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Officials Warn Those in Path of Hurricane Florence It's Their Last Chance to Evacuate Officials Warn Those in Path of Hurricane Florence It's Their Last Chance to Evacuate

Authorities are warning coastal residents in the path of Hurricane Florence to evacuate now or be at the mercy of the Category 3 storm, which is expected to slow upon hitting the coast of the Carolinas on Thursday and ravage the region with storm surge, rainfall, and flooding.

Oh My God Look at the Atlantic Ocean Right Now Oh My God Look at the Atlantic Ocean Right Now

Hurricane Florence is the biggest threat in the Atlantic right now, but it’s hardly the only storm. The tropics have gone wild, with three hurricanes spinning at the same time, as you can see for yourself in satellite imagery captured as the sun rose on the Atlantic Monday morning.

Florence Is a Hurricane Again, Projected to Hit East Coast at Near Category 4 Strength Florence Is a Hurricane Again, Projected to Hit East Coast at Near Category 4 Strength

Hurricane Florence, which was briefly downgraded to a tropical storm last week, was re-upgraded to hurricane status on Sunday and looks like it is destined to barrel straight at the U.S.’ East Coast. According to CNN, odds are good that it will have strengthened to Category 4 status—meaning sustained winds in the…

Bizarre Tropical Storm Florence Could Become a Hurricane and Strike the East Coast Bizarre Tropical Storm Florence Could Become a Hurricane and Strike the East Coast

It’s been a year of unique weather to say the least. The latest potentially bizarre weather happening to add to the list? Florence, the first major hurricane of the season, could follow a highly unusual route from the center of the Atlantic into the heart of the Eastern Seaboard thanks to a weird atmospheric setup.

We Just Sweated Through the Hottest Summer Nights on Record We Just Sweated Through the Hottest Summer Nights on Record

The three-month span from June to August is always the worst season. It’s a season of armpit sweat; a time of searching for shade or air conditioning. And if it felt like this summer sucked even more than usual, you’re not imagining it. The summer of 2018's hellacious heat set a new record.

Hurricane Florence Is the Atlantic's First Major Hurricane Hurricane Florence Is the Atlantic's First Major Hurricane

The Atlantic hurricane season has suddenly found its legs. Following some summer doldrums, a number of factors have come together to fuel a run of tropical weather. That includes Hurricane Florence, which just became the first major hurricane of the season.

Why the Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Suddenly Heating Up

After two mercifully quiet months, the Atlantic hurricane season has suddenly roared to life. There are currently two storms spinning in the Atlantic basin with a potential third on the horizon.

Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Feud Week, Dungeons & Dragons, Shooting Bigfoot, and IFA 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve just wrapped up Feud Week: A series on personality and business clashes in the tech world, scientific disputes, and whether or not to shoot Bigfoot. (I say let the big guy do his thing, unless it turns out it’s kidnapping people with mind-waves to make more Bigfoots.) Some have said that a Nice…

How a Battle to Build the Best Weather Model Impacts Everyone on Earth How a Battle to Build the Best Weather Model Impacts Everyone on Earth

Hurricane Sandy was one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history. But beyond the catastrophic losses of life and property, the storm also dealt a blow to the American weather modeling community. The American weather model whiffed on the initial forecast, but its European counterpart was dead on.

American Wildfire Forces Canadian National Park to Shut Down American Wildfire Forces Canadian National Park to Shut Down

Canada and the U.S. share a lot of things, chief among them a border. To commemorate said border, there’s a peace park that ceremonially joins Glacier National Park in the U.S. and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.

Earth Is Throwing a Rave in NASA's Latest Wild Visualization Earth Is Throwing a Rave in NASA's Latest Wild Visualization

If there is a lesson of 2018, it is that we live in hell. This is canon. But leave it to NASA to make hell look pretty spectacular and maybe even a place I want to live.

Why Hurricane Lane Poses a Major Threat to Hawaii Why Hurricane Lane Poses a Major Threat to Hawaii

Hurricane Lane continues to bear down on Hawaii, posing a catastrophic threat to residents and tourists alike. The storm could bring hurricane force winds to the Aloha State for the first time in 26 years, along with pounding surf and torrential rain.

Hurricane Lane Could Make a Rare Landfall in Hawaii

In a year of supremely weird weather, we may be in for yet another very odd event: a landfalling Hawaiian hurricane.

Typhoon Headed for South Korea Has Freakishly Huge Eye

After a period of quiet, the tropics have again come alive. Multiple tropical cyclones are roaring across the Pacific, but the most freaky looking is easily  Typhoon Soulik, currently a weak Category 4-equivalent storm that’s on a path toward South Korea. I mean, just look at that thing.

Deadly Monsoon Floods Force 200,000 Evacuations in Southern India Deadly Monsoon Floods Force 200,000 Evacuations in Southern India

Monsoon season has brought disaster to India this year. Along the southwestern coast in the state of Kerala, more than 300 people have died in what authorities are calling the worst floods in a century. More than 200,000 people have evacuated and are stationed in one of the region’s 1,568 relief camps.

Diseased Ocean Microbes Could Be Messing With the Weather Diseased Ocean Microbes Could Be Messing With the Weather

Our oceans are brimming with microscopic phytoplankton—plant-like organisms that contribute significantly to marine diversity. Tiny though they are, these sea critters, when infected with a particular virus, may influence atmospheric processes such as cloud formation, according to new research.

Our First Good Weather News All Summer Our First Good Weather News All Summer

It’s the summer of apocalypse weather with wildfires, heat waves, and drought. But it looks like we could be granted a reprieve from the fourth horseman of the weather apocalypse—hurricanes.

The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Now the Largest In California's History [Updated] The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Now the Largest In California's History [Updated]

An enormous wildfire in northern California may become the largest on record for the state, less than a year after the Thomas Fire in southern California earned that dubious distinction. It’s the latest reminder that we now live in an era of fast-growing, hard-to-contain megafires.

California's Death Valley Will Have the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth California's Death Valley Will Have the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth

July has been one for extreme heat around the world, but every locale pales in comparison to what’s going on at Death Valley in California. Already one of the hottest places on the Earth, the heat has gone into overdrive this July. Death Valley is in line to set a record for the hottest month ever recorded on Earth.

The Carr Fire Raged Through a Northern California City Overnight The Carr Fire Raged Through a Northern California City Overnight

In news that’s become all too common, a massive wildfire swept into a California city overnight. Hundred-foot walls of flames and traffic jams created a nightmare scenario in and around Redding, California, a city of 90,000. Neighborhoods and even entire surrounding towns have been evacuated, including a news station…

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