7 Weather 5pm Update, Wednesday, July 13
It has been more than a month since the last tropical storm, Colin.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
The National Weather Service in Phoenix issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Peoria, Surprise and Sun City until 8 p.m. Sunday.
- WMUR - Manchester
The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.3 magnitude earthquake around 8:05 p.m. in Deering.
A flood watch is up for DeKalb and McHenry counties, where up to 2 inches of rain has already fallen.
- The Telegraph
Millions of households across the south of England could be hit with hosepipe bans within days after the Environment Secretary urged more water companies to introduce urgent restrictions.
France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as its worst drought on record left parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in the winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne's office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that has forced scores of villages to rely on water deliveries by truck, prompted state-run utility EDF to curb nuclear power output and stressed crops. National weather agency Meteo France said it was the worst drought since records began in 1958 and that the drought was expected to worsen until at least the middle of the month.
- Statesman Journal
Multiple wildfires are burning around Oregon that have brought recreation closures to popular areas including Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake.
- LA Times
As Death Valley dries off from near record rains, some see the fingerprints of climate change
- LA Times
Forecasts for wind gusts of up to 30 mph pose risk of spreading deadly McKinney fire in Klamath National Forest.
We are still talking about the Saharan Dust and the National Hurricane Center is watching a tropical wave that could not be further away in the Atlantic.
- Reuters Videos
STORY: About 60 cars belonging to park visitors and staff were buried under several feet of debris at the Inn at Death Valley, an historic luxury hotel near the park headquarters in Furnace Creek, the site of a spring-fed oasis near the Nevada border, the park said in a statement.Floodwaters also pushed trash dumpsters into parked cars, shoved vehicles into each other, and swamped many facilities, some hotel rooms and business offices, it said.No injuries were reported. But about 500 visitors and 500 park staff were temporarily unable to leave the park because all roads into and out of Death Valley were closed, according to the statement. After work by emergency crews, authorities escorted the cars out of the area.Authorities are conducting aerial searches for stranded motorists but said they have not received reports of stranded cars, Death Valley National Park wrote on its Facebook page.They expect to reopen a particularly damaged area of Highway 190 by Tuesday (August 9).The flooding was unleashed by a torrential shower that dumped 1.46 inches of rain at Furnace Creek, nearly matching the previous daily record there of 1.47 inches measured from a downpour in 1988, park spokesperson Amy Wines said.
- USA TODAY
'I can't do it again': Can Appalachia blunt the devastating impacts of more flooding, climate change?
Appalachia is facing a harsh reality after historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky, killing at least 37 people and raising urgent climate questions.
Rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms have brought intense flooding to portions of the Southwest in recent days and weeks due to the North American monsoon kicking on all cylinders across the region. Many cities in the area received significantly more rainfall than normal for the month of July and AccuWeather forecasters say that the pattern isn't set to break anytime soon. The Southwest has been no stranger to heavy rain and flooding events recently. In Las Vegas, streets seemingly turned into
- Delaware Online | The News Journal
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- KMGH - Denver Scripps
Because of the heavy rain threat the Denver7 weather team is issuing a Weather Action Day beginning late Saturday evening and Sunday. Up to 1 to 3 inches of rain could fall in as little as 45 minutes during a strong thunderstorm today.
- Tacoma News Tribune
The sweaty times are coming back. A heat advisory starts at noon Saturday and is expected to last until at least Sunday night.
- Associated Press
Hundreds of hotel guests trapped by flash flooding at Death Valley National Park were able to drive out after crews cleared a pathway through rocks and mud, but roads damaged by floodwaters or choked with debris were expected to remain closed into next week, officials said Saturday. The National Park Service said Navy and California Highway Patrol helicopters have been conducting aerial searches in remote areas for stranded vehicles, but had found none. The park weathered 1.46 inches (3.71 centimeters) of rain at the Furnace Creek area.
- Palm Beach Daily News
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are keeping an eye on a tropical wave that they say could become a tropical depression by midweek.
Sunday’s forecast will be almost a carbon copy of Saturday’s weather.
FINALLY! Something to talk about in the Atlantic! A tropical wave is moving off the coast of Africa this weekend. Gradual development is expected as the storm moves WNW. The National Hurricane Center currently gives the disturbance a 30% chance of development in the next 5 days.