Sweltering temperatures across Texas have led to skyrocketing energy demand and now, some providers are struggling. In Austin, temperatures have reached 100 degrees for eight days straight and Houston and San Antonio are having one of their hottest Junes on record. NBC News’ Morgan Chesky gives a closer look at the residents and energy suppliers dealing with these record high temperatures.
- Corpus Christi Caller-Times
A disturbance in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico has a 40% chance of becoming a tropical storm and bringing heavy rain to Texas. Here's what to know.
Meteorologists are tracking three tropical disturbances brewing in the Atlantic.
- Raleigh News and Observer
It can reduce visibility to zero, experts say.
- San Luis Obispo Tribune
The fire threatened 50 structures, according to Cal Fire.
- 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.
- Idaho Statesman
“Plunging into cold water of any temperature becomes dangerous if you aren’t prepared,” the National Weather Service said.
Alaska, traditionally one of the coldest states in the country, is set to see an unusually warm start to July thanks to a heat dome parking itself over the region. Temperatures could rise up to 20 degrees F above normal in the northernmost state, with temperatures rising well into the 80s to near 90 F. A heat dome occurs when there is a large poleward shift in the jet stream, which becomes wavy and elongated. In this case, an unusually strong high pressure system is forcing the jet stream well t
- USA TODAY
One system in the Gulf of Mexico could bring drenching rains to portions of Texas and Louisiana this week, potentially resulting in flash flooding.
- 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
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. While organization and development into a tropical depression or named storm is a possibility at any time through Thursday, downpours are expected to overspread much of the western and central Gulf Coast. This rain can cause localized flash flooding but bring much-n
After driving into the sinkhole, the woman was rescued by neighbors. She's going to be OK. The westbound lanes of Missouri Avenue will be closed until at least June 28, Phoenix Police said.
- Detroit Free Press
Burning debris is the top cause of Michigan wildfires.
The "Last Week Tonight" host hit a developer with a deluge of barbs in a segment on water shortage.
- Miami Herald
The Atlantic basin could see its first hurricane of the season later this week if a system near Venezuela keeps strengthening.
- USA TODAY
Sacramento firefighters had to create a water pit to extinguish a Tesla that kept reigniting in a wrecking yard.
- 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.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Two has formed in the Atlantic and there is still plenty of reason to keep monitoring the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- Associated Press
A missing golden retriever named Lilah, discovered deep inside a culvert pipe in upstate New York, could not be lured out by her owner with peanut butter dog treats or cheese. In the end, State Trooper Jimmy Rasaphone decided to crawl about 15 feet (5 meters) into the pipe under a rural road to rescue Lilah, despite the extremely tight fit. “He crouched down and literally disappeared into the hole with a lead that had a choker on it," said Lilah's owner, Rudy Fuehrer, who called 911 for help on Sunday morning.
- 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.