Tropical Depression 19 forms; L.A. wildfires threaten homes; Meteorologists: Hurricane research budget too small; HI flood watch; Tornado victims asked to re-report damage; Arctic ice melting faster; Family opens home to 50 hurricane evacuees; Volunteers continue to rescue animals; 140,000 homes and businesses uninhabitable; Officers suspended amid looting allegations; 8 month wait for trailer; Red Cross criticized; Ready for Mardi Gras 2006?; Rita death toll hits 100; Fort Worth images
Tropical Depression 19 Forms: Update from the National Hurricane Center | Forecast track. If this becomes Stan, it would continue the streak of male named systems not affecting much land this season (with the expection of Dennis), while the female named ones cause plenty of problems.
L.A. Wildfies Threaten Homes: KNBC-TV 4, L.A. coverage: 3,000 firefighters battling blaze that has burned 17,000 acres | Big California wildfire forces evacuations, but optimism seen | L.A. weather/webcam images | Live streaming links (likely offline overnight) in yesterday’s post…
Weather News: Meteorologists say hurricane research budget too small
Tornado victims asked to re-report damage: Gov. Doyle appealing to FEMA
Verizon signs agreement for America’s Top 2 weather- information networks … I live in the Keller, Texas, ZIP code, but am really in the City of Fort Worth. I hear we should be getting FIOS TV any day now, and I will probably be giving this a try.
Katrina Update: Family opens home to 50 hurricane evacuees | Volunteers continue to rescue animals stranded by hurricanes | 140,000 homes and businesses uninhabitable after storms | N.O. launches “repopulation” campaign | Four officers suspended as looting allegations investigated | Wait for trailer can be up to eight months | MS jobless claims exceed 64,000 after Katrina | Red Cross criticized, urged to share cash | Mardi Gras 2006: Floats will be ready, but will people?
New satellite observations show that sea ice in the Arctic is melting faster while air temperatures in the region are rising sharply, scientists say. Story
Space News: Great background image from Astronomy Picture of the Day
Fort Worth Images: Images link to large versions in a new window
The first image taken in the height of gas price hikes, four days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Normally, Fort Worth gas prices are just below the national average. Gas prices fell quickly to about $2.79, but are now back up to $2.99. The skyline picture is of downtown Fort Worth, snapped as storms moved across the area on Sept. 15. The last two were taken on one of Fort Worth’s hottest days of the year. The images of building storm clouds were captured at 4 p.m., as the temperature hit 104 degrees at nearby DFW Airport. The last picture shows what became a hail-producing storm over Denton. The next day, a strong cold front brought highs only in the mid-70s.
Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Thursday: 1. New Orleans 2. Boston 3. Houston 4. Los Angeles 5. Vancouver … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.