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Pineapple Express Brings Much Needed Rain To California
2014-02-12 14:08:54

[ Watch The Video: GOES-West Satellite Sees ‘Pineapple Express’ ] NASA A new animation made at NASA using imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the "Pineapple Express" bringing much needed rain and snow to California from Feb. 7 to 9. A "Pineapple Express" is a low-level jet of moist air flowing from Hawaii to California, delivering a generous supply of precipitation. In this case, much-needed rain falls in central California, which was suffering from a severe drought....

California No Stranger To Severe Weather
2012-11-02 11:06:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, climatologists from the University of California at Merced are warning that the West Coast could be in line for a superstorm of its own. “We can see very big storms, and there are a couple of issues related to climate change to think about,” said Roger Bales, director of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at UC Merced. “Most of our biggest storms are snow storms, which builds up...

2009-07-23 15:19:00

Officials say the U.S. House of Representatives may soon commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Pig War, a historical conflict started over a dead pig. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., said the conflict between the fledgling United States and Britain began when a U.S. farmer shot and killed belonging to the British company, Hudson's Bay Co., in summer 1859, McClatchy Newspapers reported Wednesday. This was a territorial dispute between a world power and a rising world power, Larsen said. Who...

2006-03-23 13:16:16

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Mystery surrounded the fate of two people on Thursday who went missing and are now feared dead after an ocean-going ferry sank when it strayed onto the rocks on Canada's Pacific coast. Police have begun a missing-persons investigation for the couple, who witnesses reported they saw on shore with the other 99 people rescued from the ferry Queen of the North on Wednesday, but have not been seen since. BC Ferries now fears those reports were wrong...

2006-03-22 21:18:01

Please read in third paragraph. Sylvia Rice... instead of Sylvia Wright. Corrects last name. A corrected version follows. By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying about 100 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:25 a.m. Pacific Time (0825 GMT) near Gil Island, about...

2006-03-22 21:19:21

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying about 100 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:25 a.m. Pacific Time (0825 GMT) near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed though the Inside Passage on the northwest coast of British Columbia....

2006-03-22 17:08:20

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying at least 99 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:43 a.m. (2043 GMT) near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed though the Inside Passage on the northwest coast of British Columbia. Passengers...

2006-03-22 14:44:13

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying nearly 100 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but everyone on board was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:43 a.m. PST near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed though the Inside Passage on the northwest coast of British Columbia. All 99 passengers and crew escaped the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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