Heather's morning forecast: Saturday, September 11, 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.
- 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.
- Business Insider
Take a look at the record-breaking port congestion from 10,000 feet above, as 70 hulking cargo ships park off the LA coast
From above they may look like specks, but the cargo ships have turned the coast of Southern California into a parking lot.
- WPTV- West Palm Beach Scripps
Tropical Depression 18 could become a major hurricane by early next week as it moves towards the Lesser Antilles.
- FTW Outdoors
A rescue leopard at South Africa’s Harnas Wildlife Foundation is an impressive leaper, especially at mealtime.
- 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.
Authorities are searching for a teen who was last seen swimming near a beach north of Santa Cruz on Monday night. Max Darrow reports. (9/21/21)
- 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.
- Associated Press
A small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean is struggling days after a volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, and authorities are warning that more dangers from the explosion lie ahead. The eruption occurred Sunday afternoon on La Palma, one of eight volcanic islands in Spain’s Canary Islands archipelago, which is strung along Africa’s northwestern coast. It was the second volcanic eruption in 50 years for the island, which has a population of 85,000.
Residents of the Penngrove community just north of Petaluma were ordered to evacuate from a large house fire, according to authorities.
"Grace spending time with Daniel the wallaby," dad Chandler Powell wrote while sharing the sweet photo
- KGO – San Francisco
As of about 3:30 p.m., evacuated residents in the area were allowed to return to their homes.
- AFP Videographics
CCTV footage shows a ski run at Mount Buller during an earthquake that shook southeastern Australia. The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 5.8, later revised up to 5.9, and said it struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles).
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.
- AFP Videographics
With early autumn temperatures in Portugal hovering around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), a group of nudism enthusiasts don't even sport a vine leaf to cover their modesty as they go about their work in a vineyard 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Lisbon.
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