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Another hurricane is barreling toward Hawaii

News
Sep
7

Hurricane Olivia, a major storm with sustained winds of 115 mph, is churning toward Hawaii and could impact the island chain as early as Tuesday evening.

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USGS Responds to Hurricane Lane

News
Aug
24

USGS deployed 44 instruments off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Molokaʻi as part of an experiment on a coral reef-lined shoreline. There is also a camera system on shore measuring wave-driven run-up and flooding. It is the largest-ever project looking at waves, wave-driven flooding and coastal change. The data collected before, during and after Hurricane Lane will improve the basic understanding of coastal change processes.

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Hurricane Lane: Category 2 storm bringing “catastrophic flooding” to Hawaii

News
Aug
24

The Category 2 storm was expected to turn west on Saturday before reaching the islands and skirting Oahu — the state’s most populated island. Even without making a direct hit, forecasters said the system threatened to bring a huge storm surge, high wind and heavy rain.

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Hawaii’s Biggest Hurricane Threat in More Than Two Decades

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Aug
22

Lane just weakened to a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, but the hurricane still has winds of up to 155 miles an hour and remains the most powerful hurricane to threaten Hawaii in more than two decades.

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More category 5 hurricanes forecasted by scientists

Researchers have learned from studying 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, that we are more likely to see larger, more powerful hurricanes in the future. Hurricanes are becoming stronger and wetter due to rising sea and air temperatures.

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Millions throughout Gulf states in Subtropical Storm Alberto’s path

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May
28

Subtropical Storm Alberto headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds.

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Powerful cyclone strikes Oman and Yemen

News
May
26

Cyclone Mekunu, more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman, slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday.

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Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?

Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century.

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Hurricane season may be even worse in 2018 after a harrowing 2017

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May
14

The US may have to brace itself for another harrowing spate of hurricanes this year, with forecasts of an active 2018 season coming amid new research that shows powerful Atlantic storms are intensifying far more rapidly than they did 30 years ago.

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