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2009-11-13 10:48:00

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Near-hurricane conditions strike Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton Road regions Power restored to 180,000 of 335,000 customers affected statewide by high winds, flooding Restoration work expected to last several days; virtually all completed by Sunday night Focus is on public safety, critical infrastructure Dominion Virginia Power crews have restored electric service to nearly 180,000 of the 335,000 customers affected by severe weather...

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2009-08-12 12:40:00

Reconstructions of past hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean indicate that the most active hurricane period in the past was during the "Medieval Climate Anomaly" about a thousand years ago when climate conditions created a "perfect storm" of La Niña-like conditions combined with warm tropical Atlantic waters."La Niña conditions are favorable for hurricanes because they lead to less wind shear in the tropical Atlantic," said Michael E. Mann,...

2009-05-28 08:13:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives urge residents across the state to have a dependable plan in place in preparation for this year's hurricane season. Although no forecast is certain, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center forecasts that this season will yield nine to 14 named storms, including four to seven hurricanes of which one to three could become major hurricanes. A major...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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