Some major cities in the Pacific Northwest have broken heat records with triple digit temperatures, triggering concern in areas where air conditioning is hard to come by. Portland hit a record 102 degrees yesterday and Seattle also hit a record 94 degrees. By the end of the week, some parts of Washington and Oregon could reach upwards of 110 degrees.
Ride along with a 4Runner driver on a cruise through the flood-ravaged roads of Death Valley National Park.
From a trickle of water running between rocks in a dry, barren, mountainside landscape to a roaring river in a matter of mere minutes: Monsoon floods in the Southwest escalate quickly. Each summer, Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer, who may be best known for chasing tornadoes, goes on "flash flood chases" in which he aims to capture the moment that the rainwaters transform the parched landscape into a dangerous wall of water. A dramatic video recently captured by Timmer perfectly illustrated the
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Narratives around this disaster have run amuck with some going so far as to name the people dealing with it as the harbingers of their own destruction
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Thunderstorms around the Florida panhandle caused several waterspouts, which look like tornados in the ocean, to form Tuesday morning.
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The Farmers' Almanac's 2022-2023 Extended Weather Forecast predicts an early start to winter, which should be cold and snowy.
First Street Foundation --- whose property-level climate-risk studies can be used by homebuyers --- adds a heat model to its tool for floods and wildfires.
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A tropical wave over the southwestern Caribbean has a 20% chance for development as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico.
At 6 a.m. CDT Tuesday, Boo Freeman filmed a massive waterspout off the coast of Destin, Florida, about 50 miles east of Pensacola, before most people had their first cup of coffee. "What a morning! Wow!" Freeman posted on Instagram. Multiple videos and photos posted to social media showed the storm, Northwest Florida Daily News reported. Freeman told AccuWeather that the photogenic waterspout dissipated offshore. "I've seen many waterspouts; just last week we had another one pass by." AccuWeathe
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A large swath of Monterey County and California’s interior will experience dangerously high temperatures. Here's how to stay safe.
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SQF Wishon Fire has tripled in size in 30 minutes outside Springville, and is prompting evacuation warnings.
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A new study released Tuesday said the first storms of the Atlantic hurricane season have been firing up about 5 days per decade earlier since 1979.
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A complex of fires in Humboldt and Trinity counties grew by more than 2,000 acres from Sunday into Monday.
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A case of upwelling along the Lake Michigan shoreline caused water temperatures to drop by up to 25 degrees.
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Hottest days of the year could double or quadruple in 30 years, says new First Street Foundation Report.
The governor of West Virginia declared a state of emergency in two counties Monday after record-setting rainfall caused significant flash flooding overnight, damaging over 100 homes in Kanawha County, washing out bridges and prompting a number of water rescues. Floodwaters rushed into the county Sunday evening into Monday morning, with some areas of Kanawha receiving up to 6 inches of rain in a short period of time. As of 9 a.m. EDT Monday, more than 500 emergency calls had come into the local 9
Regions that rely on the Yangtze, China's longest river, are having to deploy pumps and cloud-seeding rockets as a long drought depletes water levels and threatens crops, and a heatwave is set to last another two weeks. The Yangtze's middle and lower reaches have faced temperatures in excess of 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) over the past month, with experts blaming climate change-induced variations in the western Pacific subtropical high, a major determinant of summer weather throughout east Asia. With the autumn harvest under threat, the agriculture ministry has deployed 25 teams to key regions to take action to protect crops, the Shanghai government's Guangming Daily newspaper reported.
Extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer reported from Arizona on Aug. 16 during a short break between flood risks in the state.
Severe flooding caused an “extensive amount of damage” to parts of West Virginia, prompting the Governor to declare a State of Emergency on August 15.This footage, filmed by Joey Crist, shows muddy water cascading down a road in the small city of Smithers, West Viriginia.Governor Jim Justice declared a State of Emergency in Kanawha and Fayette counties after between four to six inches of rain fell overnight, flooding several roads and damaging over 100 homes.According to the National Weather Service “unsettled weather” was set to continue in the region for the rest of the week, with daily afternoon storms expected. Credit: Joey Crist via Storyful
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Map shows 'extreme heat belt' projected to cover a quarter of the US in 30 years, where temperatures would breach 125 degrees Fahrenheit
An analysis of satellite data predicts about one-third of Americans will get temperatures above 125 degrees Fahrenheit in 2053. That's conservative.
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STORY: A fire in Vall d’Ebo, near Alicante, burnt 16,000 acres of land boosted by a hard topography, which forced firefighters to effort aerial means to control the blaze.Locals were shocked after a night of evacuation in which they left home with only the clothes they were wearing.“It's too bad, we never expected anything like this in life,” said evacuee Josefa Balaguer about a wildfire that started on Saturday (August 13) after a thunderstorm.In nearby Castellon, firefighters struggled to control a blaze at Les Useres after it burnt 1,976 acres.Valencia firefighters got Calles wildfire under control.Spain's weather agency AEMET said fire risk was still very high in the Mediterranean area.