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  • Los Angeles Oct 28, 2019

    Kincade Fire Grows to 74,324 Acres, Destroys 123 Structures

    Firefighters on Monday continued to battle a destructive wildfire in Northern California’s wine country, trying to beat back flames that forced thousands to flee their homes.

  • Los Angeles Oct 27, 2019

    ‘Take Care of Each Other’: California’s Wind-Driven Blaze Spurs Massive Evacuations

    With ferocious winds driving multiple wildfires through bone-dry vegetation and nearly 200,000 people ordered to leave their homes, California’s governor declared a statewide emergency Sunday. Meanwhile, millions of residents remained without power after the state’s largest utility cut electricity as a precaution to prevent more areas from igniting. The biggest evacuation was in Northern California’s Sonoma County where 180,000 people...

  • Associated Press Oct 23, 2019

    Californians Hit With 2nd Round of Sweeping Blackouts

    Lights went out across large portions of Northern California on Wednesday, as the state’s largest utility began its second massive blackout in two weeks, citing the return of dangerous fire weather. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said the rolling blackouts that initially stretched from the Sierra foothills to north of the San Francisco Bay Area would ultimately impact a half-million...

  • New York Oct 3, 2019

    Top Weather Scientist Dies in Rough Surf After Forecast of Risk

    A top weather forecasting official, who oversaw the government’s prediction centers that track ocean, hurricane and even space conditions, has died in rough seas on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. William Lapenta, 58, died Monday after lifeguards pulled him from the surf off the coastal town of Duck, local officials said. The National Weather Service had issued a warning earlier Monday...

  • Puerto Rico Sep 25, 2019

    Karen Exits Caribbean After Causing Flooding, Power Outages

    Authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported limited power outages, flooding and landslides as Tropical Storm Karen swirled away from the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday. Some schools and government offices were expected to reopen in the region with the exception of those in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Ernesto Morales, a meteorologist with the National...

  • United States Sep 24, 2019

    Slow-Moving TS Karen Drops Heavy Rain Over Puerto Rico, USVI

    Tropical Storm Karen drenched the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday as it bore down on an earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico still scarred by a hurricane two years ago. Heavy squalls were expected to hit some areas of the U.S. territories overnight as the storm moved slowly over the region and headed to open waters. Forecasters said the heaviest rains would affect...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 16, 2019

    Florida Boy Who Survived Dorian Gets Heartwarming Return From Classmates

    Three-year old Makai Simmons received a warm welcome from his classmates when he finally returned to school in Florida after getting stuck in the Bahamas when Hurricane Dorian hit the island.

  • Sep 2, 2019

    Tornadoes, Storm Surges as Dorian Sweeps Stateside

    Dorian strengthened again as it left the coast of Florida, spinning off twisters in both Carolinas and drenching towns in floodwaters.

  • Donald Trump Sep 5, 2019

    Called Out by Meteorologists, Trump Clings to Dorian Alabama Claim

    Under fire from prominent meteorologists for giving out incorrect information on the path of Hurricane Dorian, President Donald Trump on Thursday doubled down on his assertion that the storm was at one point headed for Alabama, NBC News reported. He tweeted that coverage of his claim — including the moment when he showed a week-old map that had been doctored...

  • Donald Trump Aug 29, 2019

    Dorian Upgrades to Category 2, Could Become Category 4 Hurricane as It Heads for Florida

    Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the second hurricane of the 2019 season swirled toward the U.S., with forecasters warning it will...

  • Asher Klein Aug 7, 2019

    The Secret to Shark Sightings Might Just Be Blowing in the Wind

    A forecast of “partly cloudy with a chance of sharks” might actually one day be useful for beachgoers, if a meteorologist’s theory connecting shark sightings with wind speed holds true. So far, the data supports a connection between the two, according to Massachusetts meteorologist Joe Merchant, who now lives in Texas and has an endless fascination with sharks.

  • China Jul 20, 2019

    ‘It Never Stops’: US Farmers Now Face Extreme Heat Wave After Floods and Trade War

    In the past year, torrential rains have dumped water on U.S. farmlands, destroying acreage and delaying crops from getting planted on time. Now, farmers face another hurdle: a stifling heat wave that’s spreading across the United States and is expected to be the worst in the farm regions, including Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. “Every time we think...

  • King Jul 5, 2019

    Alaska’s Largest City Sets High-Temperature Record

    Alaskans who routinely pack knit caps and fleece jackets in summer on Friday were swapping them for sunscreen and parasols amid a prolonged heatwave. Residents of Anchorage and other south-central cities completed a fifth week of above-normal temperatures, including a record high 90 degrees (32.22 Celsius) Thursday in the state’s largest city.

  • NBC Jul 1, 2019

    Freak Summer Hailstorm Leaves Guadalajara Covered in Ice Overnight

    Residents in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara in the State of Jalisco, Mexico, woke up buried in hail Sunday morning after an unusual freak summer hailstorm hit overnight. The phenomenon left six suburbs of Guadalajara, the state’s capital, covered in thick hail, with up to five-feet of accumulation in some areas burying cars and trucks, and leaving people trapped in...

  • New Jersey Jun 20, 2019

    Storms Bring Tornadoes, Floods, Power Outages Across the US

    Storms were blamed for two deaths and left hundreds of thousands of people without power across the southern United States, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along a line from Texas to Alabama overnight and into Thursday morning, the national Storm Prediction Center reported. Similar damage continued later in the day in parts of...

  • Governor Mar 13, 2018

    154K+ Remain Without Power in Massachusetts as Blizzard Blasts Region

    The third major nor’easter to hit the Northeast in two weeks lashed a storm-weary New England with heavy snow, whipping winds and blizzard conditions in some areas.

  • California Jun 6, 2019

    Monster Swarm of Ladybugs Shows Up on Weather Radar

    Though it looked like the San Diego region was about to be drenched in a soggy downpour, it was actually something sort of magical. A giant swarm of ladybugs making its way across the National Weather Service radar had many scratching their heads Wednesday.

  • California Jun 5, 2019

    Monster Swarm of Ladybugs Shows Up on Weather Radar

    Though it looked like the San Diego region was about to be drenched in a soggy downpour, it was actually something sort of magical. A giant swarm of ladybugs making its way across the National Weather Service radar had many scratching their heads Wednesday.

  • Donald Trump Jun 3, 2019

    Oklahomans Clean Up After Flood; Arkansans Brace for Crest

    Storm-weary residents in Oklahoma were gutting waterlogged homes Sunday as the Arkansas River continued its slow crest rolling hundreds of miles downstream, even as many kept a cautious eye on this week’s weather forecasts showing more rain. In the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs — among the first communities inundated when the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers started releasing more...

  • New Jersey May 29, 2019

    Tornado Rips Through Kansas City Suburbs as Storms Move East

    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. The latest round of damaging weather in the central U.S. came a day after violent storms...

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