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2009-06-23 14:30:54

A U.S. analysis shows combined average global land and ocean surface temperatures during May made it the fourth warmest since record keeping began in 1880. The analysis -- conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. -- shows the May 2009 combined global land and ocean surface temperature was 0.95 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 58.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The global land surface temperature was 1.19 degrees...

2008-10-29 21:00:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Emergency Management Director Robert P. French today directed an enhanced activation of the state emergency operations center in Harrisburg. This activation will support county emergency services and coordinate state resources in anticipation of the additional snow forecasted for the northwest region of the Commonwealth today through Thursday. "Weather conditions in the northwest part of the Commonwealth could deteriorate...

2008-09-08 18:00:20

By E.B. FURGURSON III and JOSHUA STEWART Staff writers If you have not stocked up on basic needs for potential emergencies: water, batteries, and other items, you had better move now. Tropical Storm Hanna will drench the area today, dropping about 5 inches of rain, with 30 to 40 mph winds and stronger gusts this afternoon - when the storm is expected to be strongest in the area - before she passes later this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. As usual those winds...

2008-09-02 09:00:20

By Aaron Falk Deseret News On Labor Day, the mountain tops wore white. A storm system that moved into the state on Sunday lingered through Monday, dumping more than an inch of rain along the Wasatch Front and dusting the mountain tops with snow. And forecasters expect fall temperatures to stick around for now. "We're not going to see 90s any time soon," said Mike Conger with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Around the Salt Lake Valley, daytime highs are expected to be...

2008-08-26 00:00:38

Most Lush Garden Store Winner: Stringer's For those with a green thumb, there's no greater pleasure than walking among row upon row of plants and blooms; and for the brown thumb, there's no greater comfort than knowing Stringer's Garden Center is nearby. "The employees, they all love to garden," says Vador Vance, vice president of the company, when asked why the store won top honors as the most lush in town. "They're always fluffing, creating and making it look like their own back...

2008-08-18 00:00:39

Some streets in Oakland will be closed Tuesday through Friday to accommodate the return of students to the University of Pittsburgh. Bigelow Boulevard will be closed between Forbes and Fifth avenues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Lothrop Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. University Place will be closed between Fifth Avenue and O'Hara Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m....

2008-08-07 12:01:26

By Mary Jo Balasco Allison Creek Bluegrass resumes at 6:30 tonight with the Newfire Bluegrass Band of Simpsonville at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York. Donations are accepted. For details, visit www.allisoncreekbluegrass.com. Skintonz will perform at Main Street Live Main Street Live in downtown Rock Hill will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the end of Main Street from Wachovia to the Gettys Center. The Skintonz will perform. Admission is free. In the...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Tina Lam, Detroit Free Press Aug. 4--After a parched summer last year that left docks stranded and boat propellers scraping sandy shallows, the Great Lakes are blissfully -- and surprisingly -- full again this year. Heavy snow and rains since last winter have made the lakes rise. Scientists aren't sure whether this will last, but they're hopeful. The temperatures, moisture and ice cover next winter will be critical. "If we get two more good, normal winters with normal precipitation,...

2008-07-12 12:00:28

By John F. Bonfatti, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 12--Wind turbines continue to rise from New York State landscapes, and more are in the pipeline. But don't be surprised to see them rising out of Lake Erie. As powerful and consistent as the winds blow across land, they are even more powerful over water. And as the push for clean, renewable energy sources intensifies, wind power advocates are focusing more and more attention on just how much more wind is available in the lake -- and how...


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