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Rare Hurricane Pounds Cape Verde Islands

Dr. Jeff Masters, August 31, 2015

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

For the first time since 1892, a full-fledged hurricane is pounding the Cape Verde islands, as Hurricane Fred heads northwest at 12 mph through the islands in the far eastern North Atlantic. The eye of Fred passed just southwest of Boa Vista Island near 8 am EDT Monday. The torrential rains of 4 - 6" predicted from Fred, with isolated totals of up to 10”, are likely to cause unprecedented flood damage on the islands.

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Godzilla Versus The Blob

Dr. Ricky Rood, August 31, 2015

Professor, University of Michigan

The political ramifications of statements by meteorologists and climatologists take away the ease of language, perhaps, the playfulness of communication.

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Hurricanes IGNACIO North of Hawaii / FRED Hits Cape Verde Islands/ El Niño Stronger!

Steve Gregory, August 31, 2015

Sr. Forecaster/Risk Analysis, Weather Intel Services

Hurricane IGNACIO Passes North of Hawaii / Hurricane FRED Hits Cape Verde Islands / El Niño Strengthens!

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Turn out the lights! How night fishing can produce GIANT bass!

Jim Root, August 31, 2015

Professional Bass Angler

"We arrived back at Union Springs with less than an hour of daylight when it occurred to me that this might be the perfect time for me to do the night fishing story that I'd been wanting to do for a couple weeks. And what we caught under that full moon was just heavenly."

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My Take on Erika

Lee Grenci, August 30, 2015

Retired Senior Lecturer and Forecaster, The Pennsylvania State University

I watched with interest the evolution of forecasts for Tropical Storm Erika as it approached the Caribbean Islands this past week. Fairly or unfairly, the first impression I got was that southern jog...

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The Dying Erika Dilemma

Bryan Norcross, August 29, 2015

Hurricane Specialist, The Weather Channel

Erika is dead, but its weather is not. Floridians need to be aware, and not be surprised when nasty weather moves in beginning later tonight.

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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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