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August 18, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay makes landfall in Key West, heads for SW Florida; Evacuations as rain breaches dam near Grand Canyon

Fay Update: Tropical Storm Fay makes landfall in Key West, heads for SW Florida | More at WXnation Hurricane Center

Evacuations as rain breaches dam near Grand Canyon

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August 17, 2008

Visitors leave Florida Keys ahead of storm; Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe County schools closed Monday; Fay expected to be near hurricane strength as it approaches Fla. Keys; Lunar eclipse gallery

Tropical Storm Fay Update: Visitors leave Florida Keys ahead of storm

Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe County schools closed Monday; Fay expected to be near hurricane strength as it approaches Fla. Keys

Latest coverage from Tampa Bay’s 10 | Listen live to 970-AM WFLA

WXnation Hurricane Center | Florida Keys Radar Loop | Current 5-Day Track: Near Fla. Keys [weather | webcam images] by Monday evening, just west of Cape Coral/Fort Myers [weather | webcam images] by Tuesday | near Tampa [weather | webcam images] by Tuesday evening

Space Views: Aug. 16, 2008 lunar eclipse gallery

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August 16, 2008

Fla. prepares for Fay, Keys most likely to feel storm’s impact: Gov. Crist declares state of emergency for Fla.; In Florida, turning a blind eye to hurricanes; Tropical Storm Fay nears Cuba, threatening floods; Weather Service: No tornado after rare NYC warning; Congrats, Michael Phelps

Fay Update: Fla. prepares for Fay, Keys most likely to feel storm’s impact: Gov. Crist declares state of emergency for Fla.

In Florida, turning a blind eye to hurricanes

Tropical Storm Fay nears Cuba, threatening floods

WXnation Hurricane Center | Current 5-Day Track: Near Fla. Keys [weather | webcam images] by Monday evening, near Tampa [weather | webcam images] by Tuesday evening

Other Weather News: Weather Service: No tornado after rare NYC warning

Other News: Congrats, Michael Phelps!

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August 15, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay forms, could become hurricane threatening Florida by Monday; Lunar eclipse on Aug. 16 for all except North America; Perseid over Vancouver

Tropical Storm Fay Could Become Hurricane, Head For Florida: Tropical Storm Fay forms, track shows it could become hurricane threatening Florida by Monday | WXnation Hurricane Center

Space Views: Lunar eclipse on Aug. 16 for all except North America | Perseid over Vancouver

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August 14, 2008

Atlantic storm may intensify, threaten Florida, forecasters say; Russia-Georgia clash prompts space station worries; Prayer video that sought Barack Obama drenching gets yanked; Flooding follows torrential rain in Scotland; NASA delays robotic moon mission until 2009; NASA safety panel worries about moon ship design; SpaceWeather.com’s Perseid Meteor Shower Gallery

Weather News: Atlantic storm may intensify, threaten Florida, forecasters say | National Hurricane Center forecast map | AccuWeather coverage | WXnation Hurricane Center

Russia-Georgia clash prompts space station worries

Prayer video that sought Barack Obama drenching gets yanked

Flooding follows torrential rain in Scotland

Space News: NASA delays robotic moon mission until 2009 | NASA safety panel worries about moon ship design | SpaceWeather.com’s Perseid Meteor Shower Gallery

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August 11, 2008

Forecasters keep an eye on tropical waves in Atlantic; Hurricane Hernan now tropical storm in Pacific; For ninth day in a row, much of N.H. on flood watch; Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Tuesday morning; NASA pushes back new space program

Weather News: Forecasters keep an eye on tropical waves in Atlantic | National Hurricane Center’s formation map | Hurricane Hernan now tropical storm in Pacific | WXnation Hurricane Center

For ninth day in a row, much of N.H. on flood watch

Space News: Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Tuesday morning | NASA pushes back new space program

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August 6, 2008

Floods force evacuations, close roads in Vermont; Weather forecasting plays crucial role in Beijing Olympics; WXnation.com adds Beijing weather page

Weather News: Floods force evacuations, close roads in Vermont

Weather forecasting plays crucial role in Beijing Olympics | WXnation has added a special Beijing weather page

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3 tornadoes reported, homes damaged in Chicago area, 67,000 still without power; National Weather Service confirmed tornado touchdowns in Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook and Griffith; Storms damage more than 3,000 trees

Weather News: 3 tornadoes reported, homes damaged in Chicago area, 67,000 still without power | National Weather Service confirmed tornado touchdowns in Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook and Griffith | Storms damage more than 3,000 trees | Chicago weather and webcams

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August 5, 2008

Edouard makes landfall

Edouard Update: Edouard makes landfall at Texas Gulf Coast … Latest from MSNBC | Latest track

Resources: Radar loop | Watches/warnings map | Houston watches/warnings text | WXnation Hurricane Center | Houston/Galveston weather and webcam images

4 A.M. Update From National Hurricane Center: Edouard Strengthens

AT 400 AM CDT…0900Z…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.3 NORTH…LONGITUDE 93.4 WEST OR ABOUT 50 MILES… 80 KM…SOUTHEAST OF PORT ARTHUR TEXAS AND ABOUT 85 MILES …135 KM…EAST OF GALVESTON TEXAS.

EDOUARD IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH…19 KM/HR …AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR OR OVER THE UPPER TEXAS OR SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA COASTS BY MIDDAY TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH…100 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE PRIOR TO LANDFALL AND EDOUARD COULD APPROACH HURRICANE STRENGTH BY THE TIME ITS CENTER CROSSES THE COAST.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES…110 KM FROM THE CENTER.

AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT REPORTED A MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 997 MB…29.44 INCHES.

A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 4 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS.

EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES IN SOME SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA COASTAL PARISHES AND SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS. ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS TODAY.

Monitor Edouard: Houston weather and webcams; Corpus Christi weather and webcams; Austin weather and webcams; Lafayette, LA weather and webcams

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August 4, 2008

Tropical Storm Edouard expected to make landfall with near-hurricane strength winds Tuesday afternoon near Galveston; Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes possible overnight in Indiana, Ohio

Edouard Update/Resources: Tropical Storm Edouard expected to make landfall with near-hurricane strength winds Tuesday afternoon near Galveston, Houston: Latest track

Radar loop | Watches/warnings map | Houston watches/warnings text | WXnation Hurricane Center | Houston/Galveston weather and webcam images

10 P.M. Update From National Hurricane Center: Edouard Strengthens

A STORM SURGE OF 2 TO 4 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS.

EDOUARD IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES IN SOME LOUISIANA COASTAL PARISHES. ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES…WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA AND THE UPPER TEXAS COAST TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.

REPEATING THE 1000 PM CDT POSITION…28.7 N…92.2 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD…WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…999 MB.

Monitor Edouard: Houston weather and webcams; Corpus Christi weather and webcams; Austin weather and webcams; Lafayette, LA weather and webcams

Other Weather News: Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes possible overnight in Indiana, Ohio

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August 3, 2008

Tropical Storm Edouard forms in Gulf’s oil area; System expected to bring wind and rain to Texas, Louisiana coasts; One model suggests Category 1 hurricane by landfall; North Texas records 10th straight 100-degree mark; High temp of 103 breaks Denver heat record for August 2; Chinese meteorologists: Typhoons could threaten Games; Memo to CNN: L.A. earthquake was no big deal — really

Weather News: Tropical Storm Edouard forms in Gulf’s oil area; System expected to bring wind and rain to Texas, Louisiana coasts: One model suggests Category 1 hurricane by landfall | National Hurricane Center | WXnation Hurricane Center

North Texas records 10th straight 100-degree mark

High temp of 103 breaks Denver heat record for August 2: Denver, Grand Junction close to breaking records for number of straight days of highs above 90

Chinese meteorologists: Typhoons could threaten Games

Memo to CNN: L.A. earthquake was no big deal — really

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August 1, 2008

Extreme heat takes down 6 Fort Worth officers; High of 105 degrees, heat index of 110 degrees forecast for DFW; Chinese cheered by eclipse a week before Olympics; The Milky Way over Ontario pic

Weather News: Extreme heat takes down 6 Fort Worth officers | High of 105 degrees and heat index up to 110 degrees forecast for Dallas/Fort Worth | WXnation weather station in north Fort Worth

Space News: Chinese cheered by eclipse a week before Olympics | Solar eclipse gallery | Astronomy Picture of the Day: The Milky Way over Ontario

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