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Scattered showers and storms to hit Central Florida Scattered showers and storms to hit Central Florida
- May 29, 2018

Coastal areas could also experience 2 to 4 feet of storm surge. The projected storm track for Alberto has shifted eastward, according to reports, lessening the threat to oil production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, but increasing the danger to northeastern Florida coastal areas. (more...)
NASA camera melts while capturing SpaceX launch
- May 28, 2018

Bill Ingalls, the space and aeronautics agency's photographer, is the one who was tasked that day with capturing the launch. Map showing the position of the NASA camera in relation to the launch site. Thankfully, it is not the end for the piece of kit, which will receive posthumous glory as it is likely to be displayed at the NASA headquarters in Washington DC. (more...)
Subtropical Storm Alberto to Make Impactful Landfall Subtropical Storm Alberto to Make Impactful Landfall
- May 28, 2018

Alberto is expected to drop anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of rain in the Florida peninsula and up to 12 inches in isolated areas. "The main concern from Alberto is flooding; not so much along the immediate coast, but inland, from the heavy rains that are coming on top of over a week of rain across the southeast", said Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research in Savannah, Georgia. (more...)
Strange wolf-like animal shot in central Montana Strange wolf-like animal shot in central Montana
- May 28, 2018

Unidentified animal was discovered and shot in the us city of Denton, Montana . "Finally, we caught it and it turned out to be a hybrid". "Fish, Wildlife and Parks has been managing wolves in Montana since 2003 or 2004, and we've not ever trans-located a problem wolf". (more...)
Special air quality statement issued for Windsor and Essex County Special air quality statement issued for Windsor and Essex County
- May 28, 2018

Residents are advised to beat the heat by drinking plenty of cool liquids (even before you feel thirsty), dressing appropriately for the weather, and staying in cool places whenever possible. Environment Canada is advising anyone with symptoms to go indoors and reschedule any strenuous outdoor activities until the statement is lifted. Exposure to air pollution is particularly a health concern for people with heart or breathing problems, those with diabetes, children and the elderly. (more...)
Subtropical Storm Alberto Turns North-Northwest, No Change In Strength Subtropical Storm Alberto Turns North-Northwest, No Change In Strength
- May 28, 2018

The center said a tropical storm warning is in effect from the Suwannee River in Florida to the Mississippi-Alabama state line. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said in a statement: "I ask everyone to please make final preparations to your family emergency plan, especially those that live in mobile homes and low-lying areas". (more...)
US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering
- May 28, 2018

On Saturday , the National Hurricane Center called off the Tropical Storm Watch and Storm Surge Watch for the New Orleans area. On Sunday , the chance of rain includes the entire day, but storms will again be more likely in the afternoon in evening. (more...)
Soaring temperatures Monday prompt special weather statement
- May 28, 2018

The agency said daytime temperatures are likely to hit the low 30s while overtime lows will be around 20 C. "These conditions pose a health risk when you are not used to the heat", said the national weather agency. Moderate risk AQHI values are expected throughout today with the potential of high risk AQHI values this afternoon in southwestern Ontario, and possibly Monday afternoon in extreme southwestern Ontario too. (more...)
NOAA predicts up to 4 'major' hurricanes coming this summer NOAA predicts up to 4 'major' hurricanes coming this summer
- May 28, 2018

A system was brewing in the southern Gulf on Thursday that has a 70 per cent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said. NOAA touted its sophisticated technology, "from next-generation models and satellite data to new and improved forecast and graphical products", to forecast storms and help the public make informed decisions. (more...)
Ebola patients die after escaping quarantine in Congo Ebola patients die after escaping quarantine in Congo
- May 28, 2018

Mortality rates of Ebola fever, according to World Health Organization , are extremely high, with the human case-fatality rate ranging from 50 percent to 89 percent, depending on viral sub-type. As of Monday, the starting day of the WHO vaccination program, health care workers had identified over 600 people who have come into contact with those who have fallen ill, Salama said. (more...)
NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-2 NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-2
- May 27, 2018

The Department of Commerce and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are directed to work with the Federal Communications Commission (an independent agency that does not report to the President) and present a report to the President on how to improve global competitiveness of USA space radio frequency policies, regulation and activities at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other multilateral forums. (more...)
NASA's camera melted during Falcon rocket launch, but photos survived NASA's camera melted during Falcon rocket launch, but photos survived
- May 27, 2018

One showed a launch photo taken by the camera, the next flames licking at the lens and finally the charred, bubbled remains of the camera. We're pleased to report that the launch went off without a hitch - it just cost Bill Ingalls a camera, thanks to that brush fire. (more...)
Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86 Apollo Moonwalker and artist Alan Bean dies at 86
- May 27, 2018

In 1973, Bean was spacecraft commander of the second manned mission to Skylab, the first US space station. Retired Astronaut Alan Bean, 66, poses for a portrait in his spacesuit at the Johnson Space Center in Houston , Texas, U.S., in this undated photo. (more...)
Under the Antarctica discovered the ice age more than two million years Under the Antarctica discovered the ice age more than two million years
- May 26, 2018

Lead author, Dr Kate Winter , a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow in Northumbria University's Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, explains: "As there were gaps in satellite data around the South Pole, no one knew exactly what was there, so we are delighted to be able to release the very first findings to emerge from the PolarGAP project". (more...)
Birds had to relearn flight after meteor wiped out dinosaurs Birds had to relearn flight after meteor wiped out dinosaurs
- May 26, 2018

Researchers had already long inferred the asteroid impact caused global wildfires, but the team has now bolstered the argument for total forest obliteration. During the initial impact, shock waves flattened trees in massive waves within a radius of almost 1,000 miles. The fossils showed a lower Carbon dioxide level than expected. (more...)
Planetary scientists suggest that Pluto was put together from a billion comets Planetary scientists suggest that Pluto was put together from a billion comets
- May 26, 2018

This shut encounter, which is able to happen on January 1, 2019, about 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) past Pluto's orbit, is the centerpiece of New Horizons' prolonged mission. The solar model for Pluto's formation hasn't yet been completely ruled out, however. In addition to the comet model, the researchers also investigated a model whereby Pluto formed from very cold ices with chemical compositions similar to that of the Sun. (more...)
Subtropical Storm Alberto remains stationary over NW Caribbean Sea Subtropical Storm Alberto remains stationary over NW Caribbean Sea
- May 26, 2018

It is also interacting with a trough of low pressure, the hurricane center said. Accuweather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski took that a step further Friday afternoon, saying, "We can not rule out the possibility of this system becoming a hurricane before it makes landfall sometime on Monday or Monday night ". (more...)
Rice Could Lose Its Nutritional Value Due to Rising CO2 Levels Rice Could Lose Its Nutritional Value Due to Rising CO2 Levels
- May 26, 2018

Scientists from China, Japan, the USA and Australia report in the journal Science Advances that they began their research, using what they call the technique of free air carbon dioxide enrichment, in 1998, to recreate what they expect to be the conditions under which farmers will grow crops a few decades from now. (more...)
Subtropical Storm Alberto forms; what does that mean? Subtropical Storm Alberto forms; what does that mean?
- May 26, 2018

An area of low pressure near Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula could morph into a tropical storm in the coming days. Last year, the forecast was for 11 to 17 named storms and five to nine hurricanes, of which two to four were expected to become major hurricanes. (more...)
Tropical storm 2018: Florida faces heavy rain from Alberto within days Tropical storm 2018: Florida faces heavy rain from Alberto within days
- May 26, 2018

But make no mistake, the risk of flash flooding will continue beyond Saturday morning as the tropical system begins to have more of an impact on our weather late in the weekend. It's not until mid-week that the rain chance dips to 40 percent, which is more typical for South Florida's rainy season. There's also a chance that the lopsided storm becomes a subtropical system. (more...)