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2010-03-29 07:25:00

During the first two weeks of February 2010, the GOES-12 weather satellite observed a record-setting series of "Nor'easter" snow storms which blanketed the mid-Atlantic coast in two blizzards. Washington, D.C. normally averages only 16 inches of snow per year, but this year most of the season's snowfall arrived over several days and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-12 captured the storms. NASA's GOES Project created a movie of GOES satellite data from February...

2008-09-28 15:00:10

EASTPORT, Maine | A rare tropical storm warning and hurricane watch were posted for parts of the Maine coast on Saturday as Hurricane Kyle roared toward the region, threatening conditions similar to a New England nor'easter. - The Associated Press the warning Authorities expect Maine to see the worst late tonight or early Monday, with wind gusts as high as 60 mph and waves of 15 to 20 feet, said Robert McAleer, Maine Emergency Management Agency director. It is Maine's first hurricane...

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Mitchell Freedman, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 30--The failure of some of Long Island's ocean beaches to build up with sand this year has local officials and residents concerned that powerful winter storms could sweep beachfront houses out to sea and cause widespread flooding. That worst-case scenario is being looked at because the natural buildup of sand has been interrupted, possibly by stronger-than-normal wave action in the ocean. Consequently, the typical ebb and flow of sand...

2006-02-13 08:52:42

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The biggest snowstorm of the season belted northeastern United States on Sunday, sinking New York City into its deepest snow on record, cutting power to thousands of homes, closing airports but bringing joy to ski resorts. "Make no mistake about it, this is a very dangerous, big storm," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a news conference. At least 26.9 inches of snow fell in New York's Central Park, topping a powerful blizzard on December...

2006-02-12 18:23:50

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - The biggest snowstorm of the season belted northeastern United States on Sunday, sinking New York City into its deepest snow on record, cutting power to thousands of homes, closing airports but bringing joy to ski resorts. "Make no mistake about it, this is a very dangerous, big storm," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a news conference. At least 26.9 inches of snow fell in New York's Central Park, topping a powerful blizzard on December...

2005-10-25 09:49:39

BOSTON (Reuters) - Howling winds and driving rain lashed the northeastern U.S. coast on Tuesday, causing power outages in Massachusetts, flight delays and forcing authorities to issue warnings for floods and high winds. Fueled by moisture from Hurricane Wilma that pounded Florida on Monday, the "nor'easter" was forecast to soak New England with 2 to 4 inches of rain and bring snow to northern New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. About 4,000 homes in Massachusetts lost power overnight...

2005-10-25 08:43:12

BOSTON (Reuters) - Howling winds and driving rain lashed the northeastern U.S. coast on Tuesday, causing power outages in Massachusetts and forcing authorities to issue warnings for floods and high winds. Fueled by moisture from Hurricane Wilma that pounded Florida on Monday, the "nor'easter" was forecast to soak New England with 2 to 4 inches of rain and bring snow to northern New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. About 4,000 homes in Massachusetts lost power overnight and early on...

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2005-10-13 08:30:00

WASHINGTON -- Government forecasters on Wednesday predicted a warmer than normal winter, offering hope to much of the Midwest and West as concern grows about the rising costs of heating during cold-weather. The National Weather Service said there is a 60 percent chance of warmer than normal weather in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, north Texas, northern New Mexico and southern and eastern Colorado. States adjoining that area, plus Washington, Oregon, Alaska and...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.