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How to Tweet Like a Weatherman

Nick Wiltgen
Published: June 27, 2013

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Amazing Hurricane Images: Isabel - 2003 (NASA)

Amazing Hurricane Images: Isabel - 2003 (NASA)

This image was taken from satellite on September 13, 2003 when Isabel was strengthening back to Category 5 status. Several pinwheel shaped features can be seen spinning inside the eye.

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NHC stands for National Hurricane Center. This federal agency, located in Miami, is responsible for tracking tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes, as well as other less threatening weather in the tropics.

They are the people who issue tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings for the United States.


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