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2010-12-31 07:55:00

The GOES series of satellites keep an eye on the weather happening over the continental US and eastern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and had a busy time with wild weather in 2010.

2010-12-17 15:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2010/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it has lifted drought watch declarations for 21 western counties.

2010-12-09 17:33:00

SKOKIE, Ill., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holiday travel season, Rand McNally's editors have pulled together the Top 10 Tips for Safe Winter Road Travel.

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2010-11-08 11:35:24

The GOES-13 satellite is watching a flurry of activity in the Atlantic Ocean today as a cold front approaches the remnants of Hurricane Tomas and threatens to swallow it in the next couple of days.

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2010-10-26 14:22:41

With big storms ripping across the Midwest, Bob Drost is hoping people are paying attention to the severe weather and tornado warnings.

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2010-10-01 14:38:50

In a "marriage" that US east coast residents would object to, the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole coupled with an upper level low pressure area have dumped record rainfall from the Carolinas to New England on Sept 30.

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2010-09-23 14:54:46

Tropical Depression Lisa has had a struggle, and it appears that she's in for more of the same.

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2010-09-19 12:05:00

The nation's ability to detect and forecast tsunamis has improved since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but current efforts are still not sufficient to meet challenges posed by tsunamis generated near land that leave little time for warning.

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2010-09-02 09:50:00

Record snowfalls that fell in parts of the US and Europe in late 2009 and early 2010 were the result of a once-in-a-century collision of two weather systems.


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Weather Pack For July 30, 2012
2012-08-01 12:22:59

Weather Pack is our way to envision what is happening with the weather and create a weather forecast for a certain area of the United States. Today’s focus is on Southwest Mississippi along the Mississippi River. On the left side we have a Skew-T which is used to help us determine what is happening in the upper levels at our forecast location. On the right side is our morning satellite image; both of these features are important to creating an accurate forecast. The Skew-T will show...

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