National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

9:13am

Wed September 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Earthquake Triggers Pacific Tsunami Warnings For Central & South America

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 12:48 pm

The star marks the epicenter of today's earthquake in Costa Rica.
U.S. Geological Survey

The Pacific coasts of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua are no longer the focus of tsunami warnings, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center announced just after 1 p.m ET.

As we've been reporting, there was a strong — 7.6 magnitude — earthquake in Costa Rica this morning. At first, there were concerns about possible tsunamis from Mexico south to Chile. As the day continued, however, authorities gradually reduced their warnings.

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10:55am

Thu August 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Despite El Niño, NOAA Increases Hurricane Season Prediction

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 11:47 am

Hurricane Ernesto before making landfall in Mexico.
NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said today that the chance for a more active than normal hurricane season has increased since it issued its first prediction in May.

NOAA is now predicting 12 to 17 named storms and five to eight hurricanes. Two or three of those could become major hurricanes. In May, NOAA had predicted 9 to 15 storms.

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10:17am

Wed August 8, 2012
The Two-Way

How Hot Was It? July Was Warmest Month On Record For U.S.

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 11:14 am

1:39pm

Wed July 11, 2012
Science

When Smoke Meets Thunderhead

A June 22nd photograph showing a severe thunderstorm interacting with smoke from the High Park Fire. Click on the picture to enlarge.
James Crawford DC3 team and NASA Langley Research Center

5:33am

Tue May 8, 2012
Environment

Thunderstorms And Climate Change: Seeking An Ozone Connection

Strong storms like this one in New Mexico can suck surface air containing pollutants high into the atmosphere.
Greg Lundeen NOAA/CreativeCommons

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