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Alberto to bring rain to central Pennsylvania

Alberto to bring rain to central Pennsylvania

Overnight, Subtropical Storm Alberto approaching the Florida panhandle slowed down to half its speed but didn't lose any of its strength, according to the National Hurricane Center . Areas along the Gulf Coast may receive 4-6 inches of rain while the Jacksonville metro area is can expect to receive between 1-3 inches. And in the Tampa Bay area on the central Gulf Coast, cities offered sandbags for homeowners anxious about floods.


Alberto: Heavy rains expected for Central Florida

Alberto: Heavy rains expected for Central Florida

Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect along the entire Gulf Coast. A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for ... Strong onshore winds may bring higher than normal water levels along the coast which could create coastal flooding. The storm system passed Cuba on Saturday and has been moving slowly but surely toward the Florida panhandle at about 14 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center on Sunday .


NOAA breaks down chance of a major hurricane season

NOAA breaks down chance of a major hurricane season

A year ago was a very active season with 17 tropical storms, 10 hurricanes and 6 major hurricanes. Neil Jacobs, the assistant secretary of commerce for environmental prediction and observation, says that NOAA predicts between 10 and 16 named storms, with sustained winds of 39 miles per hour or higher.


Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86

Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86

He became the fourth human to walk on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission in November 1969, exploring Oceanus Procellarum alongside the late astronaut Pete Conrad. Bean's passing means only four of the 12 Apollo moonwalkers are still alive, with a string of lunar landing anniversaries due to begin next year.


Premier Notley spars with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh over Trans Mountain

Premier Notley spars with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh over Trans Mountain

The company blamed "the uncertainty created by B.C." and the Horgan government's "opposition to the project". From left to right: Nunavut Premier Paul Quassa, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, British Columbia Premier John Horgan , Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, Alberta Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman and Yukon Deputy Premier Ranj Pillai take questions from media at the 2018 Western Premiers' Conference in Yellowknife on May 23, 2018.


Global warming may have 'devastating' effects on rice

Global warming may have 'devastating' effects on rice

However, not all types of rice responded to the experiential conditions in the same way, which means there is a chance that scientists could identify varieties of rice that maintain their nutritional value regardless of Carbon dioxide levels.