Powerful storm pounds Southern California with rain, snow

U.S. 12/26/19, 21:22

A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel on major routes Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through the mountains north of Los Angeles and stopped traffic on Interstate 15 over Cajon Pass in ...

Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast

U.S. 11/11/19, 19:04

An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures. In mid-Michigan, three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that the Eaton County sheriff's department attributed to heavy ...

New evacuations, power outages near California wildfire

U.S. 10/26/19, 14:57

Authorities ordered at least 50,000 residents to evacuate towns near a massive Northern California wildfire Saturday, and the state's largest utility announced power shut-offs for an estimated 2.35 million people due to forecasts of severe winds and extreme fire danger. Two previous electricity shut-offs in recent weeks were carried out amid ...

Californians hit with 2nd round of sweeping blackouts

U.S. 10/24/19, 02:31

Dangerously windy weather sweeping through the state brought power outages to Northern California as the state's largest utility staged blackouts designed to prevent catastrophic wildfires. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Wednesday began rolling blackouts stretching from the Sierra foothills in the northeast to portions of the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

Photos captured inside eye of Hurricane Dorian

U.S. 09/02/19, 08:24

Despite catastrophic winds from Hurricane Dorian, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) still flew its aircraft into the eye of the storm to get an exact forecast. On its mission on Sunday, Sept. 1, NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft Kermit captured rare images from inside the eye of Hurricane Dorian. A stunning ...

Rains strand Washington drivers, flood White House basement

U.S. 07/08/19, 13:47

A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House's, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region. Water gushed into the press workspace in the basement near the White House's West Wing. Government employees worked to drain puddles of standing water with ...

Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in central Indiana

U.S. 06/17/19, 13:19

The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other buildings and downing trees.It says three EF2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph (210 kph) struck Greene, Monroe and Rush counties during Saturday's outbreak and an EF-1 tornado with winds reaching 100 mph ...

Pilot killed in crash wasn’t certified to fly in bad weather

New York 06/11/19, 16:07

The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, raising questions about why he took off in fog and steady rain. Tim McCormack, 58, was only certified to fly under ...

Mike Pence pledges to rebuild after Oklahoma flood damage

U.S. 06/04/19, 19:33

Vice President Mike Pence is pledging to rebuild parts of Oklahoma damaged by flooding. Pence, his wife and federal agency heads on Tuesday visited a food bank and toured Tulsa-area neighborhoods swamped after the swollen Arkansas River left its banks. Damage extends downstream into Arkansas following heavy spring rains. The Arkansas River ...

Texas peach growers seeing successful season despite weather

U.S. 06/01/19, 08:45

Central Texas peaches appear to be in abundant supply this year despite the crop enduring early and late freezes, heavy rain and strong spring winds.According to experts, most of the Hill Country fruit is ripening, but the best may be yet to come, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Many anticipate ...

Record flooding causes levee breach in western Arkansas

U.S. 05/31/19, 08:34

A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas. Officials said the levee breached at Dardanelle, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. Yell County officials had anticipated the breach and urged residents in the nearby ...

2 tornadoes confirmed in Texas storms, structures damaged

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:56

Forecasters say at least two tornadoes hit parts of north and east Texas in a storm system that damaged dozens of homes and left one person hurt.The National Weather Service has confirmed twisters struck Wednesday in the Heritage Trace subdivision of Fort Worth and also in Canton, 55 miles (88 ...

Pennsylvania faces a 3rd day of severe weather

U.S. 05/30/19, 12:40

Pennsylvania faces a third day of severe weather while people clean up from storms that downed trees, power lines and caused flooding.Thursday's forecast calls for storms that could pack damaging wind and hail. The risk continues for flash flooding.The Central Bucks School District has canceled classes in several schools because ...

Update: 1 Arkansas levee weakening, officials say

U.S. 05/30/19, 07:28

The Latest on flooding affecting parts of the United States (all times local):7:30 a.m.Officials in western Arkansas are carefully watching a levee that's beginning to deteriorate because of the overflowing Arkansas River.Flood waters surround homes in Fort Smith, Ark. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 as water from the Arkansas River continue ...

Update: Downed trees stop New York-Pittsburgh train

New York 05/29/19, 16:41

The Latest on severe weather in Pennsylvania (all times local):5:30 p.m.An Amtrak train from New York to Pittsburgh is stopped in central Pennsylvania because trees are down along its route.Business owners and workers assess flood damage as they to start cleanup, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Harmony, Pa. More storms ...

Heavy rains, high winds damage parts of Pennsylvania

U.S. 05/29/19, 11:06

Storm-driven floodwaters inundated parts of western Pennsylvania, sending torrents down the streets of one town and requiring several people to be helped by swiftwater rescue specialists.Zelienople (ZEE-lee-uh-no-pul) officials told drivers to avoid several streets because of severe flooding in the town about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Pittsburgh.A powerful ...

Tornado confirmed in Pennsylvania, damage to homes reported

U.S. 05/29/19, 03:25

The National Weather Service says a tornado has been confirmed in eastern Pennsylvania where damage to some homes occurred but there were no immediate reports of injuries.Meteorologist Jonathan O'Brien says a damage assessment team will be sent to the area Wednesday to determine the strength of the twister that struck ...

Tornadoes ravage Kansas City area in latest spasm of storms

New York 05/29/19, 02:29

A vicious storm tore through the Kansas City area, spawning tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes, and injured at least a dozen people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as New York City. Parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey were ...

Heeded alarms may have limited deaths in Ohio tornadoes

U.S. 05/29/19, 00:46

Strong Memorial Day tornadoes that spun through Ohio and Indiana smashed homes and businesses and sent thousands of people cowering in basements and closets, but just a single death was reported in the aftermath of the destructive storms.Hospitals reported that as many as 130 people were injured after the tornadoes ...

Update: Man hid under mattress to survive Kansas tornado

U.S. 05/28/19, 21:57

The Latest on tornadoes in the Midwest and Plains states (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A least a dozen homes have been destroyed or damaged in Linwood, Kansas, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports that 48-year-old Mark Duffin learned from his wife and a television ...

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