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October 3, 2005

Tropical Storm Stan heads for 2nd MX landfall, Otis may head out to Pacific; Pioneer in weather forecasting dies; Residents shocked by damaged homes from Rita; New Orleans fights to regain cultural roots; Sunday Mass in French Quarter; Economist: predictions dire for N.O. small businesses; St. Bernard Parish faces financial disaster; N.O. may lay off 1000s; 21 dead as boat overturns on NY lake; Measuring instruments at quake cluster site; CO quake; Annular solar eclipse; NASA devises shuttle foam fix; Magma bubbles

Tropics: Tropical Storm Stan formed early Sunday and made landfall about 40 miles southwest of the resort Tulum, Mexico, with 45 mph maximum sustained winds. It crossed the Yucatan Peninsula, and is expected to make landfall for a second time in Mexico — possibly as a weak hurricane — by Wednesday. Meanwhile, Hurricane Otis weakened to a tropical storm Sunday and imay only graze an unpopulated stretch of the Baja California Peninsula before heading out into the Pacific. Story | Stan advisory | forecast track | Otis advisory | track

Joseph Smagorinsky was pioneer in weather forecasting

Residents shocked by damage to homes after Hurricane Rita

Katrina Update: New Orleans fights to regain cultural roots | French Quarter cathedral holds Sunday Mass | Economist: predictions dire for N.O. small businesses | St. Bernard Parish facing financial disaster | N.O. may lay off thousands of city workers | Some may never return to Gulf Coast

Other News: 21 dead as boat overturns on Lake George in Upstate New York

Quake News: From Idaho: Seismologist installs measuring instruments at earthquake cluster site | M3.8 quake Saturday | From Colorado: M4.1 earthquake rattles Steamboat area

Space News: Annular solar eclipse, Oct. 3: An annular eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor which traverses the Iberian Peninsula and stretches across the African continent. A partial eclipse will be seen within the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbral shadow, which includes Europe, western Asia, the Middle East, India and most of Africa. Story. More details from SpaceWeather.com and animated map

Russian spacecraft docks at Space Station

NASA devises shuttle external tank foam fix

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Magma bubbles from Mt. Etna

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Sunday: 1. New Orleans 2. Chicago 3. Houston 4. Kansas City 5. Vancouver … and on Saturday: 1. New Orleans 2. Kansas City 3. Los Angeles 4. Vancouver 5. Oklahoma City … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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