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2010-09-24 18:00:00

An instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite noticed increasing colder cloud top temperatures of tropical depression 15 in the south-central Caribbean just before it strengthened into Tropical Storm Matthew late on Sept. 23. The TRMM satellite also spotted heavy rainfall within the system. Matthew is now headed to the western Caribbean and watches and warnings are in place as Matthew may continue to strengthen. Cloud top temperatures indicate the strength of the storm to forecasters. The colder the...

2008-08-22 12:00:09

Tropical Storm Fay's winds decreased to 45 mph over North Florida midday Friday, but heavy downpours expanded storm warnings as far west as Mississippi. At 11 a.m., Fay was about 40 miles northeast of Cedar Key, Fla., with 45 mph winds and a forecast of as much as 8 inches of rain, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Little change in strength was expected through Saturday morning. The storm that first hit the Florida Keys Monday was moving west near 5 mph, which forecasters said...

2008-07-24 09:00:11

Tropical Storm Dolly was gusting through southern Texas on a northwesterly track early Thursday, drenching the area with heavy rains. At 5 a.m., forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the former Category 2 hurricane was centered about 95 miles northwest of Brownsville, Texas. The system was moving west-northwest at 7 mph, which was expected to continue for the next day as the system weakens into a tropical depression, which the forecast said would occur Thursday...

2008-07-22 12:00:13

Tropical Storm Dolly's winds were just shy of hurricane status midday Tuesday over the Gulf of Mexico as it approached the U.S.-Mexico border. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 11 a.m., Dolly's sustained winds had increased to 70 mph with higher gusts. When sustained winds surpass 74 mph, a storm becomes a Category 1 hurricane. The storm was centered about 230 miles southeast of Brownsville, Texas, moving northwest near 12 mph, forecasters said. Tropical...

2005-07-05 15:16:37

MIAMI (Reuters) - The third tropical storm of the Atlantichurricane season rumbled north through the Gulf of Mexico onTuesday, heading toward the Louisiana coast with high winds andheavy rain. The storm strengthened into tropical storm status overnightand had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (64 kph), accordingto the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Tropical Storm Cindywas likely to dump up to 6 inches (15 cm) of rain on thecentral Gulf coast, with as much as 10 inches (25 cm)...

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2005-06-10 15:25:00

PENSACOLA BEACH, Florida -- Tropical Storm Arlene drenched Cuba and parts of Florida on Friday, gaining strength and speed as its center moved north toward the U.S. Gulf Coast -- a region still recovering from last year's hurricanes. Forecasters said Arlene, the Atlantic hurricane season's first named tropical storm, could become a weak hurricane before hitting the Deep South late Saturday, with the worst weather arriving earlier, east of the storm's center. Arlene was then expected to move...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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