Bree's evening forecast: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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- Miami Herald
The 18th named storm of the season, Tropical Storm Sam, has formed in the Atlantic. And it’s expected to become a hurricane by Friday, faster than originally expected.
- The Weather Network
The arrival of the 18th named storm of the 2020 season is imminent, and with the "official" end of the season more than two months away, the hurricane name list may overflow for the second year running.
- USA TODAY
Tropical Depression 18 formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, with tracking models showing it could be near hurricane strength by this weekend.
AccuWeather National Reporter Tony Laubach has chased hundreds of tornadoes over dozens of years in numerous locations throughout the United States. But the veteran storm chaser had a new adventure on his plate this week - chasing down tarantulas. Laubach was in southeastern Colorado on Tuesday for a unique vermin event that has begun drawing large crowds. During the spiders' annual mating season, thousands of the hairy, brown creatures can be found scurrying across the rocky surface of La Junta
- The Weather Network
Skipping right into winter as snowfall warnings cover parts of Canada's north on this first day of fall.
- WPTV- West Palm Beach Scripps
Tropical Depression 18 could become a major hurricane by early next week as it moves towards the Lesser Antilles.
- The Guardian
Severe wildfires are making the recovery process for plants and animals more challenging, sometimes for years after the flames The charred forest outside Greenville, California. The Dixie Fire has burned over a half million acres. Photograph: Terry Schmitt/UPI/REX/Shutterstock After more than two months, the battle to contain the Dixie fire – a behemoth blaze that swept nearly 1m acres, leveling mountain towns and blackening the conifer-covered landscape – is nearing its end. But even after the
- FTW Outdoors
A rescue leopard at South Africa’s Harnas Wildlife Foundation is an impressive leaper, especially at mealtime.
- Associated Press
Evacuations were ordered Thursday in a Northern California community as a new wildfire spread, authorities said. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation order because of the Fawn Fire burning in the unincorporated Mountain Gate area north of the city of Redding at the far north end of the Central Valley. Residents were told to temporarily gather in a parking lot at Shasta College in Redding.
- LA Times
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 3:57 p.m. Pacific time 10 miles from Valle Vista and about 10 miles from Palm Springs.
The lava still spewing from last Sunday's eruption in the Canary Islands off northwest Africa advanced slowly down hillsides to the coast, where Todoque was the last village between the molten rock and the Atlantic Ocean.
- Reuters Videos
Since erupting on Sunday, lava from the Cumbre Vieja volcano has destroyed at least 150 houses and forced thousands of people to flee, mostly in Los Llanos de Aridane and nearby El Paso.Less than 3 miles to the south, in Todoque, forked tongues of black lava advanced slowly westward, incinerating everything in their path, including houses, schools and the banana plantations that produce the island's biggest export.Emergency services tried to redirect the lava towards a gorge in an effort to minimize damage but had little success.Members of Spain's Military Emergency Unit (UME) forces measured gas levels of lava after Sunday's volcanic eruption in La Palma island. Vulcanologists said that levels of toxic gases emitted by the Cumbre Vieja volcano are not dangerous for humans.
- The Weather Network - Video
Tropical Storm Sam has formed and will strengthen over the next 4-5 days as it slowly moves west through a prime development environment.
- Associated Press
After being pummeled by two tropical storms that submerged basements, cracked home foundations and destroyed belongings, Northeastern U.S. residents still in the throes of recovery are being hit with another unexpected blow: Thousands of families are now swamped with financial losses because they didn't have flood insurance. Most of those caught off guard by the intense downpours from the remnants of Hurricane Ida and Tropical Storm Henri lived in areas outside of coastal floodplains, making flood insurance an afterthought for most of the working-class families whose neighborhoods were among the hardest hit. For weeks now, Shivprasad and his parents have been crammed into a relative’s apartment after New York City building inspectors declared their home uninhabitable.
- Charlotte Observer
Bands of showers and thunderstorms are moving across the N.C. mountains toward the foothills and Charlotte region, NWS says.
- ABC News Videos
ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the latest storm system that has at least seven U.S. states bracing for severe weather.
"Grace spending time with Daniel the wallaby," dad Chandler Powell wrote while sharing the sweet photo
Farmer David Armstrong recently finished planting what is likely the most challenging crop his family has ever cultivated since his ancestors started farming in 1865 - 20,000 coffee trees. Except Armstrong is not in the tropics of Central America - he is in Ventura, California, just 60 miles (97 km) away from downtown Los Angeles. "I guess now I can say I am a coffee farmer!" he said, after planting the last seedlings of high-quality varieties of arabica coffee long cultivated in sweltering equatorial climates.
- KGO – San Francisco
As of about 3:30 p.m., evacuated residents in the area were allowed to return to their homes.
McDonald's pledged to phase out its plastic Happy Meal Toys, but environmental experts say the company's real problem is its use of beef
This means that plastic figurines could be replaced by items like 3D paper figurines or game pieces made from recycled materials.