Unusually wet spring delays California crops, damages others

U.S. 05/21/19, 16:14

California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes.Rice grower Kurt Richter said Tuesday that storms forced him to wait weeks to start seeding his land in Colusa County. And rice that he ...

Update: I-70 in Colorado partially reopened after slide

Baseball 05/21/19, 14:35

The Latest on a late spring snow storm in the Rockies (all times local):1:35 p.m.Interstate 70 in western Colorado has partially reopened after a rock slide.Frisco resident Dianne Stuhr walks with her dogs, Winston and Patty, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, along Tenmile Creek in Frisco, Colo. Nearby Breckenridge Ski Resort ...

Late spring Rockies snow cancels flights, downs limbs

Baseball 05/21/19, 11:26

A late spring storm has dumped heavy, wet snow in Colorado and Wyoming, cancelling flights and snapping newly greened up tree limbs.The check in lines were long at Denver International Airport Tuesday morning with travelers from earlier canceled flights hoping to fly out.In western Colorado, a rock slide has closed ...

Update: Tornadoes give way to heavy rain in Oklahoma

Texas 05/20/19, 21:35

The Latest on a round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains (all times local):9:30 p.m.The tornado threat is decreasing and the flash flooding threat is increasing across Oklahoma as what had been seen as a "particularly dangerous" storm system progressed through the state.National Weather Service meteorologist John Pike in ...

Another round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains

Texas 05/20/19, 17:37

Officials closed schools, evacuated military aircraft and issued high-water warnings Monday with another round of severe weather potentially including tornadoes forecast for the Southern Plains. School districts in Oklahoma City, nearby Norman and elsewhere canceled classes as forecasts also call for hail and wind gusts of up to 80 mph (128 ...

4 tornadoes reported in West Texas, same storm system

Texas 05/19/19, 20:50

Forecasters say four tornadoes struck parts of West Texas in severe weather that damaged some homes and businesses.The National Weather Service on Sunday reported two tornadoes hit parts of San Angelo a day earlier. Another twister was reported Saturday in Ballinger (BAL'-in-zher). A fourth tornado struck Abilene.Meteorologist Terry Huber (HYOO'-ber) ...

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

Texas 05/18/19, 16:29

A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. Tornadoes touched down Friday in Kansas and rural parts of Nebraska, tearing up trees and powerlines, and damaging some homes and farm ...

Update: Strong winds in Arkansas down trees, cut power

U.S. 05/18/19, 16:23

The Latest on severe weather in the Southern Plains (all times local):4:00 p.m.Arkansas officials say suspected tornadoes have damaged homes, downed trees and cut power to some areas in the western part of the state.Letter carrier James Hurtado resets a small U.S. flag into a tree stump while delivering the ...

Bakery swamped by Harvey loses Kosher license after 70 years

Business 05/18/19, 08:31

A Houston bakery has lost its decades-long Kosher certification as it struggles to recover financially after being swamped by Hurricane Harvey.The Three Brothers Bakery, which has three locations, was ready to celebrate its 70th anniversary this month when the owners were informed that the certification was being revoked, the Houston ...

Late-season storm brings snow, rain to California

California 05/16/19, 12:56

Slopes of the Sierra Nevada sported fresh powder Thursday as a late-spring storm with a winter-like potency moved through California, adding to snowpack and rainfall accumulations that were already well above normal.Four hikers caught in the elements were rescued on the far north's Redwood Coast and two people trapped on ...

Yosemite road to close ahead of Northern California storms

California 05/15/19, 14:47

A cold front expected to dump rain and snow in Northern California starting Wednesday has prompted the closure of a popular road at Yosemite National Park and left outdoors businesses bracing for smaller crowds through the weekend.Yosemite National Park spokeswoman Scott Gediman said Glacier Point Road will close at 6 ...

Cold front to bring rain, snow to Northern California

California 05/14/19, 18:51

A cold front traveling down to Northern California from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to dump at least a foot of snow (30 centimeters) in higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada, weeks before the start of summer, officials said Tuesday.The first and strongest storm will arrive Wednesday afternoon and ...

National weather radar system upgrades are on track

U.S. 05/10/19, 15:18

An eight-year plan for a major upgrade to the nation's weather radar stations to help predict dangerous storms and improve air traffic safety is on track at the midway point, a federal official said Friday.The improvements will keep the 25-year-old system viable into the 2030s, said Jessica Schultz, deputy director ...

Schools close in Houston area after storms drench area

U.S. 05/10/19, 06:51

Schools shut down Friday in the Houston area after an overnight storm dumped heavy rainfall on the flood-prone city, though forecasters said the high waters were expected to recede as the storms let up.The National Weather Service said most areas saw about 1 to 3 inches of rain late Thursday ...

Update: Damage reported in Alabama amid tornado warnings

U.S. 05/09/19, 14:14

The Latest on storms and flooding in the Midwest and Deep South (all times local):1:35 p.m.Storms are dumping heavy rains and leaving a path of damage in the Deep South.The Pearl Presbyterian Church's sign is reflected in floodwaters in Pearl, Miss., on Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)The ...

Severe storms tear roof from Arkansas apartment complex

U.S. 05/09/19, 08:25

Several people were injured when a possible tornado tore the roof off an Arkansas apartment building, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on already drenched areas throughout the nation's midsection. The severe weather moved eastward Thursday after forcing people from their homes in Kansas, ...

India assesses damage as Cyclone Fani moves to Bangladesh

World 05/04/19, 02:53

Indian officials are trying to find out if there are any casualties from Cyclone Fani, after one of the biggest storms to hit the eastern coast in decades tore through the state of Odhisha, causing heavy damage to infrastructure.Randeep Kumar of the National Disaster Response Force says roads are blocked ...

2 reported South Texas tornadoes leave damage, no injuries

Texas 05/03/19, 18:12

Several tornadoes were reported across south central Texas, leaving damage in their wake but no reports of injuries as severe thunderstorms rumbled across the region.The National Weather Service says two tornadoes were reported about 9 a.m. Friday morning in the La Grange area, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of ...

More than 1 million children affected by Mozambique cyclones

World 05/03/19, 03:39

Isabella Mussa has not set foot in a classroom or read a book for the past week. For the 13-year-old, displaced by a deadly cyclone in northern Mozambique, it feels like a lifetime.Yet she is called one of the lucky ones. More than 1 million children have been affected by ...

Cyclone Fani hits India’s east coast; 1.2 million evacuated

World 05/03/19, 00:57

Cyclone Fani has made landfall on India's eastern coast as a grade 5 storm, lashing the emptied beaches with rain and wind gusting up to 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour.The India Meterological Department says the "extremely severe" cyclone in the Bay of Bengal hit the coastal state of Odisha ...

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