12 Sep '18, 3pm

Hurricane Florence Heads for the United States

As Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolina coast, two key factors will govern the severity of the storm: ocean temperatures and wind shear . Warm ocean water and low wind shear are required to sustain and strengthen a hurricane. The map above shows sea surface temperatures on September 11, 2018. Meteorologists generally agree that sea surface temperatures (SSTs) need to be above 27.8°C (82°F) to sustain and intensify hurricanes. In Florence’s case, National Hurricane Center forecasters expect the storm to cross over water with temperatures well above that threshold. The data for the map were compiled by Coral Reef Watch , which blends observations from the Suomi NPP, MTSAT, Meteosat, and GOES satellites and computer models. Information about the storm track and winds come from the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters have warned that life-threatening storm surges, cat...

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Awesome, Frightening Views of Hurricane Florence

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WASHINGTON -- The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared a state of emergency Sept. 1...

Guard Soldiers and Airmen gearing up for Hurricane Florence

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WASHINGTON — The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency Monday as...

North Carolina-sized Hurricane Florence makes its way to North Carolina

North Carolina-sized Hurricane Florence makes i...

grist.org 11 Sep '18, 12pm

Hurricane Florence is heading straight for the Carolinas, on course to slam into a region that hasn’t seen anything like i...

A View Inside Hurricane Florence

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WASHINGTON (September 12, 2018)—At least two nuclear power plants may be in harm’s way when Hurricane Florence hits the Ea...

Helping pets in Hurricane Florence's path

Helping pets in Hurricane Florence's path

mnn.com 11 Sep '18, 6pm

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolina coast, many in the animal community are already helping get these animals...

These Military Bases Are Evacuating Now as Hurricane Florence Bears Down

These Military Bases Are Evacuating Now as Hurr...

military.com 11 Sep '18, 4pm

Tens of thousands of troops, their families and recruits are evacuating at least five military bases Tuesday as millions h...

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Latest updates on the #ArmyResponse to #HurricaneFlorence

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army.mil 15 Sep '18, 1am

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FMCSA has terminated hours of service rules and weight capacity going to the East Coast in most states...

FMCSA has terminated hours of service rules and...

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