114F next weekend? It's possible!
- Miami Herald
The Atlantic basin looks a lot more like late July than late June this week, with two systems under watch and tropical storm warnings in effect for Trinidad and Tobago.
Meteorologists are tracking three tropical disturbances brewing in the Atlantic.
- Raleigh News and Observer
It can reduce visibility to zero, experts say.
- Idaho Statesman
“Plunging into cold water of any temperature becomes dangerous if you aren’t prepared,” the National Weather Service said.
- The State
Since late December, national geologists have reported 32 earthquakes and aftershocks in the town about 20 miles northeast of Columbia. Sunday’s quake was the strongest.
- The Conversation
During ice ages, ice sheets like the one in Greenland have covered much of Earth's surface. Thor Wegner/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. How many ice ages has the Earth had, and could humans live through one? – Mason C., age 8, Hobbs, New Mexico First, what is an ice age? It’s when the Earth has cold temperatures for a long time – millions to tens
- USA TODAY
One system in the Gulf of Mexico could bring drenching rains to portions of Texas and Louisiana this week, potentially resulting in flash flooding.
- Good Morning America
Millions of Americans had already been given a taste of sweltering temperatures by the time the summer solstice -- the longest day of the year and the official start of the summer season -- arrived last week. Following back-to-back dangerous heat waves that impacted a large swath of the nation over the past two weeks, much of the country will be bracing for more rounds of intense heat as summer continues. The final days of June and first days of July will likely bring above-average temperatures along the Gulf Coast, with building heat in the West.
- The Hill
Scientists have identified the first predators ever seen changing their reproductive strategy due to climate change: Distant relatives of the wolf, called African wild dogs. But their shift in reproduction — giving birth in cooler, winter temperatures — may actually be backfiring, as their young pups struggle to contend with the heat of worsening…
- LA Times
Sierra Pacific Industries says concerns over drought and wildfire risk are prompting closure of its forests to public access starting July 1.
- USA TODAY
Sacramento firefighters had to create a water pit to extinguish a Tesla that kept reigniting in a wrecking yard.
Flagstaff is experiencing its first major flood of the year as monsoon season is in full swing. Burn scars from the Pipeline, Haywire and Tunnel wildfires are posing a major risk for businesses and residents.
- Redding Record Searchlight
A fire west of Mount Shasta burned about 10 acres late Saturday and early Sunday before crews stopped the forward progress of the blaze.
Officials have asked people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to turn off lights amid a heatwave.
Fellow villagers have praised an Indonesian man for capturing a crocodile longer than 4 metres (13 ft) on the island of Sulawesi using just a rope. The giant reptile can be seen in a video being secured around the jaws by Usman, who, like many Indonesians, goes by one name. Usman said it had been roaming the area for at least two days, frightening the inhabitants.
- The Weather Network
The plastic industry emits at least 232 million tons of greenhouse gases annually, which is equivalent to the emissions from 116 coal-fired power plants, experts say.
- The Desert Sun
Desert Sun readers sound off about water.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Two has formed in the Atlantic and there is still plenty of reason to keep monitoring the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- Bradenton Herald
Here’s how much rain fell in Bradenton on Sunday, weather officials say.
After cooler-than-normal weather held in place in the Pacific Northwest during the spring months, the first taste of summer arrived on Friday and Saturday. While the heat has not been as intense as what was felt during the record-shattering heat last year, high temperatures over 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average have been recorded over the past couple of days. AccuWeather forecasters say the heat will continue into early week, but relief will quickly follow. The increase in heat followed a per