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Good chance we're going to get Theta and perhaps Iota over the next 7-10 days in the tropics. The next 3 names are Kappa, Lambda, and Mu, and at that point, you're basically recognizing the Tropical Atlantic as a fraternity chapter. pic.twitter.com/PxgyenRDi9
Tropical storm Eta has an unusually wide wind field, stretching up to 310 miles from the storm’s center. Because of this, though the storm arrived initially at Lower Matecumbe Key, the heavy rain and dangerous winds have reached Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. Eta has caused brown and blackouts throughout Florida, and as of Monday afternoon, more than 36,200 households do not have power.The storm will strengthen as it passes over the warmer Gulf waters, but is predicted not to quite reach hurricane strength winds — county governments across Florida canceled a hurricane watch, but a Tropical Storm Watch is in place. As of now, there are no orders to evacuate neighborhoods.
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer After a record-breaking drought, much of the West and Southwest has been hoping for a winter of rain. But with scientists predicting a second consecutive winter with La Niña conditions, the dry spell may be prolonged. La Niña is a climate pattern that tends to produce droughts in the […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor As California’s summer fire season comes to a close, autumn’s Santa Ana winds have intensified a fast-moving wildfire now terrorizing Santa Barbara County. The Alisal fire began Monday afternoon. Since then, it has engulfed 16,801 acres and is only 5% contained, according to CalFire. As a result, a portion […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor According to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there have been 18 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2021, surpassing 2020’s disaster costs with almost three months still left until 2022. Experts say that weather events across the spectrum, including wildfires, hurricanes, and severe weather, are not […]
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