Zack Green has your latest weather forecast.
- Naples Daily News
No new tropical cyclones are expected over the next five days but as Tropical Storm Colin reminded us, conditions can change rapidly.
- Redding Record Searchlight
And if Mother Nature again smiles favorably upon us, it will happen again Monday.
Dramatic footage from Helena, Montana, showed roaring floodwaters overwhelming streets in the city on July 3. A storm began to sweep through Helena on Sunday evening, bringing fierce wind gusts and significant flooding with it. Video acquired by Storyful and shot by passerby Andy Shirtliff showed water up to the wheel well of vehicles as they drove through downtown Helena. The water made its way into some buildings downtown, including The Lewis and Clark Library. Maintenance teams worked quickly
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Residents in northern New Mexico prepared for another day of flash flooding. On Saturday, those in Pendaries were seen placing sandbags and building trenches along roads. The area is located near burn scars from the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire. "We can have some flooding, but not like this. Not running down roads that we've never seen it run down before, moving buildings and cars," Aaron Atencio, manager at Pendaries RV Park, said.
AccuWeather meteorologists expect temperatures to skyrocket across the Intermountain West heading into this weekend, with a few locales potentially reaching their hottest levels of the year thus far. A northward shift in the jet stream will allow a 'heat dome' to build across much of the West and High Plains during the latter part of the week. Underneath these heat domes, the air sinks, causing temperatures to climb and precipitation and cloud cover to generally be limited. Following a generally
- CBS News
Addison Bethea was scalloping along the gulf coast with her older brother, a firefighter, when a 9-foot-long shark latched onto her thigh.
A line of storms is expected to sweep through Minnesota early Monday morning.
- The Florida Times-Union
Events in the eastern South Pacific along the western coast of South America impact Jacksonville and Florida. It's about La Nina, El Nino and ENSO.
- The State
Aftershocks continue rumbling through the Midlands following a series of relatively powerful earthquakes.
A storage device made from sand may overcome the biggest issue in the transition to renewable energy.
- The Courier Journal
The heat index will climb into the 100s during the week, then create scattered storms, according to NWS predictions.
- The Weather Network
Temperatures more than 20 degrees above normal will bathe the Arctic Circle for the first half of July.
- Fresno Bee
Firefighters were working late to finish containment.
- Associated Press
More than 30,000 residents of Sydney and its surrounds were told to evacuate or prepare to abandon their homes Monday as Australia’s largest city faces its fourth, and possibly worst, round of flooding in less than a year and a half. Days of torrential rain caused dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks, bringing a new flood emergency to parts of the city of 5 million people. “The latest information we have is that there’s a very good chance that the flooding will be worse than any of the other three floods that those areas had in the last 18 months,” Emergency Management Minister Murray Watt said.
- Associated Press
From the snowcapped peaks of Tibet to the tropical island of Hainan, China is sweltering under the worst heatwave in decades while rainfall hit records in June. Extreme heat is also battering Japan, and volatile weather is causing trouble for other parts of the world in what scientists say has all the hallmarks of climate change, with even more warming expected this century. The northeastern provinces of Shandong, Jilin and Liaoning saw precipitation rise to the highest levels ever recorded in June, while the national average of 112.1 millimeters (4.4 inches) was 9.1 % higher than the same month last year, the China Meteorological Administration said in a report Tuesday.
- Charlotte Observer
“It’s gross & scummy, but doesn’t appear to be a threat to water quality.”
- Asheville Citizen-Times
A bear hunter at the center of the Montreat hunting dog debate speaks out on his own experience with the incident in question.
- Tacoma News Tribune
These Washington snakes can be deadly. Here’s how to identify a snake on your next hike.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Rain showers and storms could linger through the week, according to the National Weather Service.
Italy's prime minister on Monday linked the collapse of the country's biggest Alpine glacier to climate change, as hopes faded of finding further survivors from a disaster that killed at least seven people. Eight people were injured and another 14 were reported missing, authorities said, cautioning that it was not clear how many climbers were caught when the glacier gave way on Sunday. Ice and rock thundered down Marmolada, the highest mountain in the Italian Dolomites, at 300 kilometres an hour (185 miles per hour), according to the head of Trento province, Maurizio Fugatti. Rescuers used thermal drones to seek heat from potential survivors, although chances of finding them were "slim to nothing", the region's Alpine Rescue Service head Giorgio Gajer told AGI news agency. The bodies recovered so far were found "torn apart", rescuer Gino Comelli said. The disaster struck one day after a record-high temperature of 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) was recorded at the summit of the glacier, the largest in the Italian Alps. Prime Minister Mario Draghi said it was "without doubt linked to the deterioration of the environment and the climate situation". Alpine Rescue spokeswoman Michela Canova told AFP an "avalanche of snow, ice and rock" hit an access path at a time when there were several roped parties, "some of whom were swept away". - 'Heard a roar' - She said the total number of climbers involved was "not yet known". The civil protection agency said there were four cars at base camp unaccounted for: two Czech, one German and one Hungarian. "I heard a roar, I turned to my left and saw a mass of ice coming down from the mountain," ski instructor Luca Medici, 54, told AFP. Bodies dug out of the ice and rock were taken to the village of Canazei. A physical search of the disaster scene was impossible on Monday due to fears the glacier may still be unstable, and helicopters could only fly part of the time due to bouts of bad weather. "It is difficult for the rescuers in (such) a dangerous situation," Canazei mayor Giovanni Bernard told AFP. Images of the avalanche filmed from a nearby refuge show snow and rock hurtling down the mountain slopes. "It's a miracle we're alive," Stefano Dal Moro, an engineer who was hiking with his Israeli partner, told Corriere della Sera. "It's useless to run. You can only pray that it doesn't come your way. We crouched down and hugged each other tightly as the ice passed". - Heat 'beyond normal' - Massimo Frezzotti, a science professor at Roma Tre University, told AFP the collapse was caused by unusually warm weather linked to global warming. Last winter was very dry, with precipitation down 40 to 50 percent. "The current state of the glacier is something we'd expect to see in mid-August, not early July," he said. Glacier specialist Renato Colucci told AGI the phenomenon was "bound to repeat itself" because "for weeks the temperatures at altitude in the Alps have been well above normal values". The recent warm temperatures had generated a large quantity of water from the melting glacier. It had accumulated at the bottom of the block of ice and caused it to collapse, he added. Pope Francis tweeted his prayers for the victims, saying tragedies provoked by climate change such as this, "must push us to seek urgently new ways to respect people and nature". The Trento public prosecutor's office has opened an investigation to determine the causes of the tragedy. UN scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in March that melting ice and snow was one of 10 major threats caused by global warming, disrupting ecosystems and infrastructure. Jonathan Bamber, director of the Glaciology Centre at Bristol University, said glacier decline was "making the high mountains of Europe an increasing dangerous and unpredictable environment to be in". bur-ide/jm