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BY GEORGE: Ice ages

Within a long-term ice age, individual pulses of cold climate are termed “glacial periods,” or alternatively "glacials" or "glaciations" (or colloquially as "ice age"), and intermittent warm perio

Death Valley recognized as world's hottest spot

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An international team of weather experts has named California's Death Valley the world's hottest place. The World Meteorological Organization says the title comes after it investigated a long-held record from El Azizia, Libya, and found that an inexperienced weather observer recorded the temperature incorrectly. Full story...
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Democrats move Obama speech inside because of weather; Republicans not so sure

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videoPresident Barack Obama will not talk to a football stadium full of supporters this time around. The Democratic National Convention Committee announced this morning that the president's acceptance speech scheduled for Thursday night at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium will move indoors because of the threat of severe weather. Full story...
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Wet weather leads to myriad mushrooms

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video You may have noticed there is a fungus among us, and it could be taking over your yard. Weather conditions in recent weeks have contributed to this mushroom mania in the Cape Fear Region. Full story...
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Carolinas gas prices up sharply because of Isaac

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AAA Carolinas reports Hurricane Isaac has caused the sharpest overnight spike in gas prices in the Carolinas since Hurricane Katrina seven years ago. Full story...
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Wilmington hurricane hunter creates iPhone app in time for Isaac

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video As Hurricane Isaac heads farther into the Gulf Coast states, one Wilmington man is in the middle of it, tracking the storm on his website and new iPhone app. Full story...
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As Isaac approaches Gulf Coast, volunteers prepare here

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video Thankfully it looks like Hurricane Isaac has spared our part of the country, and local volunteers say they are ready to head down to the Gulf Coast if needed. Full story...
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Irene's legacy on NC Outer Banks remains with road

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A year after Hurricane Irene and the storm's only visual remnant on the road linking most of North Carolina's Outer Banks to the mainland is a prefab bridge crossing a breach scoured between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic. Full story...
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Local delegate rides out the storm at RNC

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video Tropical storm Isaac may be delaying the Republican National Convention but that's not going to stop the GOP from throwing a Grand Old Party. Full story...
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GOP delays convention business due to Isaac

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The Republican Party is delaying the bulk of its convention until Tuesday afternoon because of the severe weather expected from Tropical Storm Isaac. Full story...
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Despite storm, GOP expects convention open Monday

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Republican officials say they are moving forward with plans to hold the Republican National Convention on Monday as scheduled, despite an approaching tropical storm. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fisherman killed by lightning on NE Cape Fear River

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video He was known by his friends as "The Catfish King of the Northeast Cape Fear River." Sunday, Timothy "Timbo" Godwin died doing what he loved. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe T-Storm Watch canceled; still expect scattered storms

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Scattered showers and storms are possible throughout Saturday afternoon and evening. Full story...
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Tropical Storm Gordon gains, stays over Atlantic

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Tropical Storm Gordon is strengthening over the Atlantic but is expected to move away from the United States on a track over the open ocean. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Nat'l Weather Service clears air about UNCW 'tornado warning'

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video The National Weather Service is clearing the air about yesterday's funnel cloud over Wilmington. UNCW alerted students by issuing a tornado warning, even though one was never issued by the NWS. The storm cell caused a lot of ruckus in Wilmington monday, but with the wild weather there was some confusion. Full story...
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