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May 31, 2006

Storm Prediction Center, AccuWeather forecasting possible outbreak of severe weather from Texas to Great Lakes, New England; Storms in forecast for N. Texas all week; Severe weather rolls into W. Mich.; Drought conditions hurt Neb. wheat crop; South Ala. woman survives lightning strike; Detroit schools close due to heat; Toronto heat wave end nears, but warm summer awaits; Australian drought becoming critical

Severe Weather: Storm Prediction Center and AccuWeather.com is forecasting a possible outbreak of severe weather from Texas to the Great Lakes and New England | Resources: Active watches/warnings map | Live weather and webcam images

Storms in forecast for North Texas all week | Severe weather rolls into West Michigan

Other Weather News: Drought conditions hurt Neb. wheat crop

South Alabama woman survives lightning strike

Detroit schools close due to heat

Toronto heat wave end nears, but warm summer awaits: Environment Canada’s Phillips

Australian drought becoming critical

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May 30, 2006

Rain forces cancellation of Memorial Day services in Houston area; Up to 16 inches of rain fell on SE Texas; Storms cause loss of power throughout Chicago area; Detroit hits 92 degrees, ties record; Lightning strikes 5 in Wis.; 10-year-old survives lightning strike; New Orleans mourns Hurricane Katrina’s dead with jazz funeral; At N.O. levees: Much done, more to do; La. prepares for upcoming hurricane season; Idol Winner caught up in Katrina; NWS ready for category five hurricane in Key West

Weather News: Rain forces cancellation of Memorial Day services

Up to 16 inches of rain fell overnight on Southeast Texas

Storms cause loss of power throughout Chicago area

Detroit hits 92 degrees, ties record: Heat affects 27 at Roseville Memorial Day parade

Lightning strikes 5 in Burlington, Wis.

10-year-old survives lightning strike

Hurricane News: New Orleans mourns Katrina’s dead with jazz funeral | At New Orleans levees: Much done, more to do | La. prepares for upcoming hurricane season | Idol Winner caught up in Hurricane Katrina

National Weather Service ready for category five hurricane in Key West

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May 29, 2006

Warm but nice for much of U.S. on Memorial Day; Indonesia quake toll tops 5,000, aid trickles in; U.S. lags in quake warning development; Tornado warnings late Sunday in S.D.; Eastern Pacific gets Tropical Storm Aletta; Buoys will help monitor hurricanes; Winter won’t let go in Sierra as storm drops 5 inches of snow; Hot weather takes toll on Minn., Wisc. roads; N.D. farmers complain Canadian dike causing flooding; What’s changed since the 1981 flood in Austin; Residents of mobile home park hit by deadly tornado help others; Couple gets $13M in tornado damage suit; Agencies split over tornado warnings; Pregnant weather girl prompts complaints by viewers; More extreme weather predicted for Victoria, Aus.; Mysterious glowing clouds targeted by NASA; NASA TV live stream; Last week’s Top 10 city pages

Stay safe this Memorial Day holiday! Weather will be warm but nice across much of the U.S.

Quake Wire: Indonesia quake toll tops 5,000, aid trickles in

U.S. lags in quake warning development | Live quake data is in the right column of this page. More quake resources are in our National/International page

S.D. Tornado, Thunderstorm Warnings: Tornado/thunderstorm warnings late Sunday in South Dakota

Hurricane News: Eastern Pacific gets 1st tropical storm, Aletta | Buoys will help monitor hurricanes

Wintry Weather: Winter won’t let go in Sierra as storm drops 5 inches of snow

Summery Weather: Hot weather takes toll on Minnesota, Wisconsin roads

Other Weather News: North Dakota farmers complain Canadian dike causing flooding

What’s changed since the 1981 flood in Austin

Residents of mobile home park hit by deadly tornado help others

Couple gets $13M in tornado damage suit

Agencies split over tornado warnings

World Weather: Pregnant weather girl prompts complaints by viewers: Remember when half of the on-air mets at The Weather Channel were expecting? | More extreme weather predicted for Victoria, Australia

Space News: Mysterious glowing clouds targeted by NASA

APoD: NASA TV live stream

Last Week’s Top 10 City Pages: Most visited WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages between May 21-27, 2006:
1. Indianapolis
2. New York City
3. Chicago
4. Boston
5. Toronto
6. Los Angeles
7. Vancouver
8. Washington, D.C.
9. Miami
10. Charlotte
… This month’s Top 20 is in the center column of our home page

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May 27, 2006

Quake kills at least 2,900 in Indonesia; 5 die after heavy rain in Ind., Ky., Tenn.; Deserts may be creeping closer to cities; Memorial Day weekend to be hot, hot, hot in Okla.; Lightning strikes mother, 2-year-old son; Multiple tornado siren alarms lead to confusion in Ind.; Undersea volcano eruption caught on tape; Radio station airs volcano alert by mistake

Quake Kills At Least 2,900: Quake kills at least 2,900 in Indonesia | Live quake data is in the right column of this page. More quake resources are in the National/International page

Deadly Storms: 5 die after heavy rain in Ind., Ky., Tenn.

Other Weather News: Deserts may be creeping closer to cities

Memorial Day weekend to be hot, hot, hot in Oklahoma

Lightning strikes mother, 2-year-old son

Multiple tornado siren alarms lead to confusion in Indiana

Undersea volcano eruption caught on tape

Radio station airs volcano alert by mistake

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May 26, 2006

Some tiny towns felt the wrath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita; NYC plans hurricane drills as season approaches; Growing population creates hurricane evacuation concerns; Experts: 8-10 hurricanes forecast for 2006 Caribbean hurricane season; Mass. opening disaster recovery offices after flooding; Heavy thunderstorms sweep through S. Wisc .; Cost of Midstate Tenn. tornadoes $391M; Damage in weekend S.C. storms estimated at $10M; Storms leave Raleigh residents in the dark; Recent rain in U.K. ‘not helping drought’; Iridescent clouds image

Hurricane News: Some tiny towns felt the wrath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita | NYC plans hurricane drills as season approaches | Growing population creates hurricane evacuation concerns | Experts: 8-10 hurricanes forecast for 2006 Caribbean hurricane season

Other Weather News: Mass. opening disaster recovery offices after flooding

Heavy thunderstorms sweep through southern Wisconsin

Cost of Midstate Tenn. tornadoes $391M

Damage in weekend S.C. storms estimated at $10 million | Storms leave Raleigh residents in the dark

World Weather: Recent rain in U.K. ‘not helping drought’

Iridescent clouds image posted at SpaceWeather.com

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May 25, 2006

Storms leave some without power in W. Ind., Chicago area; Severe weather chances moving from Midwest to East Coast by weekend; Study: New Orleans is top hurricane target; The Weather Channel to air ‘Katrina: The Lost Episode’; Damage in Colo. caused by strong winds, not tornado; USA Today: Gore’s ‘Truth’ highly watchable; At least 50 dead in Thailand flash flooding; Storm-watching satellite heads into orbit; Dogbow image; Congrats, Taylor!

Stormy Midwest: Storms leave some without power in Western Indiana, Chicago area | Severe weather chances moving from Midwest to East Coast by weekend

Study Says New Orleans Top Target: Study: New Orleans is top hurricane target, and The Weather Channel will air “Katrina: The Lost Episode” of “It Could Happen Tomorrow,” an hour-long special on June 4 at 9 p.m. EDT (during hurricane week)

Other Weather News: Damage in Colorado caused by strong winds, not tornado

40 years after tornado in Topeka, technology boosts forecasting ability

USA Today: Gore’s ‘Truth’ highly watchable

World Weather: At least 50 dead in Thailand flash flooding

Space News: Storm-watching satellite heads into orbit

Dogbow posted at SpaceWeather.com

Off Topic: Congrats, Taylor!

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May 24, 2006

After floods, fires threaten New Orleans’ heritage; Severe storms possible this week in Midwest, Tenn., Ohio valleys; Many schools are in tornado siren ‘dead zones’; Humerous video clip shows FedEx jets circumventing a thunderstorm; Could an earthquake affect Iowa?; Weather satellite ready for launch Wed.; GAO warns Deep Space Network ill-equipped to meet future demand

Weather News: After floods, fires threaten New Orleans’ heritage

Severe storms are possible in the Midwest, and the Tennessee and Ohio valleys this week, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

Many schools are in tornado siren ‘dead zones’

Posted At CapitalWeather.com: Humerous video clip shows FedEx jets circumventing a thunderstorm

Quake Wire: After the NBC movie “10.5,” some question: could an earthquake affect Iowa?

Space News: Weather satellite ready for launch Wednesday

GAO warns Deep Space Network ill-equipped to meet future demand

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May 23, 2006

Lightning, tornado cause damage, fires in Colo.; La. holding hurricane evacuation drill; Katrina report blames human errors; Category 6; Hurricane preparedness week runs through Sat.; Storm packs a surprising punch in SoCal; Iowa State students to help tornado chaser; NWS confirms tornado flipped their truck in N.H.; B.C. residents evacuated as flooding continues

Strong Storms: Lightning, tornado cause damage, fires in Colorado

Hurricane News: La. holding hurricane evacuation drill | Katrina report blames human errors | Category 6? | Hurricane preparedness week runs through Saturday

Other Weather News: Storm packs a surprising punch in Southern California

Iowa State students to help tornado chaser

National Weather Service confirms tornado flipped their truck in N.H.

B.C. residents evacuated as flooding continues

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May 22, 2006

NOAA predicts busy hurricane season, but not like 2005; Storms out West, chilly in Northeast, Great Lakes; Storms rip path of wrath across S.C.; Warmest April on record in U.S., top wettest in West; New Orleans has learned Katrina’s lesson; Engineers to discuss region’s levee failures; Survey shows many not worried about hurricanes; Britain set for summer downpour of frogs and fish, scientists say; Quebec families return home from flooding; Maneuvering in space image

NOAA: Busy Hurricane Season Ahead: NOAA predicts busy hurricane season, but not like 2005 | Survey shows many not worried about hurricanes

Storms Out West, Chilly In Northeast, Great Lakes: Powerful storm hitting California | Resources: Current watches and warnings map | Radar loop | Live Weather Plus video from Bay Area, L.A. and San Diego (Click “Video” tabs) | Weather and webcam images for the Bay Area, L.A., San Diego, Sacramento, Fresno, and all cities (Also listed in left column by state)

S.C. Storms: Storms rip path of wrath across S.C.

Warmest April In U.S.: Warmest April on record in U.S., top wettest in West

Katrina Update: TIME: New Orleans has learned Katrina’s lesson | Engineers to discuss region’s levee failures

World Weather … Chance Of Fish, Frogs In Forecast: From The Sun: Britain is set for a summer downpour of frogs and fish, scientists say

Quebec families return home from flooding in Eastern Townships

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Maneuvering in space

Last Week’s Top 10 City Pages: Most visited WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages between May 14-20, 2006:
1. Boston
2. Indianapolis
3. New York City
4. Toronto
5. Charlotte
6. Houston
7. Baltimore
8. Chicago
9. Detroit
10. Dallas/Fort Worth … This month’s Top 20 is in the center column of our home page

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May 20, 2006

Nagin wins re-election as Big Easy mayor; Number of deaths from Katrina rises to 1,577; Stock up and save during Florida’s hurricane tax holiday; Severe weather outbreaks possible in Plains Tues., Tenn. Valley Wed.; Storms knock out power to 10,000 in S.C.; Lightning ignites wildfires in Utah, Ariz.; Hundreds on alert as B.C. snowpacks melt; Heavy rain in Quebec takes toll as community evacuates 30 homes; Alberta forest fires out of control; Rescuers seek 198 Vietnamese after Typhoon Chanchu

Katrina Update: Nagin wins re-election as Big Easy mayor | Number of deaths from Hurricane Katrina rises to 1,577

Hurricane News: Stock up and save during Florida’s hurricane tax holiday

Severe Weather Tues., Wed.?: Severe weather outbreaks possible Tuesday in the Plains States and Wednesday in the Tennessee Valley, says the Storm Prediction Center

Other Weather News: Storms knock out power to 10,000 in S.C.

Lightning ignites wildfires in Utah, Arizona

World Weather: Hundreds on alert as B.C. snowpacks melt | | Heavy rain in Quebec takes toll as one community evacuates 30 homes | Alberta forest fires out of control | Rescuers seek 198 Vietnamese after Typhoon Chanchu

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Friday: 1. New York City 2. Boston 3. Toronto 4. San Francisco 5. Los Angeles … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page

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May 19, 2006

More rain in Northeast; Ky. storms kill 1; New Orleans race still remains tight; Northeast ripe, not ready for hurricane; Fla. homeowners encouraged to get grants against hurricanes; Late season storm targets S. Calif.; Cooler, wetter weather headed to the Bay Area; Scientists detail storm conditions in 1975 sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald; President OKs federal storm aid for Washington; NASA moving Discovery to launch pad

More Rain In Northeast: Rain prolongs misery, but little additional flooding expected | Radar loop and current watches and warnings map for U.S. and New England | Weather and live webcam images for Boston, and New Hampshire and all other cities (City list by state in left column)

Kentucky Storms Kill 1: Storm damage: one killed, others hurt

Katrina Update: New Orleans race still remains tight

Hurricane News: Northeast ripe, not ready for hurricane | Fla. homeowners encouraged to get grants against hurricanes

Other Weather News: Late season storm targets S. Calif.

Cooler, wetter weather headed to the Bay Area

Scientists detail storm conditions in 1975 sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald

President OKs federal storm aid for Washington

Space News: NASA moving Discovery to launch pad

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Thursday: 1. Indianapolis 2. New York City 3. Toronto 4. Cincinnati 5. Washington, D.C. … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page

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May 18, 2006

Severe storms building in Ohio Valley; Flood-related problems plague Bay State residents; NASA: Cloud altitudes give hurricane clues; Comcast in Florida promises improvements this storm season; Pat Robertson’s forecast; Typhoon Chanchu kills 50 people in Asia

Severe storms building in Ohio ValleyCurrent watches and warnings | Weather and webcam images (by state in left column)

New England Flooding Update: Flood-related problems plague Bay State residents

Other Weather News: NASA: Cloud altitudes give hurricane clues

Comcast in Florida promises improvements this storm season

Pat Robertson’s forecast

World Weather: Typhoon Chanchu kills 50 people in Asia

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Wednesday: 1. Indianapolis 2. Chicago 3. Toronto 4. Detroit 5. Columbus … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page

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May 17, 2006

Floodwaters receding in New England, but still more evacuations, Pumps in short supply; Rising Huron River in Mich. prompts flooding fears; Survey finds alarming lack of hurricane knowledge; Texas likely will be hurricane-prone in ’06; Hurricanes, high gas prices may take toll on Fla. tourism; Record-setting heat in NW not expected to linger; Evacuated residents allowed back in Fla.; Scientists study potential Ark. quake; Scientists study potential Ark. quake; Nanogrooming: World’s smallest brush; Scientists test tsunami-warning system

New England Flooding: Floodwaters receding in New England, but still more evacuations

Pumps in short supply

Hurricane News: Survey finds alarming lack of hurricane knowledge: Experts: Residents still aren’t prepared | Texas likely will be hurricane-prone in ’06 | Hurricanes, high gas prices may take toll on Florida tourism

Other Weather News: Rising Huron River in Michigan prompts flooding fears

Record-setting heat in Northwest isn’t expected to linger

Wildfire Update: Evacuated residents allowed back in Fla.

Quake Wire: Scientists study potential Ark. quake

Off Topic: Nanogrooming: World’s smallest brush

Space News: Scientists test tsunami-warning system

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Tuesday: 1. Boston 2. Tampa 3. Orlando 4. Miami 5. New York City … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page

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May 16, 2006

New England hit by worst floods in 70 years, some receive 15 inches of rain; Unusual weather pattern responsible for deluge; Heavy rains pack a second punch, undermining sewage treatment; Region readies for more rain, flooding, North Shore hardest hit; 3 major hurricanes to hit US this year, AccuWeather says; Storms damage Opa-Locka Airport in Fla.; Hall of Fame game canceled due to rain; C. Texas farmers and ranchers receiving much needed rain; From U.K.: Worst drought in 30 years brings threat of standpipes; Killer typhoon heads for China

Some In New England Receive 15 Inches Of Rain: New England hit by worst floods in 70 years | Unusual weather pattern responsible for deluge | Heavy rains pack a second punch, undermining sewage treatment | Region readies for more rain, flooding: North Shore hardest hit | Resources: Storm total precipitation (In left column) | Radar loop and current watches and warnings map for U.S. and New England | Weather and live webcam images for Boston & New Hampshire and all other cities (City list by state in left column)

Hurricane News: 3 major hurricanes to hit US this year, AccuWeather says

Other Weather News: From Florida: Storms damage Opa-Locka Airport

Hall of Fame game canceled due to rain

Central Texas farmers and ranchers receiving much needed rain

From the U.K.: Worst drought in 30 years brings threat of standpipes in the streets

Killer typhoon heads for China | Projected path

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Monday: 1. Boston 2. Miami 3. New York City 4. Baltimore 5. West Palm Beach … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page

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May 15, 2006

New England hit by heaviest rains in a decade, Another storm to hit Mon.; Rain postpones Indy qualifying again; Storms, flooding in Texas; Storms bring possible tornado, hail, high wind to S.C.; Storms hit N.C., funnel clouds reported; Tropical Storm Chanchu leaves 32 dead in Philippines; Space rock could make 2036 a killer year; States again ponder space travel business; Radio telescopes image

Image above courtesy National Weather Service: Storm total precipitation through Sunday night. Links to current image (In left column)

Up To 10 Inches Of Rain In New England, More On The Way: New England hit by heaviest rains in a decade | Flooding continues as communities close schools | Another storm will hit New England Monday with heavy rain that will only cause more flooding problems | Resources: Storm total precipitation (In left column) | Radar loop and current watches and warnings map for U.S. and New England | Weather and live webcam images for Boston and all other cities (City list by state in left column)

Other Weather News: Rain postpones Indy qualifying again

Storms, flooding sweep across Texas

Storms bring possible tornado, hail, high wind to S.C.

Storms strike across N.C., funnel clouds reported

Tropical Storm Chanchu leaves at least 32 dead in Philippines

Space rock could make 2036 a killer year

States again ponder space travel business

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The very large array of radio telescopes: Reminds me of video “Are We Ourselves?” by The Fixx (and a slew of other videos from 1984).

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Sunday: 1. Houston 2. Boston 3. San Antonio 4. Dallas/Fort Worth 5. Charlotte … and on Saturday: 1. Indianapolis 2. Boston 3. Dallas/Fort Worth 4. Toronto 5. Atlanta … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page

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