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June 29, 2008

This summer may see first ice-free North Pole; Severe storms forecast to strike Eastern U.S.; Midwest floodwaters falling, costs rising; 2008 a record for wet weather in Iowa; Tropical Storm Cristina forms in Pacific; Firefighters in stalemate against Calif. blazes; Seattle’s high tops 91-degrees, ties 1995 record

Weather News: This summer may see first ice-free North Pole

Severe storms forecast to strike Eastern U.S.: Current watches/warnings | Radar loop | Weather/webcam images

Midwest floodwaters falling, costs rising

2008 a record for wet weather in Iowa

Tropical Storm Cristina forms in Pacific

Firefighters in stalemate against Calif. blazes

Seattle’s high tops 91-degrees, ties 1995 record

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June 26, 2008

More rains hit flooded US Midwest, corn at record; Farm Bureau: Crop damage pushing $8 billion; Storms increase flood threat; Weekend weather threatens to spread California wildfires; Storms knock out power for more than 50,000 Metro Detroit customers; Photoshopping the weather;

Weather News: More rains hit flooded US Midwest; corn at record

Farm Bureau: Crop damage pushing $8 billion

Storms increase flood threat

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Weekend weather threatens to spread California wildfires

Storms knock out power for more than 50,000 Metro Detroit customers

Photoshopping the weather

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June 24, 2008

Slammed by tornadoes, 2 Kansas towns form bond; Dallas man who received Katrina money ordered to pay it back; Hurricane Center director talks forecasting in interview; 800 missing after Philippines typhoon; New Zealand tornadoes are next, forecasters predict; NASA estimates 3,000 to 4,000 shuttle job losses; NASA warming scientist: ‘This is the last chance’

Weather News: Slammed by tornadoes, 2 Kansas towns form bond

Dallas man who received Katrina money ordered to pay it back

Hurricane Center director talks forecasting in interview

800 missing after Philippines typhoon

New Zealand tornadoes are next, forecasters predict

Space News: NASA estimates 3,000 to 4,000 shuttle job losses | NASA warming scientist: ‘This is the last chance’

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June 21, 2008

Mississippi floodwaters cresting, costs mount; SoCal copes with torrid heat; Lightning sparks 75 North Calif. wildfires; Report on climate predicts extremes; Typhoon Fengshen batters Philippines, 20 people reported dead; China tornado wrecks 650 homes, kills just one person; NASA launches satellite to track ocean levels, monitor warming; Scientists ponder whether ice on Mars ever melted

Weather News: Mississippi floodwaters cresting, costs mount

SoCal copes with torrid heat | Lightning sparks 75 North Calif. wildfires

World Weather: Report on climate predicts extremes

Typhoon Fengshen batters Philippines, 20 people reported dead

China tornado wrecks 650 homes, kills just one person

Space News: NASA launches satellite to track ocean levels, monitor warming

Scientists ponder whether ice on Mars ever melted

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June 16, 2008

Millions of acres washed away; 36,000 Iowans homeless as floodwaters recede; Iowa: After the flooding, the waiting; Airlines issue ticket waivers for Midwest flood areas

Weather News: Millions of acres washed away | 36,000 Iowans homeless as floodwaters recede | Iowa: After the flooding, the waiting | Airlines issue ticket waivers for Midwest flood areas

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June 15, 2008

Hundreds ordered to flee homes in Iowa City; New prediction of lower flood crest at Iowa City; Mich. utility may face scrutiny over response to outages

Weather News: Hundreds ordered to flee homes in Iowa City | New prediction of lower flood crest at Iowa City

Mich. utility may face scrutiny over response to outages

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June 13, 2008

Des Moines officials announce immediate evacuations; NBC heartbroken by loss of Tim Russert; Network now in exclusive negotiations to buy Weather Channel, acquisition may be completed soon

Flooding Update: Des Moines officials announce immediate evacuationsDes Moines weather | webcams | watches/warnings map

NBC: Heartbroken by loss of Tim Russert | Network now in exclusive negotiations to buy The Weather Channel, acquisition may be completed soon

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Cedar Rapids hard-hit, thousands lack power, water supply critical; Severe storms head for Chicago; Weather service says 7 tornadoes hit eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa Wednesday evening; Boy Scouts recount tornado’s rampage; More than 60,000 still without power in Metro Detroit after last weekend’s storm

Weather News: Cedar Rapids hard-hit, thousands lack power, water supply critical

Severe storms head for Chicago: Local radar loop and other weather images | Webcams | Watches/warnings text and map

U.S. watches/warnings map and radar loop

Weather service says 7 tornadoes hit eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa Wednesday evening

Boy Scouts recount tornado’s rampage

More than 60,000 still without power in Metro Detroit after last weekend’s storm

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June 11, 2008

4 deaths reported as tornado hits western Iowa Scout camp; Winds blow trucks over, send cows flying in N.D., Minn., I-94 reopens; Mars lander fills test oven with pinch of soil

Weather News: 4 deaths reported as tornado hits western Iowa Scout camp: Current watches/warnings map | zoom

Winds blow trucks over, send cows flying in N.D., Minn.; I-94 reopens

Space News: Mars lander fills test oven with pinch of soil

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June 10, 2008

Midwest faces new flooding; Cleanup continues in 3 southeastern Minnesota counties; Weather Service confirms 11 tornadoes; Rhode Islanders face another record-breaking day of heat; Weather Service issues late season heavy snow advisory; Unusual light patch under Phoenix lander on Mars may be ice

Weather News: Midwest faces new flooding

Cleanup continues in 3 southeastern Minnesota counties

Weather Service confirms 11 tornadoes

Rhode Islanders face another record-breaking day of heat
Weather Service issues late season heavy snow advisory

Space News: Astronomy Picture of the Day: Unusual light patch under Phoenix lander on Mars may be ice

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June 9, 2008

Stormy night forecast from Oklahoma City to Chicago; DFW may experience severe storms on Monday; Temps could reach 100 degrees in Philly

Weather Update: Stormy night forecast from Oklahoma City [weather | webcams] to Chicago [weather | webcams], while Dallas-Fort Worth [weather | webcams] may experience severe storms on Monday … U.S. watches/warnings map | radar

Temps could reach 100 degrees in Philly: [weather | webcams]

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June 8, 2008

Tornado rips through Chicago area; Heavy rain floods homes, roads in southern Indiana

Weather News: Tornado rips through Chicago area

Heavy rain floods homes, roads in southern Indiana

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June 6, 2008

Severe storms with possible tornadoes across Plains tonight; Scared of storms, circus elephants flee in Kansas

Weather News: Severe storms with possible tornadoes across Plains tonight | Moving east on Friday: Tulsa weather | webcamsDFW weather | webcamsDes Moines weather | webcamsChicago weather | webcamsSt. Louis weather | webcams | Current watches/warnings map

Scared of storms, circus elephants flee in Kansas

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June 3, 2008

Week of dangerous storms; Weather Channel to NBC Universal?; News of winner as soon as next week; Draft plan: FEMA may use trailers in new disaster; Shuttle Discovery docks at space station with lab; NASA robot scoops Martian soil for first time

Weather News: Week of dangerous storms | SPC storm outlook

Weather Channel to NBC Universal?: News of winner as soon as next week

Tropics: Hurricane season started on Sunday… Draft plan: FEMA may use trailers in new disaster

Space News: Shuttle Discovery docks at space station with lab | NASA robot scoops Martian soil for first time

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