While Maria still has the potential to wander close to the United States, the core of the hurricane is most likely to remain offshore through next week. Maria already turned on a more northerly course near the Turks and Caicos on Friday. From its position on Friday morning, Maria was about 650 miles southeast of Miami and was on the same parallel as Cape Cod, Massachusetts, or approximately 70 degrees west longitude. While this could be good news for the east coast, the eastern seaboard may not be so lucky. Steering winds may weaken enough to slow the forward speed of Maria. It is during this time when Maria may attempt to drift

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While Maria still has the potential to wander close to the United States, the core of the hurricane is most likely to remain offshore through next week. Maria already turned on a more northerly course near the Turks and Caicos on Friday. From its position on Friday morning, Maria was about 650 miles southeast of Miami and was on the same parallel as Cape Cod, Massachusetts, or approximately 70 degrees west longitude. While this could be good news for the east coast, the eastern seaboard may not be so lucky. Steering winds may weaken enough to slow the forward speed of Maria. It is during this time when Maria may attempt to drift

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Additional hurricanes are likely over the Atlantic and may threaten the United States for the rest of the 2017 season. Hurricane season runs through the end of November, and it is possible the Atlantic may continue to produce tropical storms right up to the wire and perhaps into December. As of Sept. 18, there have been four named systems that made landfall, including Harvey and Irma that made landfall in the U.S. as Category 4 hurricanes. The other two tropical storms were Cindy, near the Texas/Louisiana border in June, and Emily, just south of Tampa, Florida, at the end of July. Maria will, at the very least, have an indirect impact

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Additional hurricanes are likely over the Atlantic and may threaten the United States for the rest of the 2017 season. Hurricane season runs through the end of November, and it is possible the Atlantic may continue to produce tropical storms right up to the wire and perhaps into December. As of Sept. 18, there have been four named systems that made landfall, including Harvey and Irma that made landfall in the U.S. as Category 4 hurricanes. The other two tropical storms were Cindy, near the Texas/Louisiana border in June, and Emily, just south of Tampa, Florida, at the end of July. Maria will, at the very least, have an indirect impact

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We will see a warmer weather pattern in the Northeast and over the Atlantic this fall. With it being drier and warmer, the Northeast and northern Plains will be the worst for ragweed. Pollen counts in the Northeast began to rise later than normal this year. But because the fall season is expected to be warmer than average, the ragweed season could last longer than normal despite the late start. Due to the warmer weather and the extreme weather caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the mid-Atlantic and northern parts of the Southeast will see a spike in ragweed growth. The areas affected the most by the hurricanes will see higher-than-normal weed pollen

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We will see a warmer weather pattern in the Northeast and over the Atlantic this fall. With it being drier and warmer, the Northeast and northern Plains will be the worst for ragweed. Pollen counts in the Northeast began to rise later than normal this year. But because the fall season is expected to be warmer than average, the ragweed season could last longer than normal despite the late start. Due to the warmer weather and the extreme weather caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the mid-Atlantic and northern parts of the Southeast will see a spike in ragweed growth. The areas affected the most by the hurricanes will see higher-than-normal weed pollen

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There are three active storms in the Atlantic currently: Hurricane Jose, Tropical Storm Maria, and Tropical Storm Lee. To better understand the path of each storm, we will break each one down for you. Hurricane Jose will continue to indirectly impact parts of the US east coast this weekend. Even though it’s hundreds of miles off of the Southeast coast, rip currents and elevated surf are impacting the region. It is beginning to move to the north, propagating the waves with it. Once Wednesday rolls around, direct impacts will be felt across parts of Southern New England as Jose likely weakens into a tropical storm. Expect showers and gusty winds, which

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There are three active storms in the Atlantic currently: Hurricane Jose, Tropical Storm Maria, and Tropical Storm Lee. To better understand the path of each storm, we will break each one down for you. Hurricane Jose will continue to indirectly impact parts of the US east coast this weekend. Even though it’s hundreds of miles off of the Southeast coast, rip currents and elevated surf are impacting the region. It is beginning to move to the north, propagating the waves with it. Once Wednesday rolls around, direct impacts will be felt across parts of Southern New England as Jose likely weakens into a tropical storm. Expect showers and gusty winds, which

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Jose will track close enough to the northeastern United States to raise seas and winds, as well as to deliver rain to coastal areas during the first half of next week. People in coastal areas of the Northeast will need to monitor the progress of Jose, which will track northward but remain offshore of the Southeastern states this weekend. Jose to bring significant impact, even if the storm stays offshore A hurricane does not need to make landfall to cause significant adverse effects in the northeastern United States, since the shape of the coast tends to enhance storm effects and trap ocean water. Rough surf, strong rip currents, and minor coastal flooding

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Jose will track close enough to the northeastern United States to raise seas and winds, as well as to deliver rain to coastal areas during the first half of next week. People in coastal areas of the Northeast will need to monitor the progress of Jose, which will track northward but remain offshore of the Southeastern states this weekend. Jose to bring significant impact, even if the storm stays offshore A hurricane does not need to make landfall to cause significant adverse effects in the northeastern United States, since the shape of the coast tends to enhance storm effects and trap ocean water. Rough surf, strong rip currents, and minor coastal flooding

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Unseasonably cool temperatures in late August and early September have pushed the fall foliage season ahead by at least a week. Several district foresters with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have noted that the peak of fall foliage in northern Pennsylvania could come as early as the last week of September this year. The regional peak of fall color usually begins the first week of October across the northern tier of the state and in the Poconos. By mid-October the peak slides into a central triangular region starting around Stroudsburg, extending west through State College and expanding north and south as it continues west to Pittsburgh and Erie. And

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Unseasonably cool temperatures in late August and early September have pushed the fall foliage season ahead by at least a week. Several district foresters with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have noted that the peak of fall foliage in northern Pennsylvania could come as early as the last week of September this year. The regional peak of fall color usually begins the first week of October across the northern tier of the state and in the Poconos. By mid-October the peak slides into a central triangular region starting around Stroudsburg, extending west through State College and expanding north and south as it continues west to Pittsburgh and Erie. And

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Here is a complete list of all coastal advisories that have been issued. We want to remind you that because Jose can potentially affect eastern Pennsylvania, we are including all coastal advisories for the mid-Atlantic coast. This will include New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia. Hazardous Weather Outlooks: Atlantic Coastal Waters and Delaware Bay Waters: This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Atlantic coastal waters and Delaware Bay Waters. Effective Saturday through Thursday.Tropical Storm Jose is forecast to lift northward off of Delaware and New Jersey coast Tuesday night through Wednesday. Based on the current track, gale force wind gusts and building seas up to 10-15 feet can be

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Here is a complete list of all coastal advisories that have been issued. We want to remind you that because Jose can potentially affect eastern Pennsylvania, we are including all coastal advisories for the mid-Atlantic coast. This will include New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia. Hazardous Weather Outlooks: Atlantic Coastal Waters and Delaware Bay Waters: This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Atlantic coastal waters and Delaware Bay Waters. Effective Saturday through Thursday.Tropical Storm Jose is forecast to lift northward off of Delaware and New Jersey coast Tuesday night through Wednesday. Based on the current track, gale force wind gusts and building seas up to 10-15 feet can be

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Jose will track close enough to the northeastern United States to raise seas and winds as well as to deliver rain to coastal areas next week. At this time, there is no current threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory Friday afternoon that Jose had sustained winds of 75 mph. It was located about 640 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and about 485 miles southwest of Bermuda. The hurricane was moving northwest at about 10 mph, was expected to turn to the north-northwest by late Saturday and toward the north on Sunday. Some strengthening was forecast through Saturday, with weakening possibly beginning on late Sunday.

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Jose will track close enough to the northeastern United States to raise seas and winds as well as to deliver rain to coastal areas next week. At this time, there is no current threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory Friday afternoon that Jose had sustained winds of 75 mph. It was located about 640 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and about 485 miles southwest of Bermuda. The hurricane was moving northwest at about 10 mph, was expected to turn to the north-northwest by late Saturday and toward the north on Sunday. Some strengthening was forecast through Saturday, with weakening possibly beginning on late Sunday.

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La Nina (cooling) is the flip side of El Nino (heating), which is the cooling of the central Pacific Ocean that affects weather patterns worldwide. In the United States, La Nina conditions usually mean wetter winters in the northern Rockies, Pacific Northwest, and Ohio Valley, warmer, drier conditions in the southern portions of the United States. La Nina and El Nino years vary in terms of impact for the Brazos Valley. Typically Texas sees drier and warmer winters during La Nina. During a weak La Nina, that impact may not be as large or may have little effect at all on Texas weather. A 55-60% chance of La Nina equates to

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La Nina (cooling) is the flip side of El Nino (heating), which is the cooling of the central Pacific Ocean that affects weather patterns worldwide. In the United States, La Nina conditions usually mean wetter winters in the northern Rockies, Pacific Northwest, and Ohio Valley, warmer, drier conditions in the southern portions of the United States. La Nina and El Nino years vary in terms of impact for the Brazos Valley. Typically Texas sees drier and warmer winters during La Nina. During a weak La Nina, that impact may not be as large or may have little effect at all on Texas weather. A 55-60% chance of La Nina equates to

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The warmth from the Upper Midwest to the central and southern Plains will spread into the Northeast in the coming days. The pattern will bring August-like conditions in many locations. Temperatures will average 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in the swath from Amarillo, Texas, to Kansas City, Missouri, and Minneapolis into this weekend. Highs will range from the upper 80s to the lower 90s in much of this swath. Farther east, temperatures will be less extreme but will still be well above average this weekend and into next week. Temperatures from Washington, D.C., to Albany, New York, and Caribou, Maine, will average 5 to 10 degrees above average. Highs will

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The warmth from the Upper Midwest to the central and southern Plains will spread into the Northeast in the coming days. The pattern will bring August-like conditions in many locations. Temperatures will average 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in the swath from Amarillo, Texas, to Kansas City, Missouri, and Minneapolis into this weekend. Highs will range from the upper 80s to the lower 90s in much of this swath. Farther east, temperatures will be less extreme but will still be well above average this weekend and into next week. Temperatures from Washington, D.C., to Albany, New York, and Caribou, Maine, will average 5 to 10 degrees above average. Highs will

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