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This NOAA satellite image taken on Sept. 9, 2011, at 01:45 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Katia located about 360 miles northwest of Bermuda. (Associated Press/Weather Underground)

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This NOAA satellite image taken on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2011, at 2 a.m. EDT shows Tropical Storm Katia, which increased to hurricane strength on Sunday, at center right. Tropical Storm Lee is seen off the U.S. Gulf Coast at center left in the photo. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

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In an image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and made by the GOES East satellite, Hurricane Irene moves over the Bahamas on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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An image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made from the GEOS East satellite shows Hurricane Irene on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, as it moves northwest from the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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An image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and made from the GEOS East satellite shows Hurricane Irene on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, as it passes over Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The storm is on a track that could see it reach the Southeast coast of the United States as a major storm by the end of the week. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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This image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and taken at 6:45 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, shows Hurricane Irene (center right) positioned approximately 55 miles west-northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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A NOAA satellite image taken on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at 12 a.m. EDT shows Tropical Storm Irene in the lower right corner. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

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This image provided by NOAA-NASA GOES Project shows Hurricane Adrian on June 8, 2011, at 5:15 a.m. EDT. (Associated Press/NOAA-NASA GOES)

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This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows mature Atlantic tomcod at a NOAA rearing facility in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Most people think of evolution occurring gradually over thousands of years, but apparently no one told the Atlantic Tomcod. Over the last half-century or so the Hudson River fish has evolved to become resistant to toxic PCB that polluted the river, researchers reported Thursday. (AP Photo/Science)

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This satellite image from NOAA shows the breadth of the weather system. In the aftermath of the snow and ice, the storm will leave temperatures in the single digits or lower. (Associated Press)

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This satellite image provided by NOAA shows the winter storm covering the United States on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. Layers of dangerous ice and blowing snow closed roads and airports from Texas to Rhode Island on Tuesday as the monster storm began bearing down on the nation and those in its frigid path started to believe it would live up to its hype. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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This NOAA satellite image taken on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at 12:45 a.m. EST shows cloud cover and precipitation developing in the Northern Plains, ahead of disturbances in the West. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

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This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 1:00 a.m. EDT shows Tropical Storm Paula in the Caribbean Sea. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

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This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows widespread cloud cover over the Eastern Seaboard as an elongated low pressure trough over the East and the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole usher significant tropical moisture northward, into the region. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

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In this still image taken from video, Erin Heydenreich, left, of the Center for Whale Research, and Brad Hanson, a NOAA wildlife biologist, right, view killer whales from the air aboard the Zeppelin airship "Eureka," near San Juan Island, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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In this still image taken from video, Brad Hanson, a NOAA wildlife biologist, views killer whales from the air aboard the Zeppelin airship "Eureka," near San Juan Island, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite image taken on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at 4:45 a.m. EDT shows a swirl of clouds in the Atlantic Ocean associated with Hurricane Igor as it moves toward Bermuda as a Category 1 storm. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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This Monday Sept. 13, 2010, satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Igor, left, east of the Northern Leeward Islands and Tropical Storm Julia, right, south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Igor threatened to become a Category 5 storm Monday as it churned far out over the Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite image taken on Monday, Sept. 06, 2010, at 10:45 a.m. EDT shows clouds associated with Tropical Storm Hermine spinning in the western Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

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This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Earl taken at 3:15 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. National Weather Service meterologist Jeremy Schulz said early Friday morning that rain bands stretched about 140 miles inland in North Carolina and up to the southern tip of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. Sustained winds of about 30 mph were whipping the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/NOAA)