Mostly sunny skies in the Valley with a high near 103°F.
- 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.
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.
- Miami Herald
A disturbance began to develop Friday just offshore of southeastern Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said.
- 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.
- Miami Herald
The drought in Europe is on track to be the worst one in 500 years, experts say.
- The Columbus Dispatch
In publication since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting an "unreasonably cold, snowy" winter in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.
- 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.
- The Hill
A chemical leak late Thursday evening caused the closure of a major freeway in California, forcing officials to evacuate about 170 residences from within a half-mile radius of the leak. John Crater, the chief of the Riverside County Fire Department, said at a press conference on Friday that all homes and businesses were evacuated. The…
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Monsoon season continues with the National Weather Service's forecast of heavy rain this weekend. Plus, info on ADOT highway closures.
- 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.
Climate change is exacerbating conditions in Europe where hotter temperatures are speeding up evaporation.
- CBS News
With record heat turning brush and farmland into a tinderbox across much of Europe, wildfires are tearing across France, Spain and Portugal.
- The Coloradoan
While the Perseids meteor shower will peak this weekend, "expectations are low" with a supermoon set to outshine it. Here are some viewing tips anyway.
- Reuters Videos
STORY: Footage showed the bear wobbling and whining as she sat belly-up in the back of a pick-up truck, after people rescued the visibly-debilitated animal from the forest.Mad honey, or "deli bal" in Turkish, is a type of rhododendron honey that can have hallucinogenic effects.The bear was brought to a vet, where she was receiving treatment and would likely be released into the wild in the coming days, local authorities said, adding that she was in good condition.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
They were found in an apartment complex pond, officials said.
- Christian Science Monitor
As climate change engulfs the American West, a veteran Montana fire lookout finds hope in the vast wilderness area she stewards.
- 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…
Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer captured video on Aug. 12 as dangerous flooding came in waves from storms along the Vermilion Cliffs in Arizona.
- NBC News
A wildland firefighter battling an Oregon blaze died after he was struck by a tree, authorities said Thursday.