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Tropical storm threatens East Coast July 4th plans

 A hurricane watch was issued for part of North Carolina’s coast early Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward, threatening Fourth of July plans along the East Coast. The hurricane watch in North Carolina covers an area from Bogue Inlet to Oregon Inlet, including Pamlico Sound. A tropical storm watch was in effect for parts

Pacific Ocean Holds Clue to Number of Atlantic Hurricanes

The Pacific Ocean holds one of the keys that forecasters say will determine how many hurricanes and tropical storms develop in the Atlantic this year. The size of the six-month storm season, which starts tomorrow, may depend on a pool of warmer-than-normal water in the equatorial Pacific. If that develops into an El Nino, wind