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2011-08-04 13:37:09

According to government forecasters, the Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be busy with an above-average number of storms. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters said Thursday that they expect up to 19 named storms to develop by the end of the season on November 30. "The atmosphere and Atlantic Ocean are primed for high hurricane activity during August through October," Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the Climate Prediction Center,...

2006-08-29 21:38:18

MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center lifted hurricane watches for Florida on Tuesday after the threat from Tropical Storm Ernesto fizzled. At one point expected to regain hurricane strength as it neared the densely populated Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, Ernesto had deteriorated into a "very mediocre" storm and would bring mainly rain to south Florida, the hurricane center said.

2006-08-29 16:01:51

MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center on Tuesday placed a hurricane watch on a portion of the U.S. East Coast from Georgia to North Carolina, even as Tropical Storm Ernesto failed to strengthen as it approached Florida. The Miami-based hurricane center said Ernesto could get back close to hurricane strength after emerging off Florida's northeast coast in a couple of days and curve back into the U.S. East Coast.

2005-12-04 11:40:00

MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthened into a hurricane for the second time in two days on Sunday, perplexing U.S. hurricane researchers who had expected it to steadily weaken over cool Atlantic waters. Hurricane Epsilon had maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kph) by 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT) as it churned eastward at 12 mph (19 kph) around 725 miles west-southwest of the Azores, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The 14th hurricane of a record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane...

2005-12-03 17:43:43

MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Epsilon, the 14th hurricane of a record-breaking Atlantic storm season, defied expectations it would weaken over cool Atlantic waters and strengthened on Saturday as it churned slowly eastward. Epsilon's maximum sustained winds reached 80 mph (130 kph) by 4 p.m. (2100 GMT), comfortably over the threshold for a tropical storm to be categorized as a hurricane, and it was about 930 miles west of Portugal's Azores islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

2005-12-03 12:45:00

MIAMI -- Hurricane Epsilon, the 14th hurricane of a record-breaking Atlantic storm season, defied expectations that it would weaken over cool Atlantic waters on Saturday and continued to churn slowly eastward. Epsilon's maximum sustained winds at 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT) remained at 75 mph (120 kph), just over the threshold for a tropical storm to be categorized as a hurricane, but the cyclone posed no threat to land, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm was about 1,000 miles west...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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