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What’s the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?
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What’s the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) in Costa Rica frequently issues green and yellow alerts for parts or all of the country. In fact, right now all of…

Rains pound Costa Rica, but don’t believe rumors of a hurricane, CNE says
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Costa Rica
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Rains pound Costa Rica, but don’t believe rumors of a hurricane, CNE says

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 28, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Monday issued a yellow alert for much of the country, citing heavy rains and soil saturation. Costa Ricans should expect rains…

Sun halo dazzles in sky over Costa Rica
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Sun halo dazzles in sky over Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 12, 2019

Did you see it? The Saturday morning sky above Costa Rica's Central Valley featured a (relatively) rare optical phenomenon known as a sun halo or 22 degree…

Experts predict continued rainfall deficits throughout Central America due to El Niño
Central America
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Central America
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Experts predict continued rainfall deficits throughout Central America due to El Niño

AFP and The Tico Times - April 27, 2019

The El Niño phenomenon will cause a rainfall deficit in Central America over the next three months, weather experts reported on Friday in San Salvador. According to…

Costa Rica issues ‘green alert’ due to high winds
Weather
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Weather
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Costa Rica issues ‘green alert’ due to high winds

The Tico Times - February 9, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) issued a green alert throughout Costa Rica due to high winds. The effects are expected to last throughout the weekend, with their…

Geminid meteor shower dazzling Costa Rica this week
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Geminid meteor shower dazzling Costa Rica this week

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2018

From our lookout point near Irazú Volocano National Park, the sky dazzled, glimmering stars outshining the glow of the city beneath us. The night sky has for…

Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May

L. Arias - May 29, 2017

May will end with a rainfall surplus that beat all forecasts. Precipitation levels so far this month are close to breaking 15 years of rainfall records, the National Meteorological Institute…

Tropical wave increases rains over Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tropical wave increases rains over Costa Rica

L. Arias - May 25, 2017

A tropical wave that entered Costa Rican territory from the Caribbean Sea on Wednesday is increasing rainfall over several regions, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported. The…

High temperatures expected to continue in Costa Rica for two more months
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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High temperatures expected to continue in Costa Rica for two more months

L. Arias - February 21, 2017

Hot temperatures recorded in the past few days in Costa Rica likely will remain constant until April, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Tuesday. IMN’s forecasts state…

Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four months
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four months

L. Arias - February 20, 2017

More than 200,000 residents of Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area will face daily water rationing in periods ranging from 6-12 hours at a time during the coming months,…