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Erika Dissipates

Dr. Jeff Masters, August 29, 2015

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

Tropical Storm Erika charged into the teeth of Hispaniola's high mountains on Friday night, and emerged from the encounter shattered, without a closed circulation, and is no longer a tropical storm. Measurements on Saturday morning from an Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft failed to find any tropical storm-force winds associated with Erika, and the plane did not find any westerly winds, showing the the storm had degenerated to a tropical wave.

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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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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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The Shrinking Cold Pool: Are Winter and the Polar Vortex Disappearing?

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, August 29, 2015

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

Let me start by saying that this episode of Weather Geeks could possibly be the "geekiest" one yet. In fact, Producer Dr. Matt Sitkowski noted that we might need "Pop Ups" or "captions." By the way, w...

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Tropical Storm ERIKA Near Hispaniola May Impact Florida / IGNACIO Threat to Hilo

Steve Gregory, August 28, 2015

Sr. Forecaster/Risk Analysis, Weather Intel Services

Tropical Storm ERIKA Near Hispaniola May Impact Florida / IGNANCIO Threat to Hilo

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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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