Tropics Update: Potential Tropical Storm to Impact Florida This Week

The Atlantic remains quite active today. Hurricane Gaston, currently a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100mph, remains over open waters and will not have any impact on the United States. Over the weekend, however, 2 disturbances were upgraded to Tropical Depression status. Tropical Depression 8, which currently has sustained winds of 35mph, is located just off the North Carolina coast and is expected to turn north-northeastward and head back out to sea. While Hurricane Gaston and Tropical Depression 8 will have little to no impact to the US, the story changes when we talk about Tropical Depression 9.
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Louisiana No Stranger To Flooding

Southern Louisiana is by no means a stranger to flooding given its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, low elevations, and multiple waterways. Over the past century, the area has been subjected to numerous flood events, including the historic flooding caused by last week's record-breaking rainfall.
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Hot and Humid, the Worst Kind of Summer Weather

It's Summer, it's hot, we get it. But this recent bout of heat and humidity across the eastern U.S. is downright gross and dangerous! Heat indices are through the roof with hot temperatures combining with seriously moist air, and that creates a dangerous situation for those who work outside or are without air conditioning.
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Heat Wave Ends But It's Not Going Quietly

A deluge is coming to end the heat wave in the Mid-Atlantic! 1-2'' of rain is possible across the I-95 corridor. The heat returns in August.
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U.S. Corn Yields About to Plummet Like 2011

It's looking like 2011 all over again across the Corn Belt and even worse. The first major heat-wave in 2011 came the 3rd week in July and rosy yields expectations vaporized with the worst crop since 2005. Let's compare 2016 to 2011 as we're on the cusp of a major rally.
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