• Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations in Fayetteville, NC Area
Hurricane Florence Prompts Mandatory Evacuations in Fayetteville, NC Area

Tropical Storm Florence on Saturday continued its slow-moving path across SC, dumping heavy rain that caused catastrophic flooding in the state and in North Carolina . "If you are refusing to leave during this mandatory evacuation, then you need do things like notify your legal next of kin, because the loss of life is very, very possible".

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  • NASA Observation Satellite Geared for Launch
NASA Observation Satellite Geared for Launch

The final telemetry in Delta II history is expected about 2 hours after launch, sometime prior to the second stage impacting and sinking into the South Pacific Ocean. "More importantly, ICESat-2 will come back and make a repeated measurement every 90 days, so we get a second measurement and we can actually assess change in height and that's what we...

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  • Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence
Deaths, Winds, Floods and More: What You Need to Know About Florence

The hurricane hit early Friday morning, and by afternoon the winds slowed from 90 miles per hour to 75 miles per hour. As of 5:00 pm (2100 GMT) Florence was producing tropical storm-strength winds of 70 miles (110 kilometers) an hour, while it lashed the Carolinas with heavy rains and threatened deadly flash flooding.

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  • Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’
Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’

Tropical storm winds are between 39 and 73 miles per hour, while hurricanes are 74 miles per hour or higher. The National Hurricane Center's projected track had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast starting Thursday night before finally blowing ashore.

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  • Trump approves North Carolina disaster declaration for Florence
Trump approves North Carolina disaster declaration for Florence

The storm's first casualties, which included a mother and her baby killed when a tree fell on their brick house in Wilmington, North Carolina , were announced about eight hours after Florence came ashore on Friday (local time). On Friday, coastal streets in the Carolinas flowed with frothy ocean water, and pieces of torn-apart buildings flew thr...

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  • Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers
Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers

At least four people have died, including a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington. Tropical depressions are organized systems but with sustained wind speeds less than 39 miles per hour. Hurricanes are known for strong winds and the potential to bring heavy rainfall - but do you understand the workings of the meterologica...

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  • Flash flood fears as Storm Florence batters US
Flash flood fears as Storm Florence batters US

Some towns have already been soaked by more than 2 feet (60 centimetres) of drenching rains, and forecasters warned that totals could reach 3 1/2 feet (1 metre), unleashing floods well inland through early next week. This will then produce more catastrophic flash flooding and major river flooding. "High winds and severe flooding from Hurricane F...

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  • SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler
SpaceX signs up first private moon traveler

SpaceX, the private space exploration company that tests its rocket motors at its facility in McGregor west of Waco, has signed up a traveler for a flight to the moon. SpaceX will send its first passenger around the Moon in a Big Falcon Rocket (seen in its original form). Shortly after his successful Falcon Heavy Launch, Musk said he expected a...

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  • Hurricane Florence makes landfall in Carolinas, threatens catastrophic flood
Hurricane Florence makes landfall in Carolinas, threatens catastrophic flood

Hurricane Florence continues to drop category, but not unsafe, while hundreds of thousands of people try to get away from the coasts of the two Carolinas and Virginia. Millions of people are expected to lose power and it could take weeks to resolve the outages. Cooper said the hurricane was "wreaking havoc" on the coast and could wipe out entire...

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  • Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers
Cayman urged to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as path waivers

Hurricane Florence continues to spin in the open Atlantic and move toward the west-northwest and is getting more organized and larger. It's moving west at 16 miles per hour and should regain hurricane strength as it reaches the Lesser Antilles, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

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  • Tropical Storm Florence A
Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

Farmers are a big part of the answer to that question. After passing the Cabo Verde Islands the system was not expected to pose a direct threat to land for at least several days. Winds will begin hitting the Carolina coast 8 p.m. Wednesday and the middle of the two states by 8 a.m . There is also Tropical Depression Nine in the Central Atlantic.

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  • More than 1 million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas
More than 1 million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

A tracker map from the center on Monday forecast the hurricane making landfall in the Carolinas Thursday morning, and expected the storm to continue through Saturday morning, when it will have weakened to a tropical depression. A story of this magnitude can cause cause catastrophic damage due to storm surge and destructive winds. Here's another l...

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  • Storm watch - Monitoring the Atlantic
Storm watch - Monitoring the Atlantic

Tropical Depression Nine is expected to become a tropical storm later today, over the eastern tropical Atlantic, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has said. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles from the storm's center. The immediate threat this weekend will be large swells and risky rip currents along the East Coast due t...

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  • USA senators question Kavanaugh about his record and legal positions
USA senators question Kavanaugh about his record and legal positions

Kavanaugh also said courts have to stick to law passed by Congress. "This is the most incomplete, most partisan, least transparent vetting for any Supreme Court nominee I have ever seen", said Leahy. Kavanaugh said he reversed the conviction of a man in a military commissions case who was convicted for an offense that wasn't an identified ...

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  • US Lawmakers Begin Hearing on New Supreme Court Candidate
US Lawmakers Begin Hearing on New Supreme Court Candidate

Kennedy was a solid conservative but sided with the court's liberals on some issues, including abortion and gay rights. Asked if he thought the NRA's backing of his confirmation might have played any role in Kavanaugh's choice not to speak to him or shake his hand, Guttenberg said: "You know what?" A judge must interpret statutes as written.

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  • NASA examines intensifying Tropical Storm Norman
NASA examines intensifying Tropical Storm Norman

Tropical Storm ClaudetteJuly 13, 2015 - Tropical Storm Claudette forms in the Atlantic.July 14, 2015 - Weakens to a post-tropical cyclone. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Miriam churned over the eastern Pacific with maximum winds of 60 miles per hour (95 kph).

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  • Tropical Storm Florence forms in the eastern Atlantic
Tropical Storm Florence forms in the eastern Atlantic

It will take about five to six days for the storm to make its way across the Atlantic. We are not anticipating any impacts for us, or the USA, but shifts in the forecast track are certainly possible. Meanwhile, a tropical wave near Hispaniola is moving northwesterly toward the Bahamas. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the islands, wher...

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  • Trump's Proposed Emissions Rules Show The Shift In Climate Priorities
Trump's Proposed Emissions Rules Show The Shift In Climate Priorities

The Obama administration was working to instate federal regulations to cut carbon dioxide emissions and use less coal in favor of clean energy sources . Bill Wehrum, administrator for EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, acknowledged that the industry "continues to transform in front of our eyes". "I am thrilled the Trump administration kept its w...

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  • The Perseid Meteor Shower: Nature's Fireworks
The Perseid Meteor Shower: Nature's Fireworks

During the Perseid meteor shower , spectators will see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour. People can view the meteors streaming across the sky anywhere away from downtown Lawrence. The Perseid meteors are actually pieces of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the largest object known to repeatedly pass by Earth. The comet itself will come extremely ...

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  • Who Will See The Perseids Saturday Night? STATE-BY
Who Will See The Perseids Saturday Night? STATE-BY

The Perseid meteor shower will illuminate Qatar sky from Saturday evening until Monday dawn, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced. The moonless-sky will make for the almost ideal viewing conditions. Update, Aug. 11 at 1:35 p.m.: Adds new weather info and more on the weekend show. Note that if the skies are too cloudy or if it's raining, the eve...

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  • Watch NASA’s historic Sun probe mission launch: here’s how
Watch NASA’s historic Sun probe mission launch: here’s how

Brazos Valley This Morning's Josh Ninke spoke with NASA Heliophysicist Dr. Alex Young live from the Kennedy Space Center about the historic mission and what researchers hope to learn. You see, just like that whimsical fire, the corona glows far, far hotter than the furnace that is the Sun itself. So really the only way we can now do it is to do...

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  • The first astronauts have been selected for a ride on commercial rockets
The first astronauts have been selected for a ride on commercial rockets

NASA has confirmed a delay in the first piloted flights of Boeing and SpaceX , part of NASA's Commercial Crew programme to send humans to the International Space Station (ISS) on private United States spacecraft. Navy and began his career as a Naval Aviator and test pilot. He's performed six spacewalks totaling almost 40 hours. Crew Dragon ...

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  • Mars is Making its Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years
Mars is Making its Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years

The red planet will be at a distance of 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) from Earth. The local stargazers are invited for a camp to witness the Red Planet from 7 pm to 10 pm tonight at the Colombo Campus grounds. This is what is happening on the early morning hours of July 31st. At this point, the ringed planet was 1.4 billion kilomet...

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"Blood Moon" or longest total lunar eclipse of the century this Friday

The eclipse will already have started by the time the Moon rises over the United Kingdom and Western Europe. Apps such as The Photographer's Ephemeris and PhotoPills give detailed information on things such as moonrise times and the position of the moon in the sky based on geographical location.

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  • 1South Africa to view longest eclipse in a century
1South Africa to view longest eclipse in a century

Total lunar eclipses , which occur when the Sun, Earth, and moon are in ideal alignment, with our planet in between the two bodies, are always spectacular. According to Earthsky .org, since Mars is opposite the sun in the sky, it will look like a full, red moon. This slower moving full Moon will take longer time and greater distance of Earth's umb...

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