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2011 a Record-Breaker for Extreme (and Costly) Weather

December 7, 2011 | 5:36 pm

2011 a Record-Breaker for Extreme (and Costly) Weather

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—the agency that goes by the user-friendly handle of NOAA (pronounced “Noah”)—broke some news today at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco announced that by the agency’s calculations, the United States has suffered a dozen “billion-dollar” weather events this year. That’s […]

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March 18, 2011 | 11:16 am

Funnel Clouds Spotted in Santa Rosa, Ocean Beach

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Update 4 p.m. On YouTube, here’s a guy who headed for the basement when he heard the tornado warning, only to report an hour later that maybe he overreacted. I don’t know, did he? 1:30 p.m. Strange weather. Funnel cloud at Ocean Beach, at least according to this YouTube user: 1 p.m. The warning has […]

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