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Sky spectacle: Partial solar eclipse coming Thursday

wusa9.com — Don't forget to look up Thursday. In the afternoon, a partial solar eclipse - where the moon covers a part of the sun - will be visible across much of the USA, barring any pesky clouds that could block the show.

Tropical depression forms near Mexico

usatoday.com — A tropical depression with winds of 35 mph has formed just west of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the Bay of Campeche, the National Hurricane Center reported. Formally known as Tropical Depression Nine, it's forecast to slowly move to the east, potentially becoming a tropical storm later Wednesday before sliding across the Yucatan on Thursday.

Wednesday's forecast: More rain for Northeast, Northwest

usatoday.com — The two spots that are forecast to see the most rain Wednesday are the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast, though some other areas will dodge the raindrops too. Northwest: A Pacific storm will continue to whirl off the coast, bringing chilly coastal and valley rain and mountain snow to the region.

Sky spectacle: Partial solar eclipse coming Thursday

usatoday.com — Don't forget to look up Thursday. In the afternoon, a partial solar eclipse - where the moon covers a part of the sun - will be visible across much of the USA, barring any pesky clouds that could block the show.

Hurricane Gonzalo hits Bermuda

usatoday.com — Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda late Friday as a powerful Category 2 storm, with winds estimated at 110 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported. As of 9 p.m. ET, Bermuda was in the eyewall of the hurricane, according to the hurricane center.

Hurricane Gonzalo to slam Bermuda today

wcnc.com — Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda on Friday morning as a powerful Category 4 storm, with winds of 130 mph. Even if the eye doesn't make direct landfall, the hurricane will still blast the tiny island nation.

Hurricane Gonzalo to slam Bermuda today

usatoday.com — Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda on Friday morning as a powerful Category 4 storm, with winds of 130 mph. Even if the eye doesn't make direct landfall, the hurricane will still blast the tiny island nation.

Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo roars toward Bermuda

11alive.com — Packing ferocious winds of up to 145 mph, Hurricane Gonzalo continued on a path toward Bermuda on Friday as a Category 4 storm. The eye of the storm is expected to pass within 29 miles of the island as a Category 3 storm, close enough to be considered a direct hit, the Bermuda Weather Service said.

Polar vortex 2: Not likely this winter

ksdk.com — Remember the polar vortex? It may be a distant memory this winter after federal forecasters said Thursday that a repeat of last year's extremely cold and snowy weather east of the Rockies is "unlikely." The winter weather forecast released Thursday morning from meteorologists at the Climate Prediction Center said the western part of the U.S.

Polar vortex 2: Not likely this winter

wcnc.com — Remember the polar vortex? It may be a distant memory this winter after federal forecasters said Thursday that a repeat of last year's extremely cold and snowy weather east of the Rockies is "unlikely." The winter weather forecast released Thursday morning from meteorologists at the Climate Prediction Center said the western part of the U.S.
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Oct 22, 2014

The eclipse will occur over most of North America, except for a small slice of eastern Canada and eastern New England usat.ly/1tKBYuF

Oct 22, 2014

Listen to USA TODAY's podcast for more about tomorrow's solar #eclipse bit.ly/1yllTts

Oct 22, 2014

A partial solar eclipse will be coming to a sky near you on Thursday.... weather permitting.... usat.ly/1tKBYuF via @usatoday

Oct 22, 2014

Fall fog: Hills appear to vanish into the fog and low clouds on Mt. Washington, NH. By Chris Bjorgolfsson @yourtake pic.twitter.com/y3Mo4UAjP0

Oct 22, 2014

Wednesday's forecast: More rain for Northeast, Northwest usat.ly/1tJXpMp via @usatoday

Oct 22, 2014

Sky spectacle: Partial solar eclipse coming Thursday usat.ly/1tKBYuF via @usatoday

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