National Hurricane Center Storm Surge Specialist Jamie Rhome explains the dangers of storm surge and the importance of generator safety.
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A "historic" and potentially deadly heat wave is on tap for the Pacific Northwest into southwestern Canada this weekend into early next week, with never-before-seen temperatures possible in cities like Portland, Ore., and Spokane, Wash. Why it matters: The heat wave will affect a region where many people lack central air conditioning, raising the likelihood for public health impacts. In addition, power demand is likely to spike at a time when hydropower resources are running relatively low due t
- Miami Herald
The National Hurricane Center is now tracking two disturbances in the Atlantic, including a strong tropical wave that’s about to roll off the coast of Africa in the next few days.
- USA TODAY
The building had been sinking at an alarming rate - about 2 millimeters a year - according to a 2020 study.
A heat wave is bringing unprecedented high temperatures to the Pacific Northwest — a region of the country typically cooled by the ocean, rather than central air conditioning. The heat will begin Friday and last into early next week. Why it matters: The heat wave will shatter monthly and all-time temperature records in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the records could break the old milestones by several degrees. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Such warmt
(Bloomberg) -- Sarah Brunner opened the irrigation spigots on her farm in March, three months early. The rain should have still been falling in California. Now that summer is taking hold, she and her husband are considering shifting their meager water supplies into pastures so their animals will have enough to eat.Brunner’s worries don’t stop at the barnyard. The family’s fields of shallots, garlic and goats are surrounded by thick Northern California forests, dried out and primed to burn. An ea
(Bloomberg) -- Christine Gemperle is about to do what almond farmers fear the most: rip out her trees early.Water is so scarce on her orchard in California’s Central Valley that she’s been forced to let a third of her acreage go dry. In the irrigated areas, the lush, supple trees are dewy in the early morning, providing some relief from the extreme heat. Walking over to the dry side, you can actually feel the temperature start to go up as you’re surrounded by the brittle, lifeless branches that
Far out in Yemen's remote eastern desert landscape, a gaping hole in the ground believed to be "million and millions" years old fascinates and mystifies locals. Those who live near the hole, named the Well of Barhout, believe anything that comes close to the "Hell Pit" will be sucked in without escape. The hole looms large in the public's imagination. According to Yemeni legend, "extinct tongues fizz on cold nights" there, a reference to what might be lurking inside the hole. Shrouded in mystery
Just a few days after Tropical Storm Dolores made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast, a new tropical threat is building just to the southeast of where Dolores was first detected. The 2021 East Pacific hurricane season has been close to normal so far in terms of activity level since it began on May 15. AccuWeather forecasters are predicting what could become the fifth tropical system of the season will take shape just offshore of Mexico by the weekend. Meteorologists anticipate the system to form
- The Guardian
Officials prepare to elevate streets despite financial shortfalls, amid recognition that not every home can be saved The neighborhood of Stillwright Point in Key Largo, Florida. Photograph: Saul Martinez/The Guardian Long famed for its spectacular fishing, sprawling coral reefs and literary residents such as Ernest Hemingway, the Florida Keys is now acknowledging a previously unthinkable reality: it faces being overwhelmed by the rising seas and not every home can be saved. Following a grueling
- Business Insider
Drought maps show the western US at its driest in 20 years - a ticking time bomb for even more fires and power failures
Key water reservoirs were already alarmingly dry when a heat wave blanketed the western US, straining power grids and raising wildfire risk.
Location, location, location. Americans have heard that expression about real estate for years. But as we've learned over the past year, the phrase also applies to public health, particularly amid the...
- Idaho Statesman
The National Weather Service issued the advisory a few minutes before 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
- FTW Outdoors
A Florida diver set two records recently by spearing and removing a large lionfish from the Gulf of Mexico.
Australia's mouse plague continues as a horde of mice infest a rural prison, forcing inmates and staff to evacuate
Swarms of mice have infiltrated a rural prison in the state of New South Wales, as Australia fights one of its worst mice plagues in recent history.
A historic heat wave scorched Moscow, Russia, with temperatures reaching a 120-year-old record at 94.5 degrees Fahrenheit on June 21. City residents try to stay cool in the sizzling heat.
(Bloomberg) -- Record heat will scorch the West starting this weekend, likely taxing California’s power grid for days.Temperatures will rise 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (11 to 17 Celsius) above normal from the Pacific Northwest through California, toppling records and lasting into next week, said Lara Pagano, a senior branch forecaster at the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. The heat comes a week after the California Independent System Operator, which runs the power grid, struggled to meet peak d
- Idaho Statesman
Larger outages were reported north and west of the Boise area.
The tornado that hit Chicago was stronger than most tornadoes and much harder to warn people about than a typical supercell tornado.
- KFSN – Fresno
ABC30 meteorologist Madeline Evans is expecting lightning, wind, and little rain over the Sierra Nevada - a dangerous combination that could spark flames that would spread quickly.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos via GettyAs an historic drought was intensifying in the Southwest late last month, members of a far-right chat group about Arizona state politics got to talking about similar water shortages in Oregon and northern California. There, farmers were struggling with dry fields and strict water limits. The crisis, members of the Arizona group chat falsely claimed, amounted to a deliberate plot by “Jews” to “starve Americans by cutting off the water supply.”