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Extreme weather kicking off high school football season - | WBTV Charlotte

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Extreme weather kicking off high school football season - | WBTV Charlotte

- If it's August and it's North Carolina - it's hot and humid. But August in North Carolina also means the start of high school football. "Putting a helmet on in 95 degrees heat is bad enough, then to sit there and run full speed while someone is trying to collide with you at 100 mph and do that for two and a half hours - it takes a special breed of young men to do that," said Coach Michael Brodowicz of Charlotte Catholic High School
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Showers, muggy weather through Saturday

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Showers, muggy weather through Saturday

- WEBVTT ECTAROUND HERE.AT 7:30, WE'LL BE TALKING ALLABOUT THE ECLIPSE.RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE ALL THE GRAYSKIES AND MUGGY AIR.DRY AIR TO THE WESTHIS IS SOUTH OF CAP COD,THREADING ITS WAY ACROSS THEISLAND AND MARTHA'S VINEYARD.IT IS LIGHTNING AND THUNDER WITHIT AS WELL.RAIN SHOWERS AS WELL, HEADINGEVER TOWARDS PLYMOUTH.THESE ARE GOING OFF TO THE EASAT 25-30 MILES PER HOUR.A SHOWER ABOUT A HALF HOUR AGO
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Hurricane hunters fly through Tropical Storm Harvey

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Hurricane hunters fly through Tropical Storm Harvey

- Hurricane hunters fly through Tropical Storm Harvey Hurricane hunters fly through Tropical Storm Harvey Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters flew through what became Tropical Storm Harvey, collecting data for the National Hurricane Center. Authorities in the eastern Caribbean warned residents to stay indoors as Tropical Storm Harvey brought heavy winds and rain to the area Friday on a path expected to take it to Central America next week
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A break in the rain

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A break in the rain

- Expect hot temperatures and very little rain over the next several days. The pattern has finally shifted to something a bit more Summer-like. Friday afternoon, we'll be looking at temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s. I know it's hard to believe, but a cool front is moving through the area. This will mean winds out of the northwest with drier air in the forecast through the weekend
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Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

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Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

- WASHINGTON (AP) — The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. The forecast as of Friday shows Oregon and Idaho as most promising to have clear sky views, while South Carolina is the most likely to find the sun and moon blocked by clouds. The National Weather Service also is optimistic about good viewing from St
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National Weather Service issues special weather statement for parts of Cumberland and Perry counties

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National Weather Service issues special weather statement for parts of Cumberland and Perry counties

- Strong thunderstorms will affect parts of Franklin, Mifflin, Juniata, Cumberland and Perry counties until 2:45 p.m., according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service in State College. At 2:09 p.m., Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Blacklog to near East Waterford to near Doylesburg. Movement was east at 30 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible
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Why L.A. is coating its streets with material that hides planes from spy satellites

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Why L.A. is coating its streets with material that hides planes from spy satellites

- Climate change conjures up distant images of rising seas and cracking ice sheets, but in cities across the country the effects of global warming are apparent as soon as you step outside. It’s known as the “urban heat island effect” and it refers to the pockets of intense heat captured by the concrete, asphalt, dark roofs and dearth of foliage that define many American cityscapes
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What will the weather be for solar eclipse in Oklahoma and other parts of the nation?

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What will the weather be for solar eclipse in Oklahoma and other parts of the nation?

- OKLAHOMA – It’s probably the most anticipated weather forecast in recent memory. Millions of people across the United States are eagerly tuning in to their local meteorologists or refreshing their favorite apps, all hoping for the same thing: clear skies overhead Monday for the total solar eclipse. By now you have probably heard about the Eclipse of the Century, the first total eclipse to occur in the United States since 1979 and the first to cross from coast to coast in 99 years
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4 state park beaches close for the weekend

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4 state park beaches close for the weekend

- Four beaches at state parks are off limits to swimmers, according to environmental officials. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection listed Silver Sands State Park in Milford, Indian Well State Park in Shelton, Kettletown State Park in Southbury and Lake Waramaug State Park in Kent as the parks with closed swimming areas. DEEP said water quality is the concern at all four
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Morning precipitation possible; skies to clear later

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Morning precipitation possible; skies to clear later

- Morning showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible today across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. The precipitation should move out of the region by midday, with clearing skies taking over through the afternoon into tonight. Afternoon highs should reach the 80s, the National Weather Service office in Valley said. The weather service said a flood warning remains in effect for Seward, Saline and Butler Counties because of high water in the Big Blue River
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High humidity, rain for Friday

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High humidity, rain for Friday

- WEBVTT CINDY: AND A GOOD FRIDAY TO YOU.I'M METEOROLOGIST CINDY FITZGIBBON.WHAT A CHANGE COMING TODAY AS THE HUMIDITY REALLY STARTS TO SPIKE.YOU CAN SEE THE DEW POINTS COMING UP INTO THAT OPPRESSIVE RANGE.AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON RIGHT INTO THIS EVENING.THAT HIGH HUMIDITY IS COMING ALONG WITH A WARM FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND ALONG THAT FRONT WEHAVE SHOWERS, SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS AND DOWNPOURS
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Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Atlantic - | WBTV Charlotte

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Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Atlantic - | WBTV Charlotte

- (RNN) – Harvey became the eighth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Thursday. The National Hurricane Center says that Tropical Storm Harvey is 95 miles east of Barbados with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Harvey is moving west at 17 mph. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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Hundreds of thousands of Californians lack access to safe drinking water. Let's fix that once and for all

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Hundreds of thousands of Californians lack access to safe drinking water. Let's fix that once and for all

- California’s wet winter eased the immediate water shortages that affected most of the state, giving lawmakers and water agencies a bit of a breather as they craft new policies and design new infrastructure to weather the next big drought (which, for all we know, may already be underway). But neither the rainfall nor the new projects and policies will help hundreds of thousands of Californians whose local water supply is contaminated
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National parks put a ban on bottled water to ease pollution. Trump just sided with the lobby that fought it.

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National parks put a ban on bottled water to ease pollution. Trump just sided with the lobby that fought it.

- The Trump administration has ended a six-year-old ban on selling bottled water at some national parks that was aimed at easing plastic pollution and the huge amount of waste being recycled. In a statement that closely tracked the arguments of a campaign by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) in opposition to the ban, the National Park Service said the 2011 action under the Obama administration “removed the healthiest beverage choice at a variety of parks while still allowing sales of bottled sweetened drinks
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Trash Tutorial: New recycling guidelines get back to basics

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Trash Tutorial: New recycling guidelines get back to basics

- By Krystal Noiseux Special to The Journal Q: Is painters tape recyclable in Rhode Island? If not, do you know if it’s recyclable in any other state? — M.D. in North Smithfield. A: A little bit of painters’ tape on an otherwise recyclable item — say a flattened cardboard box — isn’t a problem, M.D., because the overwhelming majority of what you’d be tossing in your recycling bin or cart is recyclable
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What Happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find Out Monday

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What Happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find Out Monday

- Unlike most eclipse-watchers in the United States, Eric Schmitt wouldn’t mind seeing a few clouds in the sky when the moon starts blotting out the sun on Monday. “A cloudy morning might even be helpful for us,” he said. That’s because, as the vice president for operations at the California Independent System Operator, which oversees the state’s electric grid, Mr. Schmitt will be dealing with an unusual challenge
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Juvenile gray whale spotted in Newport Beach, Port of LA as it journeys north

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Juvenile gray whale spotted in Newport Beach, Port of LA as it journeys north

- A juvenile gray whale last seen in the shallow waters of Newport Harbor’s Back Bay has left the harbor and was spotted leaving the Port of Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 16. “The whale was seen near Cabrillo Beach late Wednesday,” said Justin Viezbicke, marine mammal stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The 20-foot whale — which drew attention after showing up in a lagoon near Carlsbad on Aug
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  • Hot temperatures, quiet weather in store for the weekend
    Hot temperatures, quiet weather in store for the weekend

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    OKLAHOMA CITY – It will be a quiet weekend across the state. Lows tonight will drop to the low 70s under mostly cloudy skies. The weekend will be hot, humid and breezy with highs Saturday soaring to the mid to upper 90s under partly cloudy skies. Pop-up storms are possible and could result in damaging winds. It will be a similar story for Sunday with temperatures in the mid-90s across the state
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  • 4 state park beaches close for the weekend
    4 state park beaches close for the weekend

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    Four beaches at state parks are off limits to swimmers, according to environmental officials. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection listed Silver Sands State Park in Milford, Indian Well State Park in Shelton, Kettletown State Park in Southbury and Lake Waramaug State Park in Kent as the parks with closed swimming areas. DEEP said water quality is the concern at all four
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