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Erika Floods Dominica; Major Uncertainties on Potential U.S. Impact

Dr. Jeff Masters, August 27, 2015

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

Heavy rains and strong gusty winds are sweeping through much of the northern Lesser Antilles Islands today as Tropical Storm Erika heads west at 16 mph. According to the Antigua Met Service, Canefield Airport on Dominica recorded 8.86" (225 mm) of rain Wednesday night from Erika, and heavy flooding has been observed on the island.

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Crazy Summer in Hawaii: Record Rainfall, Record Heat, and Snow!

Christopher C. Burt, August 26, 2015

Weather Historian, Weather Underground

Although much media attention weather-wise (at least recently) for Hawaii has been about tropical storms (Kilo’s possible impact on the Hawaiian Isles and more in the pipeline) an even more interesting story has been the exceptional rainfall that has drenched the islands in recent days and the on-going record hot summer. Despite a record warm July, accumulating snow managed to dust the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island. Here are some details about the above events.

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Tropical Storm ERIKA Takes Aim on Puerto Rico/Hispaniola and SE US - Maybe

Steve Gregory, August 27, 2015

Sr. Forecaster/Risk Analysis, Weather Intel Services

Tropical Storm ERIKA Takes Aim on Puerto Rico/Hispaniola and SE US - Maybe

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Erika Forecasts Don't Mean Much

Bryan Norcross, August 27, 2015

Hurricane Specialist, The Weather Channel

Erika is on track, but it's future is very uncertain. We need to be ready for a messy, weak, unthreatening-looking storm arriving in the Bahamas late Friday or Saturday, which then takes advantage of the warm water and favorable atmosphere to strengthen quickly not far from the Florida peninsula.

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The Record-Setting Northern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Season - Part I

Dr. Phil Klotzbach, August 25, 2015

Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University

This blog is the first of a four-part series discussing the record-setting Northern Hemisphere TC season to date.

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Weather Hazards, Aviation, and a Personal Story Too

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, August 19, 2015

2013 President, American Meteorological Society
Director of Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Georgia

Did you catch the images of the commercial airliner damaged by hail in Colorado last week or so? Passengers were alarmed and fearful based on accounts that I read. Many meteorologists and citizens we...

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Disability Stakeholder Organizations Commemorate Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

Portlight, August 26, 2015

Disaster Relief Organization

Washington, DC - The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and Portlight Strategies (Portlight), national disability stakeholder organizations, today issued the following statement commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina:

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El Nino forcing ramps up by fall

Zachary Labe, August 20, 2015

Northeast Weather Analyst

El Nino is certainly here and will be the dominate atmospheric long wave forcing mechanism over the next few months, particularly by late October. However, for now we can expect a continued quiet weather pattern across the East Coast.

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