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Repeating La Niña Hitting Its Peak: NASA
2012-01-21 04:27:40

La Niña, "the diva of drought," is peaking, increasing the odds that the Pacific Northwest will have more stormy weather this winter and spring, while the southwestern and southern United States will be dry. Sea surface height data from NASA's Jason-1 and -2 satellites show that the milder repeat of last year's strong La Niña has recently intensified, as seen in the latest Jason-2 image of the Pacific Ocean shown above. The image is based on the average of...

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2011-05-23 13:45:00

The U.N. weather agency said on Monday that the La Nina weather pattern is easing and there are no signs that suggest a resurgence in the coming months. "The La Nina episode, which caused disastrously wet conditions in certain regions and drought in others, is coming to an end," the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement to the AFP news agency. According to the WMO report, the weather pattern, which is being blamed for extremely heavy downpours in Australia, Southeast...

2011-05-02 15:00:00

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, May 8, Simone, the only child of legendary music artist Nina Simone will re-launch www.NinaSimone.com to share with the world - the mother and the artist - from a daughter's perspective through the redesigned web site. Simone will be honoring her Mother this year by capturing the milestones, as well as the peaks and valleys of her mother's celebrated life. In addition to intimate details and personal stories, www.NinaSimone.com will explore...

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2010-10-12 06:19:44

The U.N. weather agency said on Monday that the disruptive La Nina weather pattern in the Pacific basin should strengthen over the next four to six months, bringing on stronger monsoons and more hurricanes. Rupa Kumar, World Meteorological Organization climate services chief, said a "moderate to strong" La Nina was now well established. Kumar Kolli told reporters that forecasts showed "rather a strengthening of this La Nina episode for the next four to six months." La Nina is the opposite...

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2010-07-07 05:40:00

La Nina is likely to cool the tropical Pacific waters in the months ahead, causing stronger monsoons throughout Asia and eastern Australia, according to an update released Tuesday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). These conditions are also likely to promote the development of storms in the tropical Atlantic. "Below average sea temperatures exist beneath the surface of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific, and forecast models continue to predict further decreases in the...

2009-12-01 07:10:00

LAKE WORTH, Fla., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- "A Wasted Life" (published by iUniverse) by author Marlo Scott is a heart-felt novel exploring a dysfunctional father-daughter relationship that transpired from a series of decisions based on selfishness, pride and addictions. Told through two people's eyes, Nina and her father Joey Martino, "A Wasted Life" begins as Nina and her Italian-American family is celebrating the holidays, enjoying their Christmas Eve feast. Nina is unexpectedly...

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2009-02-05 17:19:13

The U.S. Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said on Thursday that La Nina weather will remain until spring of this year, but should gradually weaken during that time. "A majority of the model forecasts ... indicate a gradual weakening of La Nina through February-April 2009, with an eventual transition to neutral conditions," said the CPC, an office under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in its monthly update. La Nina, which literally means "little girl" in Spanish,...

2009-01-06 11:33:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Adam & Eve (www.adameve .com) is pleased to announce it is sponsoring several star-studded seminars during the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061017/LATU090LOGO) Building on last year's success with the workshops and seminars during the expo, adult industry icon Nina Hartley and celebrated sex writer Jamye Waxman will be on hand to share their knowledge and experiences. On Friday, January 9, from 3:30 to...

2008-07-21 15:00:42

AN EVENT at the River Festival called Silk Screens is based on the Chinese artistic view of water. It will involve a giant moving turtle and performances from professional and community Chinese artists. Meanwhile, on Sunday, EastEnders star June Brown, who plays Dot Cotton, will launch thousands of yellow plastic ducks into the Clyde. The ducks are sponsored and it is hoped they will raise a large amount of money for charity. Both BBC Scotland and STV are inviting visitors to their...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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