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California wildfires burn hundreds of homes

WEED, Calif. (AP) — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through the small Northern California town of Weed on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people. 110 more words

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30-day timelapse of Hurricane Ivan in 2004 from space

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Hurricane Ivan was a classical, long-lived Cape Verde hurricane that reached Category 5 strength on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale three times. 484 more words

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Ancient and modern: London is pure spectacle

“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” – Samuel Johnson. 655 more words

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Slim Chance of Rain Ahead

I know it looks gloomy outside with cloud cover, but not much rain falls over the next couple of days. Expect spotty showers at best tonight into Tuesday. 219 more words

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Mojo Monday ~ Inspirational Odds & Ends

Where do you look to for inspiration?  

Even if you are feeling blue or overwhelmed have you
identified beacons of light that can
brighten up your day or offer a breath of fresh air?   665 more words

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Solar flare creates brilliant 'Northern Lights' display across parts of the U.S.

You’re looking at a view of the “Northern Lights” from Maine.

A spectator snapped this image Friday night at Acadia National Park.

A solar flare made the lights visible… 31 more words

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If It Didn't Happen at My House...

From the mailbag today:

Where was all the heavy rain that was predicted? The weather department really needs to stop making such dire predictions.

Sent from my iPhone… 258 more words

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