In the wake of the severe storms overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday, Pottawattamie County saw extensive wind damage in places like Carson, Macedonia and Treynor.
Meteorologists are tracking three tropical disturbances brewing in the Atlantic.
- Raleigh News and Observer
It can reduce visibility to zero, experts say.
- The Weather Network
On this day in weather history, California was hit by two massive earthquakes.
- Miami Herald
The Atlantic basin looks a lot more like late July than late June this week, with two systems under watch and tropical storm warnings in effect for Trinidad and Tobago.
- Tacoma News Tribune
Traps are currently being deployed in areas of infestation, marked by a bright orange buoy.
- The Conversation
During ice ages, ice sheets like the one in Greenland have covered much of Earth's surface. Thor Wegner/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. How many ice ages has the Earth had, and could humans live through one? – Mason C., age 8, Hobbs, New Mexico First, what is an ice age? It’s when the Earth has cold temperatures for a long time – millions to tens
- CBS News
The women, who were traveling to Chennai airport in India, were arrested after suspicious objects were seen on the airport's x-ray machine.
- USA TODAY
Sacramento firefighters had to create a water pit to extinguish a Tesla that kept reigniting in a wrecking yard.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Earning a dark sky park designation isn't just about whether the sky is dark enough. It requires things like lighting changes and community outreach.
- Redding Record Searchlight
A fire west of Mount Shasta burned about 10 acres late Saturday and early Sunday before crews stopped the forward progress of the blaze.
Flagstaff is experiencing its first major flood of the year as monsoon season is in full swing. Burn scars from the Pipeline, Haywire and Tunnel wildfires are posing a major risk for businesses and residents.
- Palm Beach Daily News
Even if a tropical system does not form, tropical downpours are likely across the Gulf Coast states this week.
- American City Business Journals
Tesla is planning to build a massive Supercharger station in Oregon, an outpost apparently rivaled in scale only by one operating station in California and another under construction in the Golden State. The Oregon site is right off Interstate 5 in the Douglas County town of Sutherlin, 165 miles south of Portland and home to 8,563 people. Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) has about two dozen Supercharger stations in Oregon.
- The Weather Network
The plastic industry emits at least 232 million tons of greenhouse gases annually, which is equivalent to the emissions from 116 coal-fired power plants, experts say.
- KGO – San Francisco
DID YOU FEEL IT? A preliminary magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Cobb in Lake County on Tuesday, according to the USGS.
- Good Morning America
Millions of Americans had already been given a taste of sweltering temperatures by the time the summer solstice -- the longest day of the year and the official start of the summer season -- arrived last week. Following back-to-back dangerous heat waves that impacted a large swath of the nation over the past two weeks, much of the country will be bracing for more rounds of intense heat as summer continues. The final days of June and first days of July will likely bring above-average temperatures along the Gulf Coast, with building heat in the West.
Fellow villagers have praised an Indonesian man for capturing a crocodile longer than 4 metres (13 ft) on the island of Sulawesi using just a rope. The giant reptile can be seen in a video being secured around the jaws by Usman, who, like many Indonesians, goes by one name. Usman said it had been roaming the area for at least two days, frightening the inhabitants.
- Associated Press
When President Joe Biden applauded a decision by Intel Corp. to build a $20 billion semiconductor operation on “1,000 empty acres of land” in Ohio, it didn't sit well with Tressie Corsi. “You can see it’s not vacant land,” Corsi said on a recent warm summer day as she sat on her porch. Corsi and more than 50 other homeowners on the Intel site aren't being forcibly removed.
- Naples Daily News
The National Hurricane Center says a tropical wave over the central Atlantic has a high likelihood of becoming a tropical depression this week.
A tropical rainstorm tracking toward the Caribbean is on the cusp of becoming a named tropical storm, but AccuWeather meteorologists are also monitoring another tropical rainstorm in the northern Gulf of Mexico that could strengthen as it nears land. While organization and development into a tropical depression or named storm is a possibility, downpours are expected to overspread much of the western and central Gulf Coast. This rain can cause localized flash flooding but bring much-needed drough