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Hurricane Florence growing in size and strength as it heads toward Carolinas, max winds now 140 mph

Hurricane Florence growing in size and strength as it heads toward Carolinas, max winds now 140 mphFlorence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.



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The Latest: Winds still driving Southern California fire

The Latest: Winds still driving Southern California fireLAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):



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Western US firefighters to face gusty winds, then building heat as Carr Fire explodes to over 145,000 acres

Western US firefighters to face gusty winds, then building heat as Carr Fire explodes to over 145,000 acresAs the Carr Fire has exploded to more than 145,000 acres, residents and firefighters across the western United States are bracing for an uptick in heat and continuing dry weather.



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Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning winds

Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning windsCrews battling a deadly wildfire in California faced a resurgence of gusty winds on Thursday, hampering progress they were making this week to keep the blaze from spreading. Strong gusts began kicking up again on Wednesday night across upper ridge lines of the fire’s mountainous western flank, where the blaze, sparked by a vehicle malfunction on July 23, was burning largely unchecked. The 11-day-old Carr Fire, which has scorched nearly 126,000 acres (51,000 hectares) in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region north of Sacramento, remains the largest and most fearsome of 18 significant wildfires burning across California and more than 100 nationwide.



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Strong Winds Fuel Wildfires in San Francisco, California

Strong Winds Fuel Wildfires in San Francisco, CaliforniaEvacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California



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Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen

Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen(Reuters) – A stubborn Colorado wildfire grew by around a fifth on Saturday, consuming sparsely populated land as low humidity and high winds left firefighters bracing for it to spread, officials said. “Weather will be a concern this weekend as critical fire weather conditions are expected,” fire officials said in a Saturday email update on the so-called 416 Fire. “Southwest to west winds will be strengthening across southwest Colorado this weekend.” The Haines Index, used by firefighters to assess the stability and dryness of air over fires, is at its maximum level of six, officials said.



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Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen

Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen(Reuters) – A stubborn Colorado wildfire grew by around a fifth on Saturday, consuming sparsely populated land as low humidity and high winds left firefighters bracing for it to spread, officials said. “Weather will be a concern this weekend as critical fire weather conditions are expected,” fire officials said in a Saturday email update on the so-called 416 Fire. “Southwest to west winds will be strengthening across southwest Colorado this weekend.” The Haines Index, used by firefighters to assess the stability and dryness of air over fires, is at its maximum level of six, officials said.



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Powerful nor’easter slams East Coast with high winds, flooding

Powerful nor’easter slams East Coast with high winds, floodingPower is out, planes are grounded and flood waters are rising in many sections of the Northeast tonight, as rain, heavy snow and vicious winds pummel the region.



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Video of strong winds exposing President Trump's scalp sends internet into a tailspin

Video of strong winds exposing President Trump's scalp sends internet into a tailspinA video of President Donald Trump's hair getting violently blown by a gust of wind as he boards Air Force One is currently making the rounds online.



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Winds seen as factor in Costa Rica plane crash that killed 12

Winds seen as factor in Costa Rica plane crash that killed 12Punta Islita (Costa Rica) (AFP) – Strong winds were seen as a factor in the crash of a small plane in Costa Rica that killed all 10 US passengers on board and two local crew members, according to officials and witnesses.



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