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Erika’s Path Shifts West; Hawaii Still Watching Ignacio

Dr. Jeff Masters, August 29, 2015

Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

Tropical Storm Erika cruised west through the northern Caribbean on Friday, failing to make a long-predicted northwestward turn toward the Bahamas. Erika is now predicted to move into the far eastern Gulf of Mexico as a weak tropical storm or depression. Meanwhile, Hurricane Ignacio continues on a course that may take it just north of Hawaii, and powerful Hurricane Jimena is aiming for Category 5 strength in the Northeast Pacific.

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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 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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Erika Meets the Mountains

Bryan Norcross, August 28, 2015

Hurricane Specialist, The Weather Channel

Tropical Storm Erika is heading toward the giant mountains of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Disorganized systems sometimes die interacting with that terrain, but we can't be sure. So Florida remains on alert for an impactful system, but the odds of a strengthening hurricane hitting the state are diminished.

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The Record-Setting Northern Hemisphere TC Season - Part 2 (The Northwest Pacific)

Dr. Phil Klotzbach, August 28, 2015

Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University

This blog takes a closer look at the record-setting Northwest Pacific TC 2015 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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