CBS2's Vanessa Murdock has your First Alert Forecast for June 18 at 6 p.m.
Meteorologists are tracking three tropical disturbances brewing in the Atlantic.
- 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.
- 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 Weather Network
On this day in weather history, California was hit by two massive earthquakes.
- 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 email@example.com. 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
- Tacoma News Tribune
Traps are currently being deployed in areas of infestation, marked by a bright orange buoy.
- LA Times
Sierra Pacific Industries says concerns over drought and wildfire risk are prompting closure of its forests to public access starting July 1.
- 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.
- USA TODAY
Sacramento firefighters had to create a water pit to extinguish a Tesla that kept reigniting in a wrecking yard.
Officials have asked people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to turn off lights amid a heatwave.
- Detroit Free Press
Burning debris is the top cause of Michigan wildfires.
- 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.
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.
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.
India may be a step closer to expanding its uranium production. Rajasthan, a state in the western part of the country, is hoping to mine the rare mineral, according to a report in Business Standard. Currently, the states of Jharkhand, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh have India’s largest uranium mines.
- Bradenton Herald
Here’s how much rain fell in Bradenton on Sunday, weather officials say.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Earning a dark sky park designation isn't just about whether the sky is dark enough. It requires things like lighting changes and community outreach.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Two has formed in the Atlantic and there is still plenty of reason to keep monitoring the northern Gulf of Mexico.