FOX 32's Kaitlin Cody breaks down today's weather outlook.
Pockets of heavy rain and thunderstorms swept across the Southwest on Thursday night, prompting flash flood warnings in southern Nevada, far southeastern California and Arizona. The gusty storms knocked out power to many Las Vegas residents and flooded numerous roadways, including the famous Las Vegas Strip. Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas recorded 0.58 of an inch of rainfall from thunderstorms in just an hour, nearly double what the site typically observes for August. Surrounding
- NBC News
Las Vegas was hit with fresh flash floods Thursday night just two weeks after casinos and hotels in the tourist hotspot were flooded with water during monsoonal rains.
- Miami Herald
The drought in Europe is on track to be the worst one in 500 years, experts say.
- Miami Herald
A disturbance began to develop Friday just offshore of southeastern Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said.
- Business Insider
Videos show Las Vegas casinos underwater again following flash floods, the latest in a string of extreme weather events
One clip from inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino showed card tables being soaked as water fell from the ceiling.
- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Kids found the snake in their bedroom, only to have it disappear and turn up later under the bedside table, the sheriff’s office said.
- The Columbus Dispatch
In publication since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting an "unreasonably cold, snowy" winter in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.
- Reuters Videos
STORY: Footage showed the bear wobbling and whining as she sat belly-up in the back of a pick-up truck, after people rescued the visibly-debilitated animal from the forest.Mad honey, or "deli bal" in Turkish, is a type of rhododendron honey that can have hallucinogenic effects.The bear was brought to a vet, where she was receiving treatment and would likely be released into the wild in the coming days, local authorities said, adding that she was in good condition.
- The Guardian
Hundreds were marooned in the downpour as the climate crisis increases the likelihood of extreme weather
- LA Times
Footage from a television news helicopter showed the Sam fire, which is burning near Gorman, producing an apparent fire tornado.
- TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers
Saharan Air Layer dust clouds can travel and impact locations around the globe, thousands of miles away from its African origins.
What does drought mean and what are the implications for water, food, rivers and wildlife?
- The Coloradoan
While the Perseids meteor shower will peak this weekend, "expectations are low" with a supermoon set to outshine it. Here are some viewing tips anyway.
- Tallahassee Democrat
Ominous steering currents for Florida may be on horizon as quiet hurricane season persists | WeatherTiger
That slow start to Florida's hurricane season doesn’t mean much, unfortunately. September's peak is still coming.
Climate change is exacerbating conditions in Europe where hotter temperatures are speeding up evaporation.
HOSTENS, France (Reuters) -A "monster" wildfire raged for a third day in southwestern France on Thursday, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes. With no let-up in scorching temperatures likely before the weekend, firefighters backed by water-bombing aircraft battled on many fronts, saying the massive fire could change direction at any moment. "It's an ogre, it's a monster," Gregory Allione from the French firefighters body FNSPF told RTL radio.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Arizona's State Land Department unlawfully allowed Fondomonte to pump unlimited amounts of groundwater at no cost. That must stop.
- The Hill
The American West is experiencing its driest period in human history, a megadrought that threatens health, agriculture and entire ways of life. DRIED UP is examining the dire effects of the drought on the states most affected — as well as the solutions Americans are embracing. It’s difficult to capture the scale of the drought…
- Miami Herald
A disturbance in the Atlantic won’t disturb anyone as development chances dim to near 0%, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Thursday morning.
- The Week
Newsom unveils plan to store more water as California gets drier