Showers and storms will produce localized heavy rainfall
- USA TODAY
A study says that as the Earth warms, a California flood that would swamp Los Angeles, displace millions and cause historic damage gets more likely.
- Miami Herald
The drought in Europe is on track to be the worst one in 500 years, experts say.
Pockets of heavy rain and thunderstorms swept across the Southwest on Thursday night, prompting flash flood warnings in southern Nevada, far southeastern California and Arizona. The gusty storms knocked out power to many Las Vegas residents and flooded numerous roadways, including the famous Las Vegas Strip. Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas recorded 0.58 of an inch of rainfall from thunderstorms in just an hour, nearly double what the site typically observes for August. Surrounding
- NBC News
Las Vegas was hit with fresh flash floods Thursday night just two weeks after casinos and hotels in the tourist hotspot were flooded with water during monsoonal rains.
- Tallahassee Democrat
Ominous steering currents for Florida may be on horizon as quiet hurricane season persists | WeatherTiger
That slow start to Florida's hurricane season doesn’t mean much, unfortunately. September's peak is still coming.
- Business Insider
Videos show Las Vegas casinos underwater again following flash floods, the latest in a string of extreme weather events
One clip from inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino showed card tables being soaked as water fell from the ceiling.
- The Columbus Dispatch
In publication since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting an "unreasonably cold, snowy" winter in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.
Covid forced many restaurants to shut down. But those that pulled through are facing a new challenge: extreme heat.
- TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers
Saharan Air Layer dust clouds can travel and impact locations around the globe, thousands of miles away from its African origins.
Another surge of heat is in the works for the northwestern United States, AccuWeather meteorologists say. Not only will temperatures have the potential to approach levels set late last month, but the surging heat and widespread dry landscape could bring a significant uptick in wildfire activity. "An upcoming heat wave for the Northwest next week could rival temperatures reached in some locations from late July," AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Alex DaSilva said. Temperatures are projected t
What does drought mean and what are the implications for water, food, rivers and wildlife?
A slowly brewing area of low pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico not only has the potential to evolve into a tropical depression and storm -- potentially becoming the fourth of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season -- as it drifts toward the Texas coast, but it is also likely to bring both much-needed rain and the risk of flash flooding as it pushes inland later this weekend, AccuWeather meteorologists warn. The same disturbance may go on to bring a new round of flash flooding to the southwest
- CBS News
With record heat turning brush and farmland into a tinderbox across much of Europe, wildfires are tearing across France, Spain and Portugal.
Climate change is exacerbating conditions in Europe where hotter temperatures are speeding up evaporation.
HOSTENS, France (Reuters) -A "monster" wildfire raged for a third day in southwestern France on Thursday, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes. With no let-up in scorching temperatures likely before the weekend, firefighters backed by water-bombing aircraft battled on many fronts, saying the massive fire could change direction at any moment. "It's an ogre, it's a monster," Gregory Allione from the French firefighters body FNSPF told RTL radio.
- Redding Record Searchlight
Friday's objectives are to continue monitoring the McKinney Fire, mop up deeper into the fire's interior and protect cultural and natural resources.
- The Hill
The American West is experiencing its driest period in human history, a megadrought that threatens health, agriculture and entire ways of life. DRIED UP is examining the dire effects of the drought on the states most affected — as well as the solutions Americans are embracing. It’s difficult to capture the scale of the drought…
Beachgoers from Los Angeles County to Ventura County were warned of unusually high tides over the weekend after the National Weather Service issued a beach hazard statement for the area.
- Redding Record Searchlight
The Perseid meteor shower is at its most dazzling on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here's how to watch in Siskiyou and Shasta counties.
Meteorologist Jim Weber says a tropical wave off the coast of Africa was of interest earlier this week, but wind shear appears to be limiting its ability to form. There were no predictions of other areas of development over the next five days.