major hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane Season last week, but has since weakened to a tropical storm.

by | September 09, 2018 | 17:28

As of the 11 a.m. Saturday advisory , Florence had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour and was moving to the west at 7 miles per hour. "However, there is still very large uncertainty in model forecasts of Florence's track beyond day five, making it too soon to determine the exact location, magnitude, and timing of these impacts".

by | September 08, 2018 | 14:44

Interests near and along the U.S. East Coast should monitor the progress of Florence through the weekend and ensure they have their hurricane plans in place. The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre ( NHC) said a turn towards the west-northwest and west with a decrease in forward speed is expected through Saturday , adding that Florence may begin to move faster towards the west-northwest over the western Atlantic early next week.

by | September 06, 2018 | 21:26

The test involves a miniature elevator stand-in - a box just six centimetres (2.4 inches) long, three centimetres wide, and three centimetres high. Two ultra-little cubic satellites measuring 10 centimeters on every aspect linked by a metal cable about 10 metres prolonged will nearly definitely be carried from Kagoshima's Tanegashima Dwelling Heart to the World Dwelling Region on Eleventh of September.From there, the linked satellites will nearly definitely be launched and a motorised ...

by | September 06, 2018 | 20:44

US Senator Kamala Harris on Wednesday questioned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about whether he had spoken with a particular law firm about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. That prompted a complaint from Republicans that Booker can't "cross-examine somebody about a document you cannot see". Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, praised Kavanaugh for hiring female lawyers as clerks as a judge on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and then posed questions about ...

by | September 06, 2018 | 19:44

The tone is different from Kavanaugh's remarks stressing how hard it is to overturn precedent like Roe during confirmation hearings, which opened for a third day Thursday with angry complaints and finger-pointing among senators over the unusual vetting process for the judge.

by | September 06, 2018 | 19:01

Tornadoes also are possible through Tuesday night near the Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts, the NHC said. Tropical storm force winds extend 60 miles from Gordon's center. "We had one thunder boom, no rain and a little bit of wind, woke up this morning and everything was fine", said Jason Lombardo, a business owner who has lived through several hurricanes.

by | September 06, 2018 | 14:34

Gordon became a tropical storm after having strengthened rapidly overnight, and late Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning for the mouth of the Pearl River, which divides Louisiana and MS in the central Gulf.

by | September 06, 2018 | 13:25

Senator Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., the judiciary panel's top Democrat, echoed the sentiment of the protesters. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) demanded. Day two of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings began much as the first with protesters often interrupting proceedings.

by | September 05, 2018 | 07:01

Tropical Storm Gordon is continuing to strengthen into a hurricane , coming ashore late on Tuesday near the border between Louisiana and Mississippi. Rainfall across the area is expected to be three to six inches, with possibly higher amounts locally. However, those winds should not be strong enough to keep the storm from intensifying to a Category 1 hurricane.

by | September 05, 2018 | 04:59

I literally had to grab his hand and help him. A storm surge warning has been issued from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border. Tropical-storm-force winds could reach the western Florida panhandle Tuesday afternoon and the Alabama-Mississippi coastline by early evening. Miami Beach Police said via Twitter that the Labor Day holiday was "NOT a beach day", with rough surf and potential rip currents.

by | September 04, 2018 | 16:54

Five white rhinos were also found to have been killed over the last few months. The disarming of the anti-poaching unit has reportedly led to a rise in poaching in Botswana , which was home to 130 000 elephants. Dr Chase added: "People did warn us of an impending poaching problem and we thought we were prepared for it". The units have focussed much of their effort on the border regions, which have historically been more vulnerable.

by | September 04, 2018 | 13:24

The move followed a Federal Court of Appeal decision handed down Thursday that quashed the project's approval, marking a triumph for Indigenous groups and environmentalists who opposed the pipeline expansion. But the court has determined that conclusion is bogus because it did not assess the impacts of marine shipping - increased tanker traffic that would result from the expanded pipeline - on the environment and southern resident killer whales in the waters around the line's shipping ...

by | September 04, 2018 | 12:32

The rate of the leak was slowed this morning through the temporary application of Kapton tape at the leak site. NASA said on Thursday that the leak caused a minor reduction in cabin pressure on the ISS. Flight controllers at NASA Mission Control Center in Houston worked with their Russian counterparts to enable the repairs. After some debate, Russian controllers agreed with NASA's team to take more time to investigate the leak.

by | September 03, 2018 | 18:43

Sustained winds could peak at 30 to 35 miles per hour with gusts over 40 miles per hour in parts of coastal Lee and Collier Counties late Monday afternoon and Monday evening. Threats to these locations include heavy rainfall, flooding and gusty winds. Another separate system is moving through the western Gulf Coast, bringing heavy ran to the Houston area.

by | September 02, 2018 | 14:09

Flight controllers at NASA Mission Control Center in Houston worked with their Russian counterparts to enable the repairs. Earlier, flight controllers tapped into the oxygen supply of a Russian cargo capsule to partially replenish the atmosphere in the station.