The torrential downpour on California has already left behind intense destruction and with more severe wet weather on the way, Californians are preparing to face a bigger mess. Dr. Marouane Temimi with the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology joins FOX Weather.
A giant wave capsized a boat off the coast of Oregon as a rescue crew attempted to save a stranded mariner on Friday, February 3, authorities said.Video released by the US Coast Guard (USCG) shows a student rescuer in training jumping into choppy surf six miles west of the mouth of the Columbia River, it said.As the rescuer swims towards the boat, a giant wave crashes onto it, capsizing it and sending the boater tumbling into the water.The USCG said multiple units responded to a mayday call from a disabled 35-foot vessel Sandpiper, which was taking on water on Friday morning.The rescue swimmer, a student of the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School, was deployed to the water where twenty-foot waves and extremely high windspeeds were reported, the USCG said.The boater was rescued by the swimmer after the wave hit and both were hoisted to safety. The boater was taken to hospital with minor injuries.Astoria Police Department later said they had arrested the boater, who they named as 35-year-old Jericho Labonte.Police said Labonte had posted a video of himself on Facebook earlier that week placing a dead fish on the front porch of the Goonies’ house. Labonte was wanted for wanted on charges of theft, endangering another person, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and criminal mischief. Credit: US Coast Guard via Storyful
- The Weather Network
A 30-degree temperature rebound is on the way for much of Eastern Canada in the coming days, but it comes at a catch.
The cold on Mount Washington in New Hampshire on Friday was producing a wind chill of -108F (-77C).
- Star News
Experts says sea levels will rise 11-13 inches along southeastern North Carolina by 2050, leaving towns to reconsider their place alongside the ocean.
- Fox Weather
The FOX Forecast Center said a building ridge of high pressures is expected to lead to temperatures that could be 10 to 20 degrees above normal.
- Raleigh News and Observer
It looks like something out of “The Neverending Story.” But it may be just a large pig released illegally into the woods.
- USA TODAY
Homeowners around the Outer Banks or in St. Augustine, Florida, are just some of those along the East Coast feeling the slow power of sea-level rise.
Other wild winter weather in the Northeast included sea smoke and steam devils.
- Fox Weather
A polar air mass that swept over Canada helped form icicles and snow-capped rocks at the base of Niagara Falls on Friday.
- Kansas City Star
At first, he didn’t quite recognize the fish he reeled in. But now he’s going to have it mounted.
- The State
Does SC still have any chance for snow the rest of the winter? Here’s what Farmer’s Almanac predicts
Several states have been pummeled by snow and ice this winter — not so much for South Carolina. What does Farmer’s Almanac say about the rest of the season?
- LA Times
One California water manager says Colorado River reservoirs aren't likely to refill. Scientists agree that the region needs to plan for a drier future.
- Fresno Bee
A winter storm warning starts Saturday night for the mountains.
- ABC News
A fire Sunday morning in a laundry room at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to issue a 90-minute ground stop on all United Airlines flights to Houston, officials said. The FAA issued the ground stop shortly before 5:30 a.m. local time and lifted it about 7 a.m., officials told ABC Houston station KTRK. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. in the airport's Terminal C in an employee laundry room, airport officials said on Twitter.
- LA Times
Salt Lake City's namesake is evaporating, and with it a resource crucial to the West's economy, weather and health — not to mention millions of migratory birds.
The island was destroyed by the same volcano that formed it seven years before.
- The Guardian
The fight to save the birds’ habitat ignites old frustrations over California’s engagement with tribal communities
- The Weather Network
Record wind chills were not only felt across Eastern Canada but also throughout the northeastern United States.
- Miami Herald
Miami and Fort Lauderdale received over four inches of rain Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.
- Sacramento Bee
Following Sunday’s storm, clear skies and sunshine are in the forecast for the start of the week.