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October 31, 2006

Spooky Weather News: November starts with a chill; 15th anniversary of Halloween Storm; EarthCam’s Halloween Cams; Spooky nebula picture; Other News: Deadline approaches for Hurricane Charley victims to leave FEMA trailers; NASA to send astronauts to repair Hubble

Spooky Weather News: November starts with a chill

15th anniversary of the Halloween Storm

EarthCam’s Halloween Webcams

Astronomy Picture of the Day: A spooky nebula

Hurricane Charley Update: Deadline approaches for Hurricane Charley victims to leave FEMA trailers

Space News: NASA to send astronauts to repair Hubble

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October 30, 2006

Snow turns streets into rinks in Anchorage; Snow spinouts force closure of Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass, Wash.; 2nd snowiest Oct. on record at Mt. Washington; Thousands still without power in parts of wind-whipped NE; N. Texas suburbs are expanding, but region shriveling without water; 10 dead in Philippines as typhoon heads for Vietnam; Calif. fire 90-percent contained, cooler weather aids firefighters; Marine in Iraq coaches wife through labor via webcam; Great aurora pic

Snowy Weather News: Snow turns streets into rinks in Anchorage

Snow spinouts force closure of Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

2nd snowiest October on record at Mount Washington

Wind Storm Update: Thousands still without power in parts of wind-whipped Northeast

Texas Drought: North Texas suburbs are expanding, but region is shriveling without water

World Weather: Ten dead in Philippines as typhoon heads for Vietnam

Calif. Wildfire Update: California fire 90-percent contained, cooler weather aids firefighters

World Of Webcams: Marine in Iraq coaches wife through labor via webcam

Aurora Photo: Great aurora pic posted at SpaceWeather.com

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October 29, 2006

High winds leave thousands in the dark from Md. to Maine, Wind speed totals posted at AccuWeather.com; More snow for higher elevations east of Lake Ontario; Thousands remain without power after snowstorm pounds B.C. Interior; Hawaii quake damage assessed at $200M; Typhoon makes landfall in Philippines; Signs promising for Hubble Space Telescope

High Winds Knock Out Power In Northeast: High winds leave thousands in the dark from Md. to Maine

Wind speed totals posted at AccuWeather.com

Other Weather News: More snow for higher elevations east of Lake Ontario

Thousands remain without power after snowstorm pounds B.C. Interior

Quake Wire: Hawaii quake damage assessed at $200M

Typhoon Hits Philippines: Typhoon makes landfall in Philippines

Space News: Signs promising for Hubble Space Telescope

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October 27, 2006

Up to 2 feet of snow closes highways, schools, cancels flights in Denver area, Biggest Oct. snowstorm to hit area in years; More flooding in Houston area; Severe storms move into La.; Damage light as 2 dozen tornadoes hit southwest Kansas; Rising seas, stronger hurricanes threaten NYC with flooding; Hurricane Paul kills two in NW Mexico; Hurricane threat diminishes; S. Calif. wildfire kills 4 firefighters; New tourist to visit the space station

2 Feet Of Snow In Denver Area: Up to 2 feet of snow closes highways, schools, cancels flights in Denver area: Snow totals | Biggest October snowstorm to hit area in years | More from The Denver Post and USA Today | Resources: Weather and live webcam images

More SE Texas Flooding: More flooding in Houston area | Severe storms move into Louisiana | Resources: Watches/warnings map | Weather and live webcam images

Kansas Tornadoes: Damage light as 2 dozen tornadoes hit southwest Kansas

NYC Flooding Threat: Rising seas, stronger hurricanes threaten New York City with flooding

Tropics: Hurricane Paul kills two in northwestern Mexico

With just over month to go, hurricane threat diminishes

Wildfire: Wildfire in Southern California kills 4 firefighters

Space News: New tourist to visit the space station

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October 26, 2006

Winter storm warning for Denver; Burgeoning blizzard, severe storms and cold to come; Rain prompts postponement of Game 4 of World Series; Rain forecast throughout Texas, severe storms possible in DFW and Austin; Texas Gulf Coast bays face flooding, Rice researchers warn; Tropical storm downgraded to depression; Comet Swan; NASA spacecraft to study solar flares

Winter Storm Update: Winter storm warning for Denver | Storm moving in: Resources: Radar loop | Current watches/warnings map | Denver, Eastern Colorado weather and webcam images

AccuWeather: Burgeoning blizzard, severe storms and cold to come

Other Weather News: Rain prompts postponement of Game 4 of World Series | More rain in the forecast for tonight’s game: St. Louis weather and webcams

Rain forecast throughout Texas, severe storms possible in Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin

Texas Gulf Coast bays face flooding, Rice researchers warn

Tropics: Tropical storm downgraded to depression

Space News: See something in the western sky after sunset Wednesday? It might have been Comet Swan

NASA spacecraft to study solar flares

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October 25, 2006

Blizzard conditions possible in Colo.; Hurricane Paul weakens to tropical storm off Mexico’s Pacific coast; Chilly in the East, a soaker for the South; 10 inches of snow falls in northeast Ohio; Hurricane disaster planners focus on Lake Okeechobee, Miami area; One year after Hurricane Wilma, that mysterious No. 2 in the eye resurfaces; More bad weather on deck for the World Series; Small quakes reported near Old Faithful; Australian drought sparks new crime of water theft

Blizzard Watch: Blizzard conditions possible in Colorado | Watches/warnings map and live weather and webcam images

Weather News: Hurricane Paul weakens to tropical storm off Mexico’s Pacific coast

Chilly in the East, a soaker for the South, including much of Texas…

10 inches of snow falls in northeast Ohio

Tropics: Hurricane disaster planners focus on Lake Okeechobee, Miami area

One year after Hurricane Wilma, that mysterious No. 2 in the eye resurfaces: WXnation Wire entry with No. 2 on radar image

More bad weather on deck for the World Series

Quake Wire: Small quakes reported near Old Faithful

Australia Drought Update: Australian drought sparks new crime of water theft

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October 24, 2006

October nightmare in Buffalo; Lake effect snow falls in western New York; Hurricane Paul aims at Mexico, resort in danger; Environmentalists arrested at NOAA headquarters; Cold weather brings first appearance of snow to Pittsburgh area; Record lows expected in Central Fla.; Cost of Hawaii quake damage soaring; Strong earthquake rattles Japan, no tsunami warning; Decision soon on Hubble repair mission; Canadian space elevator teams caught up in rules disputes

Buffalo Snowstorm Recap: October nightmare in Buffalo: An unforgettable storm and its heartbreaking aftermath (Well-done day-by-day account) | Lake effect snow falls in western New York | Buffalo area weather and webcam images

Hurricane Paul: Hurricane Paul aims at Mexico, resort in danger: Latest track and advisories

Other Weather News: Environmentalists arrested at NOAA headquarters

Cold weather brings first appearance of snow to Pittsburgh area

Record lows expected in Central Fla.: Current temps and wind chills

Quake Wire: Cost of Hawaii quake damage soaring

Strong earthquake rattles Japan; no tsunami warning

Space News: Decision soon on Hubble repair mission

Canadian space elevator teams caught up in rules disputes

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October 23, 2006

Flooding destroys Southeast Texas homes; Cold air takes hold, brings snow around lakes; Wintry storm brings heavy snow, road closures to Colo.; Global warming study predicts wild ride; Tropical Storm Paul aims for tip of Mexico’s Baja; Grain growers cash in on drought; Space enthusiasts’ dreams find outlet at competition; Teachers: Pluto’s downgrade is teachable; Great aurora picture; Orionid meteors over Turkey

Weather News: Flooding destroys Southeast Texas homes

Cold air takes hold, brings snow around lakes

Wintry storm brings heavy snow, road closures to Colorado

Global warming study predicts wild ride

Tropics: Tropical Storm Paul aims for tip of Mexico’s Baja

World Weather: Grain growers cash in on drought | ABC Lateline report on drought (Thanks, Jon Kelly)

Space News: Space enthusiasts’ dreams find outlet at competition

Teachers: Pluto’s downgrade is teachable

Great aurora picture posted at SpaceWeather.com

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Orionid meteors over Turkey

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October 20, 2006

Storms sweep through South; Houston area residents still flooded after Monday’s storms; Severe storms will affect Mid-Atlantic Fri.; Two limbs fall on Jesus statue after snow storm to form a cross; Buffalo mayor pegs storm costs at $35 million, much to be reimbursed; Facts about hurricane man Max Mayfield; South spent millions on a hurricane season that wasn’t; Jumping fish signal Hawaii’s quake, quake damages special telescopes; Researcher: NW may get more rain; Australia drought sparks suicides; Astronauts offer advice to future space tourists; Meteors this weekend; Weather satellite launched successfully

Severe Storms: Storms sweep through South

Houston area residents still flooded after Monday’s storms

Severe storms will affect the Mid-Atlantic Friday

Limbs Make Cross: Two limbs fall on Jesus statue after snow storm to form a cross

Buffalo Snowstorm Update: Mayor pegs storm costs at $35 million; much to be reimbursed

Tropics: Facts about hurricane man Max Mayfield

South spent millions on a hurricane season that wasn’t

Hawaii Quake Update: Jumping fish signal Hawaii’s earthquake

Hawaii quake damages special telescopes

NW Rain?: Researcher: Northwest may get more rain

World Weather: Australia drought sparks suicides

Space News: Astronauts offer advice to future space tourists

“Mild but pretty flurry of meteors” to shoot out of the constellation Orion this weekend

Weather satellite launched successfully at 7th attempt

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October 19, 2006

More storms Thurs. may pose new flooding risks in Houston area; TWC: Two big events; No tropical cyclone; Week later, seething Buffalo still in dark, Criticism grows of FEMA’s failure to help; Tens of thousands still without power; Cost of Buffalo storm cleanup may top $30 million; Newly aggressive FEMA ships out to Hawaii, finds no catastrophe; Scientists say Hawaii hit by 2 independent quakes; Hunter missing after heavy snow in Colorado; another found; Flood risk doesn’t stop rebuilders in New Orleans; Woman, 77, loses everything in FEMA trailer fire; Weather station falls from its weathering heights; ‘Mini tornado’ in Australia

Flooding Update: More storms Thursday may pose new flooding risks in Houston area

TWC: Two big events; No tropical cyclone

Resources: Current watches/warnings map, Houston-area watches/warnings, and Live weather and webcam images

Buffalo Snowstorm Update: Week later, seething Buffalo still in dark: Criticism grows of FEMA’s failure to help | Tens of thousands still without power | Cost of Buffalo storm cleanup may top $30 million

Hawaii Quake Update: Newly aggressive FEMA ships out to Hawaii, finds no catastrophe

Scientists say Hawaii hit by 2 independent quakes

Other Weather News: Hunter missing after heavy snow in Colorado; another found

Flood risk doesn’t stop rebuilders in New Orleans

Woman, 77, loses everything in FEMA trailer fire

Weather station falls from its weathering heights

World Weather: From Australia (via Jon Kelly): Geelong cleans up after ‘mini tornado’

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October 18, 2006

Rain, 106 mph winds rip through Tenn., La.; Rains lead to flooding in parts of La.; Denver snow showers, high country deep snow; Storm snarls rush-hour traffic throughout Pikes Peak region; State honors retiring director of National Hurricane Center, Max Mayfield; Hawaii quake damage hits $46 million; Small earthquake rattles California’s north coast; Latest on Australian drought

Severe Storms In La., Tenn.: Rain, 106 mph winds rip through Tennessee, Louisiana

Rains lead to flooding in parts of La.

Resources: Current watches/warnings map | Weather and webcam images

Colorado Snow: Denver snow showers, high country deep snow

Storm snarls rush-hour traffic throughout Pikes Peak region

Honoring Max: State honors retiring director of National Hurricane Center, Max Mayfield

Hawaii Quake Update: Hawaii quake damage hits $46 million

Quake Wire: Small earthquake rattles California’s north coast

World Weather: Latest on Australian drought

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October 17, 2006

Tornadoes strike Texas, La.; Texas flooding kills 4, closes schools; Hawaii quake blamed on volcanic stress; NOAA: Sept. was cooler; Massive cleanup in Buffalo making strides, 6 deaths blamed on freak snowstorm; 200,000 still without power Mon.; El Paso 1.5 inches away from record rainfall of 18.29 inches; Rain postpones NLCS Game 5; Rare meteorite found in Kansas; NASA may delay some shuttle launches; Shadow of Saturn pic

Texas, Louisiana Flooding, Tornadoes: Tornadoes strike Texas, Louisiana | Texas flooding kills 4, closes schools | Latest flooding stories and coverage from AccuWeather | Storm Prediction Center outlook | Watches/warnings map for Houston area, New Orleans area, and Mobile area | Weather and webcam images for Houston | New Orleans and Mobile

Hawaii 6.7 Quake Update: Hawaii quake blamed on volcanic stress

Other Weather News: NOAA: September was cooler than average

Massive cleanup in Buffalo making strides | 6 deaths blamed on freak snowstorm: Nearly 200,000 homes and businesses were still without power on Monday.

El Paso 1.5 inches away from record rainfall of 18.29 inches

Rain postpones NLCS Game 5 at St. Louis

Space News: Rare meteorite found in Kansas field

NASA may delay some shuttle launches

Astronomy Picture of the Day: In the shadow of Saturn

Friendly Fall Reminder: Be sure to check out our list of fall foliage webcams, also located near the top right of all WXnation.com pages.

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October 16, 2006

3 dead in Texas thunderstorms, flooding, Mother, daughter die in submerged vehicle; 100s evacuated amid Hawaii aftershocks after 6.6 quake; As record snows melt, Buffalo area faces threat of flood; Ontario cities still recovering from freak storm; Heavy rains drench islands, flood warning issued; Heavy rain forecast for much of Texas; 75-year-old rainfall record shattered in Wichita Falls, Texas; Tropical depression drenches Mexico; Lightning disables airline computers; Dozens stranded by storm along Colo. River rescued; U.S. population set to hit 300M on Tues.

Flood Warnings In Texas, La.: 3 dead in Texas thunderstorms, flooding | Mother, daughter die in submerged vehicle | Houston watches/warnings map | Houston weather and webcam images

Magnitude 6.6 Quake In Hawaii Update: Quake recovery begins: Viewer images | 100s evacuated amid Hawaii aftershocks | Past earthquakes in Hawaii: Live video stream from KITV-TV | Live audio from KSSK-AM/FM | USGS: Magnitude 6.6 | Quake map | Latest stories | Live quake wire (M5.0+) is in the right column of this page

Weather and live webcams for Hawaii

Heavy rains drench islands, flood warning issued

Freak Snowstorm Update: As record snows melt, Buffalo area faces threat of flood

Ontario cities still recovering from freak storm

Heavy Rain Forecast: Heavy rain forecast for much of Texas: More from AccuWeather

75-year-old rainfall record shattered in Wichita Falls, Texas

Tropics: Tropical depression drenches Mexico

Other Weather News: Lightning disables airline computers

Dozens stranded by storm along Colorado River rescued

Off Topic: U.S. population set to hit 300M on Tues.: Live population clock

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October 15, 2006

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Hawaii; Buffalo snowstorm updates

Strong M6.6 Earthquake Hits Hawaii: Earthquake knocks out power: Live video stream from KITV-TV | Live audio from KSSK-AM/FM | USGS: Magnitude 6.6 | Quake map | Latest stories | Live quake wire (M5.0+) is in the right column of this page

Weather and live webcams for Hawaii

Buffalo snowstorm updates: Buffalo weather and live webcam images

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October 13, 2006

3 deaths linked to rare Oct. snowfall which dumped 2 feet of snow in Buffalo, NY, area; 392,000 homes and businesses without power; Parts of Ontario hit hard; Freeze warnings across much of U.S.; Early snowfall sets record in Chicago, Flint, Mich.; Overnight lows dip to 20s across Minn.; In Detroit, football weather in forecast for ALCS; Toronto, rest of Ontario see first snow, students surprised; SE tourism industry wages post-hurricane campaign; Tropical depression may form in Caribbean; Lightning passes through woman’s body; Rain in San Diego forecast; Floodwaters damage Ak. highway, trap residents; 2nd tornado touchdown in Central Ohio confirmed; Taiwan rocked by earthquake, no reports of damage

Winter Blast 3 Weeks Into Autumn Kills 3, Dumps 2 Feet Of Snow In NY: Buffalo slammed by snow | 3 deaths linked to rare October snowfall which dumped 2 feet of snow in Buffalo area | 392,000 homes and businesses without power | Parts of Ontario hit hard | More from The Weather Guys | Resources: Buffalo-area weather and webcam images | Total snowfall amounts | Flood watches posted

Cold WX Resources: NWS map: Freeze warnings across much of U.S. | Current U.S. temperatures map, wind chill map, and color map | Weather and webcam images

Early Snowfall Records: Early snowfall sets record in Chicago and Flint, MI area

Record-setting cold in Wisconsin | Overnight lows dip to 20s across Minnesota

Go, Tigers!: In Detroit, a little football weather in the forecast for ALCS

Toronto, rest of Ontario see first snow, students surprised

Tropics: Southeast tourism industry wages post-hurricane campaign | Tropical depression may form in Caribbean

Weird News: Lightning passes through woman’s body

Other Weather News: Rain in San Diego forecast

Floodwaters damage Alaska highway, trap Valdez residents

Second tornado touchdown in Central Ohio confirmed

Quake Wire: Taiwan rocked by earthquake, no reports of damage

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