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Five named storms hit the U.S. this hurricane season, most since 2008

Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project released its summation this morning of the 2016 hurricane season, noting the number of powerful, long-lasting storms.

According to the project, which is headed by hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach, 2016 had three major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher, which is the first year with at least three major storms since 2011. 476 more words

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Five named storms hit the U.S. this hurricane season, most since 2008

Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project released its summation this morning of the 2016 hurricane season, noting the number of powerful, long-lasting storms.

According to the project, which is headed by hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach, 2016 had three major hurricanes of Category 3 or higher, which is the first year with at least three major storms since 2011. 476 more words

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2016 hurricane season made history, ended with a bang

The tropics awoke early and furious in 2016, brewing up January’s Hurricane Alex, sending Hermine to shatter Florida’s unprecedented hurricane drought, and terrorizing coastal communities from Palm Beach County to the Carolinas with Category 4… 322 more words

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2016 hurricane season made history, ended with a bang

The tropics awoke early and furious in 2016, brewing up January’s Hurricane Alex, sending Hermine to shatter Florida’s unprecedented hurricane drought, and terrorizing coastal communities from Palm Beach County to the Carolinas with Category 4… 322 more words

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'Year-long' hurricane season finally winding down; what's ahead next year?

Monday’s Atlantic water vapor satellite image shows lots of dry air. (Credit: NOAA)

T-minus two days and counting to the official end of the 2016 hurricane season, and it looks like nature has already pulled the plug on the tropics. 425 more words

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Researchers find Martian water deposit the size of Lake Superior

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids, but it’s apparently a lot more hospitable to exploration than previously thought.

Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced Tuesday the discovery of a deposit of ice just a few feet below the surface of the planet that holds… 385 more words

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Thousands flee Costa Rican coast, Otto weakens but expected to restrengthen

The National Hurricane Center said this morning that an Air Force Hurricane Hunter found that Otto has weakened to a tropical storm with sustained 70 mph winds as it heads to toward the west northwest at 5 mph. 356 more words

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