Historic floodwaters raged through Yellowstone National Park this week, tearing out bridges and pouring into nearby homes. (June 15)
- Associated Press
For National Park Service fisheries biologist Jeff Arnold, it was a moment he'd been dreading. Bare-legged in sandals, he was pulling in a net in a shallow backwater of the lower Colorado River last week, when he spotted three young fish that didn't belong there. Minutes later, the park service confirmed their worst fear: smallmouth bass had in fact been found and were likely reproducing in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam.
- Naples Daily News
No new tropical cyclones are expected over the next five days but as Tropical Storm Colin reminded us, conditions can change rapidly.
- The Stockton Record
Some 1,200 firefighters are battling the Electra Fire, which has forced evacuations near Jackson, California, after tripling in size overnight.
- LA Times
Out-of-control Electra fire threatens more than 1,000 structures and prompts multiple evacuation orders in Amador and Calaveras counties.
Millions are battling flooding and overflowing sewers as monsoon rains lash India's financial capital.
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- The Stockton Record
Firefighters are battling a fresh wildfire that broke out Monday at a recreation area in Amador County packed with Fourth of July revelers.
- Associated Press
Evacuation orders were expanded Tuesday for remote California communities near a wildfire that may have been sparked by fireworks or a barbecue on the Fourth of July in a mountainous region that's a top tourism destination. The Electra Fire in Sierra Nevada Gold Country broke out Monday afternoon and tripled in size to about 6.1 square miles (15.8 square kilometers). “The rate of spread isn’t what it was like yesterday, but it is still spreading,” said Amador County Sheriff Gary Redman.
- Argus Leader
Peak winds so far were measured at 96 mph in Huron, and 99 mph near Howard, the NWS stated.
On July 5, a late-afternoon rain storm caused flash flooding of roads near Nageezi, New Mexico.
As millions of residents found themselves in the path of severe storms Tuesday, one state in particular received a colorful concoction in the skies as rain and hail fell. Storms passed through South Dakota during the Tuesday afternoon hours, leaving behind considerable rainfall, hail and wind reports. The most unique portion of the severe weather came in its particular hue, eschewing the typical gloomy grey skies for a green shade more in common with night vision goggles than daytime thunderstor
Bonnie is now a major hurricane. The Atlantic has several tropical waves but nothing is expected to become a tropical cyclones for now.
- Idaho Statesman
The fire, which started near the World Center for Birds of Prey on Monday evening, has been contained.
- The Conversation
How hot is too hot for the human body? Our lab found heat + humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize
Long-term exposure to high heat can become lethal. Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesHeat waves are becoming supercharged as the climate changes – lasting longer, becoming more frequent and getting just plain hotter. One question a lot of people are asking is: “When will it get too hot for normal daily activity as we know it, even for young, healthy adults?” The answer goes beyond the temperature you see on the thermometer. It’s also about humidity. Our research shows the combination of the two can get da
- LA Times
The number of people missing is reduced to five after several hikers were reported safe, following a deadly avalanche in northern Italy.
A snake combusted after sparking a power outage that struck 9,800 homes in Japan's Fukushima amid a heatwave
The Tohoku Electric Power Company said the snake could have slithered over a live fire, causing a power surge that led to the blackout.
A population of an invasive fly from Asia has been discovered in North Carolina, confirming a prediction from agriculture experts that it was only a matter of time before the potentially destructive pest reached the state.
- KMGH - Denver Scripps
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for northwestern Elbert County and south-central Arapahoe County until 3:30 p.m.
- Miami Herald
“Given the warm weather and tight fit of the container, it was important to try and free the cub quickly.”
A large dome of hot air, responsible for many days of extreme temperatures, will expand westward from the southern Plains to much of the Western United States later this week, AccuWeather meteorologists say. As the heat expands, the frequency of thunderstorms will diminish over the Southwest, while some places over the southern Plains that have dodged rain for weeks could have an opportunity for a downpour. The extreme heat was produced by the persistence of a large northward bulge in the jet st