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Dangerous Hurricane continues to lash Grand Bahama Island as seen in this GOES-East image from @NOAASatellites on Monday afternoon, September 2, 2019. For the latest forecast go to www.hurricanes.gov

NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters have been flying ‘round the clock into Hurricane Dorian. This is a radar image as NOAA42, a.k.a. Kermit, was in the eye of the storm. Get the latest forecast at www.hurricanes.gov

update as of 2 pm EDT: Hurricane Hunter aircraft finds is now a major hurricane - poses a significant threat to and the northwest , according to the @NOAA @NWS National Hurricane Center (on Twitter at @NHC_Atlantic and on web at hurricanes.gov/). ***If you're in the region of this dangerous storm, PREPARE NOW. *** ---> For a one-stop page of web, imagery and social media resources, please visit noaa.gov/Dorian. Animation from @NOAASatellites: As Hurricane Dorian churned across the warm waters of the western Atlantic on Aug. 30, 2019, NOAA's GOES-East satellite watched the storm's eye develop between 9:50 and 11:05 a.m. EDT. -------------------

NOAA's GOES-East captured this image of Hurricane Dorian as it churns north of Puerto Rico on August 29, 2019. Get the latest forecast at www.hurricanes.gov

After 4 hurricanes in 6 weeks, this state knows what it means to prepare. 2004 was a very active hurricane season, a fact the state of Florida knows all too well. Check out this story about Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne and the lessons learned about tropical cyclones. https://go.usa.gov/xVjum

This summer, NOAA researchers are studying an unusual feature of Lake Huron: giant sinkholes. Scientists already estimate how much water comes into and out of the Great Lakes by measuring precipitation, runoff, evaporation and other processes; these “deposits” and “withdrawals” all play into NOAA’s forecasts of Great Lakes water levels. Photo courtesy of David J. Ruck/Great Lakes Outreach Media. > Find out more in our story from @NOAAResearch at https://go.usa.gov/xVTCx

Just in: NOAA forecasters have *increased* the chance of a busy Atlantic hurricane season. --> See our news release and download graphics at http://bit.ly/HurrSeasonUpdate2019 Today, we released our scheduled update to the 2019 Atlantic Outlook issued in May. NOAA forecasters have *raised* their Atlantic hurricane season prediction to 10-17 named storms of which 5-9 could become hurricanes, including 2-4 major hurricanes. HOWEVER: It only takes one storm to cause loss of life and property. PREPARE NOW. The peak months of hurricane season are usually from August through October. The season officially ends November 30. Several factors influence the updated outlook, including the end of El Nino (announced today), which typically suppresses hurricane activity. Other conditions that can stimulate more activity include a stronger West African monsoon, weaker wind shear across the central and eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean, and wind patterns coming off Africa that can spin up storms far more easily. STAY INFORMED: For late-breaking hurricane watches and warnings this season, -- bookmark http://www.hurricanes.gov/ and http://www.weather.gov -- follow the NOAA 's National Hurricane Center on Twitter at @NHC_Atlantic and NOAA's National Weather Service at @NWS. -- Visit Ready.gov for tips on how to prepare for hurricane season now.

TODAY, 7/31, from 3-4 pm EDT: Join us for a sharky on the @NOAAFisheries Twitter feed with Dr. Tobey Curtis, a scientist. He'll discuss advances in how we tag sharks in order study their behavior and answer your questions. --> Tag your Qs to Dr. Curtis on Twitter with . Details at https://bit.ly/2K5EqIO. [NOAA PHOTO: NOAA Fisheries scientist Dr. Tobey Curtis holds a tagged bull shark pup. Tobey helped tag this shark, so he and other scientists can monitor its movements. Research like this helps us learn more about sharks, so we can best monitor and manage healthy shark populations.] "See" you then!

It's that time again... Follow @NOAAFisheries and sink your teeth into this week! --> More at https://go.usa.gov/xy6Eq [NOAA Fisheries photo of the teeth of a blue shark.]

This week: Four ocean gliders are setting off to sea from Puerto Rico to bring back data scientists hope will improve the accuracy of hurricane forecast models. The robotic, unmanned gliders [like the one shown above] are equipped with sensors to measure salt content and temperature as they move through the ocean at different depths. The gliders, which can operate in hurricane conditions, collect data during dives down to a half mile below the sea surface and transmit the data to satellites when they surface. --> Find more in our story from @NOAAResearch at https://go.usa.gov/xymgh.

Are you tracking in the Gulf of Mexico? Stay informed and stay safe. Get the latest forecast from hurricanes.gov and your local forecast at weather.gov

Our weekend national weather forecast is out: Typical summer heat and humidity likely for much of U.S.; Beware of excessive heat in parts of the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and even Alaska. --> See what's likely for your location: https://go.usa.gov/xyTY6 (Pro tip: Keep hydrated and keep cool wherever you go.) via 's @NWS to all! [Photo: Fourth of July fireworks show seen behind San Francisco’s Coit Tower. Credit: George Perkins/istock.]

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