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Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May
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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…

Cold front brings heavy rains, winds through Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cold front brings heavy rains, winds through Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - January 9, 2017

Costa Rica's bad weather blues just won't quit. Still reeling from a deadly hurricane and seeing an uptick in ashfall from Turrialba Volcano, the country is now…

Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding

L. Arias - November 17, 2016

Heavy showers and strong winds in much of the country prompted the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to declare a preventive alert on Thursday to warn people in…

National Emergency Commission issues preventive alert for heavy rains
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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National Emergency Commission issues preventive alert for heavy rains

L. Arias - October 19, 2016

Severe rains caused by a low-pressure system that entered Costa Rica over the weekend prompted the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to issue a Preventive — Green— Alert for the…

Thursday rains cause flooding, emergencies in 23 cantons
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Thursday rains cause flooding, emergencies in 23 cantons

L. Arias - October 7, 2016

Heavy rains in Costa Rica caused by the indirect influence of Hurricane Matthew prompted the evacuation of 153 people on Thursday evening in three provinces, the National…

Landslides prompt forced evacuation of some 80 people west of San José
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Costa Rica
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Landslides prompt forced evacuation of some 80 people west of San José

L. Arias - September 6, 2016

The risk of a massive landslide in the southwestern San José canton of Mora prompted municipal officials to order the evacuation of some 20 families living in…

Low-pressure system over Costa Rica brings rain
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Low-pressure system over Costa Rica brings rain

L. Arias - June 21, 2016

Heavy rains on Monday morning in various regions of Costa Rica were the result of a low-pressure system, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported. The weather phenomenon caused scattered…

First showers of the rainy season cause spike in traffic jams, accidents
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Costa Rica
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First showers of the rainy season cause spike in traffic jams, accidents

L. Arias - June 6, 2016

Thousands of motorists have been forced to deal with the frustration of spending up to five hours stuck in traffic as the first days of the rainy season…

El Niño heat expected to last through May
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Climate Change
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El Niño heat expected to last through May

L. Arias - March 24, 2016

National Meteorological Institute (IMN) forecasts state that high temperatures currently felt across most of Costa Rica will rise up to 3 degrees Celsius in coming weeks due…

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