Weather

Oops! Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals quietly released report

October 14, 2012
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Man, I hate it when that happens!

The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means...

Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion Engaged to Rubem Robierb

October 5, 2012
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I remember when this guy came up through the ranks in Philadelphia. There sure was a lot of q, … er, um, strange weather back then. lol I kid. I kid.

It’s all sunny skies for Sam Champion! The Good Morning America weather anchor is engaged to Rubem Robierb, ABC News announced Friday.

Robierb, a...

Video: Captain Climate Al Gore Blames Denver’s Thin Air For Obama Debate Fail

October 4, 2012
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Oh, this is just priceless. And to think this whack job actually had a shot to make it into the White House.

h/t Drudge Wow! (more…)

Stunning photos of rare, violent electrical storm

September 7, 2012
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Folks in Christchurch, New Zealand, must still be talking about this weeks spectacular electrical storm, described by one meteorologist as a once-in-10-years event, producing severe hailstorms and hundreds of lightening strikes that set the twilight aglow. It was a dream night for weather photographers and Aaron Campbell made the...

Like we didn’t see this one coming: DNC – Rainy forecast for Obama’s speech

September 5, 2012
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What? The halo isn’t waterproof? Who knew!!

The weather is threatening to become a factor at the Democratic National Convention as possible thunderstorms threaten to disrupt President Barack Obama’s expected outdoor address on Thursday evening.

The Weather Channel currently forecasts that there is a 40 percent chance of rain on Thursday night and...

Alabama shipwreck, “Rachael,” exposed by Hurricane Isaac

September 4, 2012
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The wreck was last visible in 2008 and is often exposed when severe storms pass through the area. It is not a Civil War vessel, as was once believed.

Fox10TV.com reports Hurricane Isaac has uncovered the remains of the ship, which is thought to be an early 20th century vessel named The Rachael...

Raw Video: Coast Guard rescues 3, one lost as fishing boat sinks off Kodiak Island

September 2, 2012
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A full report via the Alaska Journal of Commerce. The video isn’t so much dramatic, until you stop to think of the circumstances and seas. Talk about lost at sea. AP Video below.

Three people were rescued from a fishing boat Friday after it sank south of Kodiak Island but one crewman...

Evacuations ordered near New Orleans as Isaac water threatens river lock

September 1, 2012
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Meanwhile, Obama goes marching on – to his campaign bus to have a custom-brewed beer.

St. Tammany Parish, a community north of New Orleans on Lake Pontchartrain, on Saturday ordered the mandatory evacuation of thousands of residents in some 1,200 homes, saying the failure of a lock along a canal was “imminent.”

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Hurricane Isaac: 15 amazing images

August 30, 2012
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See them all – and see them larger – via WaPo’s Capital Weather Gang.

Isaac: Over 700,000 without power, thousands forced to evacuate, Plus Greta’s Video report

August 30, 2012
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A Fox News report on Isaac included video from Greta’s show last night. So, I embedded it below.

Officials rushed to evacuate more than 100 nursing home residents from Plaquemines Parish, an area with a reputation for weathering storms and perhaps the hardest hit by Isaac. In this hardscrabble, mostly rural parish,...

Levee overtopped in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

August 29, 2012
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Hurricane Isaac hesitated to move inland after first making landfall in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Tuesday evening. The stalled storm brought copious tropical rain and a dangerous tidal surge to coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle.

via Levee overtopped in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana – This Just In –...

Isaac officially reaches hurricane strength

August 28, 2012
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More at link below, including graphic.

Isaac officially ballooned into a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levies fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.

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Obama to Gulf Coast: I got your back, then bolts for 2 day campaign swing

August 28, 2012
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At least it isn’t for golf. But I still think he’s blowing it.

Mr. Obama gave this reassurance to Gulf Coast residents before departing on a two-day campaign swing through college towns in three key swing states. College students were a key part of Mr. Obama’s 2008 base — one he...

Get out! 53,000 people ordered to evacuate Louisiana

August 27, 2012
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Tens of thousands of Louisiana residents have been ordered to evacuate as Tropical Storm Isaac picks up strength in the Gulf of Mexico – and it may strike seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the same area.

More than 50,000 residents of the St. Charles Parish in...

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