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  • Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

    Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

    Thursday, August 7 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-07 16:34:41 GMT
    Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation.      The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
    Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation.      The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
  • Bertha weakens into a tropical storm

    Bertha weakens into a tropical storm

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-08-05 09:19:31 GMT
    Forecasters expected the storm to weaken over the next two days as it moves quickly out to sea.
    Forecasters expected the storm to weaken over the next two days as it moves quickly out to sea.
  • A look at some of history's most intense hurricanes

    A look at some of history's most intense hurricanes

    Saturday, August 2 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-08-02 12:00:16 GMT

    While forecasting has gotten better through the years, giving those in the path of a storm time to evacuate, even science can’t diminish the power of a well-developed hurricane. Here’s a look at some of the most intense hurricanes to hit the United States.

    While forecasting has gotten better through the years, giving those in the path of a storm time to evacuate, even science can’t diminish the power of a well-developed hurricane. Here’s a look at some of the most intense hurricanes to hit the United States.

  • Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

    Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:31:04 GMT

    Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

    Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

  • National Weather Service running short-handed

    National Weather Service running short-handed

    Monday, May 12 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-05-13 03:00:29 GMT
    The official warnings that trigger tornado sirens and emergency alerts come from the National Weather Service, where hundreds of vacant jobs remain at offices including in North Alabama.
    The official warnings that trigger tornado sirens and emergency alerts come from the National Weather Service, where hundreds of vacant jobs remain at offices including in North Alabama.
  • Federal assistance on the way for Lee Co. tornado victims

    Federal assistance on the way for Lee Co. tornado victims

    Monday, May 5 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-05-05 11:59:35 GMT
    President Obama declared a major disaster in five Alabama counties
    President Obama declared a major disaster in Alabama, and Lee County along with Jefferson, Baldwin, Limestone and Mobile Counties will be receiving federal funding to increase recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms.
  • Mother, son killed when storms rip through Limestone Co.

    Mother, son killed when storms rip through Limestone Co.

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-04-29 19:51:46 GMT
    Two people have been confirmed dead after a round of powerful storms swept across Limestone County on Monday.
    Two people have been confirmed dead after a round of powerful storms swept across Limestone County on Monday.
  • What to do before a tornado

    Before a tornado

    (FEMA/CDC) - Be alert to changing weather conditions. When there are thunderstorms in your area, turn on your radio or TV to get the latest emergency information from local authorities. Listen for announcements
    Be alert to changing weather conditions.
  • Common causes of winter allergies

    Common causes of winter allergies

    Some allergy sufferers breathe a sigh of relief when colder weather settles in, but for others, allergy symptoms flare.
    Some allergy sufferers breathe a sigh of relief when colder weather settles in, but for others, allergy symptoms flare.
  • Why many homes in 'Tornado Alley' don't have a basement

    Why many homes in 'Tornado Alley' don't have a basement

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:48:07 GMT
    What? No basements in Moore, Oklahoma, located right in the heart of Tornado Alley! What are they thinking? The short answer is actually just one word: Clay.
    What? No basements in Moore, Oklahoma, located right in the heart of Tornado Alley! What are they thinking? The short answer is actually just one word: Clay.
  • Waterspout forms in Grand Isle, LA

    Waterspout forms in Grand Isle, LA

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:09 GMT
    The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon. WWL-TV in New Orleans says that the Grand Isle Fire Department is reporting a power
    The National Weather Service says there is some minor damage on Grand Isle after a waterspout Wednesday afternoon.
  • How to survive a rip current

    How to survive a rip current

    Monday, June 10 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-06-11 02:50:55 GMT
    Following Monday's decision by the city of Gulf Shores to close its public beaches in the wake of four drownings in less than a day, we wanted to know more about rip currents and how to survive if a swimmer
    Following Monday's decision by the city of Gulf Shores to close its public beaches in the wake of four drownings in less than a day, we wanted to know more about rip currents and how to survive if a swimmer
  • Notasulga family unhurt after hit by possible tornado

    Notasulga family unhurt after hit by possible tornado

    Saturday, April 13 2013 5:26 AM EDT2013-04-13 09:26:04 GMT
    The National Weather Service says it appears a strong tornado tore a path a few miles long through the Notasulga community in Macon County, Alabama. News Leader 9's Elizabeth White visited with one family
    The National Weather Service says it appears a strong tornado tore a path a few miles long through the Notasulga community in Macon County, Alabama. News Leader 9's Elizabeth White visited with one family
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