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Hurricane Catarina
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Hurricane Catarina: A Very Strange Storm Not Seen Before or Since

On Friday, March 26, 2004, something happened in the South Atlantic Ocean that had never happened before: a hurricane formed. The following night, it made landfall and wreaked incredible havoc. Which is understandable, considering that the town of Torres in southern Brazil had not ever (at least on record) seen a hurricane, leaving its residents rather unprepared for the colossal impact.

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Category: Severe Weather
John Moore, Getty Images
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Will Drought Cause Popcorn Prices to Jump in Movie Theaters? — Dollars and Sense

The drought crippling the Midwest has many farmers standing with their hands in the air wondering what to do about the countless rows of crops that have been left for dead by the summer’s scorching triple-digit heat.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Raw Videos Show the Power of Hurricane Isaac [VIDEOS]

Despite recently weakening to a tropical storm, the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Isaac continue through Wednesday afternoon. The storm has dumped more than ten inches of rain across the area and left at least 725,000 homes without power.

Category: Severe Weather
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Matthew Cavanugh, Getty Images
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One Year Later, Hurricane Irene Proves It Was Still a Wild Force of Nature [VIDEOS]

Monika Graff, Getty Images

The one-year anniversary of the land fall of Hurricane Irene will take place this weekend. The storm, which barreled up the East Coast, left an estimated 65 million people at risk, according to NOAA. A

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Get Ready — Forecasters Predict a Brutal Winter Ahead

This summer has been unusually hot, with record-breaking temperatures all over the country. But in a few months, we may be wishing for a little of that heat — forecasters are warning we should brace for a particularly harsh winter.

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Category: Severe Weather
suckamc, flickr
suckamc, flickr
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July Sizzled As the Hottest Month in History

July is always hot, but if it seems like last month was even more uncomfortable than usual, you’re right. In fact, it’s now in the record books as the warmest month in history.

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Category: Severe Weather
Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Can the Nationwide Drought Wind Up Costing You Money? — Dollars and Sense

The record-breaking heat that’s recently affected much of the country has resulted in soaring utility bills — and that may not be the only way it hits your wallet.

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gr33n3gg, flickr
gr33n3gg, flickr
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Hot? You Aren’t Alone — The Past Year Has Been America’s Warmest On Record

Climate-change doubters can continue to deny it’s happening, but the facts don’t lie: the National Climatic Data Center reports that in the US, the past year has been the warmest since record-keeping began more than a century ago.

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